book review, writing

Book review: The Storm’s Own Son: Book One and Two – Anthony Gillis

Good afternoon everyone.

I trust you are all well. So this review is a first for me, as I am not only reviewing the first book, but the second as I read them back to back. As the title of this post indicates, they are books written by the author Anthony Gillis and are the first two books in The Storm’s Own Son Series. The reason I am reviewing both at the same time is after finishing the first, I had to find out what happened next, I couldn’t simply leave it at the place the book ended. Always a sign of a good book and a well designed cliff hanger.

Another reviewer hit the nail on the head when they described it as a book about sex, violence, and magic. The protagonist isn’t your standard do-gooder type, he is perfectly designed with passions and flaws. Truth be told, at the start of the book I wasn’t sure it was going to be my kind of thing, but as you may have gathered, I soon changed my mind.

Without spoilers, the book itself is about the personal war of Talaos against The Living Prophet, one which unexpectedly sees new bonds, and powers developing in ways the reader would not have imagined given the start of the first book.

There are plenty of well-constructed fighting scenes as well as character growth and development. Mr Gillis uses a wide cast of supporting characters, all of which are as well-designed and detailed as the protagonist and even have their own sense of humour. At the end of book two, there are still so many unanswered questions, still so much to look forward to that it was very difficult not to start book three straight after.

I highly recommend this book, the writing style is smooth and enjoyable, the book is packed with actions, and the characters have a way of drawing you in.

Here are the links to Amazon, the first book is currently free, why not try it today?


Book one: The Storm’s Own Son: Book One (Storm and Fire 1)

Book two: The Storm’s Own Son: Book Two (Storm and Fire 2)

Book one: The Storm’s Own Son: Book One (Storm and Fire 1)

Book two:The Storm’s Own Son: Book Three (Storm and Fire 3)


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