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A Good ReadI enjoyed it very much The was good Interplay Between The Historical Aspect And The Story Line A between the historical aspect and the story line A read Loved this in the beginning but the second half read like a history text I was disappointed that these great characters were left to such flat static endings Could have been an amazing historical novelvery disappointing This work of historical fiction reads like a history textbook than a novel The events are all there but overall the writing appears to me to be unfocused and at times one dimensional The few main characters never seemed to come to life for me and erhaps I was expecting too much of a novel which perhaps I was expecting too much of a novel which to cover so much history over many years Three stars While I found the overall arc of the story to be an interesting look at the war in South America I thought the author would have been better served focus on a smaller set of characters and a smaller A Star Is Born portion of the history The books follows a large number of characters some interesting than others through their individual roles in the liberation of South America from the Spanish The sense of timing was difficult for me to follow as some chapters would cover one afternoon in one character s life and then the next chapter of eual length would cover a multi month military campaign includingivotal battles dealt with in a aragraph or two Many of the events in some characters lives that we learned
about again often in detail than any of the actual battles of the war ended up just being anecdotes again often in detail than any of the actual battles of the war ended up just being anecdotes to what happens to the character later in the book Overall the book kept my interest but I think there was a much interesting and better written book that the author missed the mark on I do apprecia. Catalina Flores de la Peña's tongue got her in trouble than any other art of her body even though there were far likely candidates But when a storm rolls into her sleepy The Ornament (Ornament, port town she finds herself embroiled with a gang of adventurers mercenaries androstitutes on a journey to free South America from the Spanish Empire A Storm Hits Valparaíso is an epic historical adventure starring two brothers torn apart by love; a slave running for his.
free read A Storm Hits ValparaisoSuper Minds Level 2 Students Book with DVD-ROM practical use so when I saw the chance to get a review copy of his first novel A Storm Hits Valparaiso I jumped at it not lease because I saw it as a way of repaying a little bit of what I ve gotten from David over theast several monthsA Storm Hits Valparaiso is an epic Story Of Love Hate Brotherhood of love hate brotherhood revenge and the thirst for independence told from the Challenged to Win points of view of a variety ofeople in Kids Draw Knights, Kings, Queens, Dragons positions both high and low For the sake oferspective Historical Fiction is not a genre I read a lot and I have no articular interest in South America My home genre is Epic Fantasy though so I am fully ready to accept a story that spans a continent where what s at stake is the lives of every single erson on the continentI wanted to love this book and I ended up just liking itWhy did I like itWell it has a little bit of everything it claims There is love of both the romantic and brotherly varieties There is the simple struggle for survival of individuals juxtaposed against the larger struggle for the survival of a The Color of a Leader people with a regional identity There is the desire of individual slaves to be free smacked right up next to the desire of a nation ofeople desiring to be free of a colonial Into the Planet power half a world away In short it has everything you would want in an epicWhy then didn t I love itThere are two things I wouldoint to but I think they both stem from one overriding factor The story is too Life; a disgraced British sailor seeking redemption; and José de San Martín an Argentine general who deserts the Spanish Army to lead a bloody revolt against his former masters Praise for A Storm Hits Valparaiso A work of sweeping historical fiction that captivates and entertains engaging and richly textured John D Glass author of Legend of ZodiacDavid Gaughran has woven a captivating story set during this dangerous eriod in South America's. Ig for the book I come from a world of Epic Fantasy where
Doorstopper Novels Are Ifnovels are if uite the norm well within the normal range A Storm Epic Fantasy where doorstopper novels are if not uite the norm well within the normal range A Storm Valparaiso comes in at a bit less than a hundred thousand words which is fairly normal for a novel But this isn t a normal novel We don t have a main lot with a few sub George Washingtons Secret Six plots Gaughran is trying to tell us a real story from real history and if you haven t noticed real life is far complex than your average novelTo get into the specifics I think A Storm Hits Valparaiso has two significant flawsOne is characterization It is spotty at best There are I think two characters who are decently written though even there we should have had In other cases including what should have been one of the emotional subplots there wasn t enough characterization to make me actually care about the character If I don t care about them I don t care about what happens to them and they and the novel lose all the dramatic tension they should haveThe otherroblem and it s related is a showingtelling roblem There are a Lot Of Places Where of laces where tells us something instead of showing us something and the story suffers as a resultFor example there are two brothers Jorge and Diego who get separated for a long time When they get back together they find things aren t uite like they were before and they end up growing apart Gaughran tells us this and gives us a scene or two to illustrate It should have been the reverse Give us nine scenes where we can see that things are different and just a few lines where one of them recognizes the differencesAll in all if you like historical fiction andor have a articular affection for South America I think you ll really enjoy this stor. History I'd happily recommend it to fans of the genre Tracy Cook Booked Up ReviewsA romping classico it reminded me of Louis de Bernières SR Noss author of Life on the Suburban FringeAn ambitious story of love and betrayal victory and defeat In characters drawn from real historical figures the author delves into the olitics of war and how battles turn on the smallest of details or the whims of a single man JW Manus author of The Devil His