Guest Review by Traci Sanders

A Whisper in the Shadows by Tom Fallwell Guest Review

By: Traci Sanders

Original review posted here.



(genre: fantasy/scifi)
I’m not usually a fantasy or sci-fi fan, but recently I’ve discovered some amazing talent in these genres. As well, the title (which, may I add is perfect for this story. It’s all tied together seamlessly inside.) and theme of this book intrigued me, so I decided to give it a try.

I was blown away by the intelligent, imaginative writing! The characters’ names were authentic and suitable for the era, and the fantastical creatures were unique and described with vivid detail. I could picture them perfectly.

Although I adored Baric and Whisper, I’d have to say my favorite character was Arganwulf. He sounded so confident and sexy – a great fantasy book boyfriend. 

There were a few slow parts to the story, but they were needed to build up to the mind-blowing plot twists found toward the end. These made the book worth every moment spent reading! The author did a phenomenal job creating suspense and intrigue at the end, and then blew every suspicion or prediction I had, out of reach. The ending was nothing like I’d expected, but everything I didn’t even know I wanted!

This is just one of my favorite lines in which the author used personification to describe a scene:

Looking north, the towering, snow-capped peaks loomed ahead of them . The road they now occupied wound upwards, twisting out of sight as it climbed into the mountains. 

And this was probably my favorite phrase, which is the embodiment of the entire theme of this story:

“You have a journey ahead of you that will span decades, but it will begin with something small. Only a whisper. Remember this that I tell you now. Power will corrupt even the most faithful, if their will is not strong. Beware such power, and keep your will strong.”

I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys fantasy encased by a compelling story and captivating characters. It’s both character-driven and plot-driven. I will definitely be reading more by this author.

Check out the book trailer here:

A Whisper in the Shadows – Trailer

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