Master of Whitestorm

Master of Whitestorm

by Janny Wurts

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The Master of Whitestorm 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JimWoodWork More than 1 year ago
This was a good, stand alone fantasy novel. The hero is complex & very tough. The descriptions of horses & especially sailing scenes are especially well done. The author's obvious familiarity with these two subjects shines through. The story line is excellent. While not indicated by sections, there are distinct parts to the hero's life, each one building to a climax & logically leading to the next. The suspense never ends in a world that is complex & dangerous. The cover was also great & painted by the author. A very talented lady. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While from early in her career, this novel showcases Wurts' ability to create and develop characters with a depth and realness not found in many fantasy novels. Trying to fully understand the angles of and drive behind Korendir, the protagonist, is guarenteed to pull you into the story and take you for a wild and exciding journey. For readers of Wurts' popular series, 'The Wars of Light and Shadow,' this novel provides a nice foreshadowing of Arithon.
sleo More than 1 year ago
I was introduced to Janny Wurts by first reading The Curse of the Mistwraith and totally loved it, so was hooked. Being my compulsive self, I couldn't stop reading until I finished that series before working my way backward through her earlier works. This book tells the story of Korendir, first introduced as a galley slave. He's a 'typical' Wurts hero in that he's tough, defended, smart, prickly (extremely), and underneath it all, a total cream puff. Having been introduced to this sort in the Mistwraith series, I was therefore patient with him and enjoyed the ride through his adventures early in the book. As events unfold, we finally learn the reasons for his behavior, and he becomes more human. This slow uncovering is also a Wurts hallmark, and one that I totally enjoy. While I was sure that would happen, other plot twists are less predictable and we are served up the climax with psychological depth and deep understanding - another Wurts characteristic, which is only one of the things I enjoy so much about her writing. This is a standalone novel and a good introduction to the writing of Janny Wurts. The writing style is less complex than the style of the Mistwraith series, and so it's an easier read, for those who would like to dip their toe into the work of this outstanding author.