Storm of War by Peter Gibbons: Book Review - The Fantasy Review

Storm of War by Peter Gibbons: Book Review

Spoiler-Free Storm of War Book Review

This is part of a Book Tour with Rachel’s Random Resources.

I haven’t read book one in this series, Warrior and Protector, but I love this period of history and decided to dive into book two, Storm of War, anyway – I do not regret this decision! I will also be picking up book one at some point in the future.

storm of war book review

A Brilliant Historical Fiction

Set from 990AD, Storm of War covers a period of history I love, and with the popularity of all these Viking-related books, films and TV shows, I know I am not alone. 

This book is an exciting, action-packed read; historical fiction for the epic fantasy reader for sure. Beo is pitted against viking invaders, making for some tense, atmospheric battle scenes that were impossible to stop reading!

The characters are pretty good, but not my favourite part of the book. It was the plot, atmosphere and vivid setting depictions that kept me reading, and that’s not a bad thing. I’m not just a character-based reader – this isn’t to say that Storm of War isn’t a character-driven narrative, I just didn’t find them the most interesting part of the story. 

Definitely give this historical fiction a read!

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