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I liked the book but I kept breaking from the fantasy every time they messed up how fast sound travels. At one point the hero was flying toward the villain and broke the sound barrier causing a sonic boom. The author then states that this alerted the villain... You can figure out rest... It happened with a gun later... It just killed the fun for me.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
The story was standard fare. That's fine, I was looking for something along those lines; unfortunately, the fight scenes quickly became repetitive. So many of the problems that this story had could have been solved with a thesaurus; the word "punch" has so many synonyms that are also far more descriptive, cinematic and have greater impact that one could fill a page with them. The sequel was only marginally better in this regard; Mr. Rutherford has a wonderful idea that he struggles to express to us, with this series.
The potential is there for some good old fashioned pulp fun, but it's hamstrung by simplistic expression.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Is that a bird or a plane? no its Tempest!! 😱
a really good story, hard not to draw comparisons to most of the other superheroes origin stories out there. Author did a good job trying to cover how the the hero would survive most of the feed back from using his powers, good character development and relating to the main character. Narrator did a great job too.