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Flood Waters Rising Paperback – September 20, 2011
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Unfortunately, instead of a gem, a got a lesson in why some things are better left alone in the dusty corners of obscurity.
Flood Waters Rising tells the tale of Sithon Flood, a relative to Toraus Flood, a fellow whose treacherous actions caused both him and his family to be exiled until his death. The novel opens with the death of the aged Toraus, thus freeing his nephew, Sithon, and Sithon’s mother, Vaedra, from exile. However, shortly after Toraus’ death, both Sithon and Vaedra are forcefully taken in by Wardan, a mad scientist with the ability to raise the dead. Wardan wants to continue what Toraus put into motion and become the ruler of Rakaria, using the unwilling Sithon and his family as pawns.
One flaw I noticed immediately after picking up this book was it’s grammar. I’m aware that typos happen. Heck, I make them all the time myself. For all I know, I’ve made one in this review. It’s just another part of human error, and, ordinarily, a small typo – even a small handful of typos – wouldn't be a big deal to me. However, when there is a typo on every other page because someone doesn’t know how grammar works, then we have a problem. For every line of dialogue that is written correctly, there are a dozen riddled with errors.Read more ›
I mostly liked the story's direction and description. Sithon struggles believably with the transition into his new life. The narrative often describes the outward appearance of new electronic devices, in the laborious way of someone who doesn't understand this strange device. I also liked the treatment of the non-human characters. The Geedar race are anthropomorphic canines, so they notice scents much more than a human would, and they use techniques such as scent-testing security checkpoints. Canine body language is often used, particularly in the silent "huntspeak" language. Human-like traits are balanced with enough distinctive, dog-like ways that the Geedar seem believable for what they are.
The downside of the prose was that I found some things overdescribed. New locations are laid out in detail, with particular attention paid to the relative locations of everything. Minor actions like opening a door might get two full sentences of specific breakdown.Read more ›