Review: The Rising Wind – Ken Floro III
Newly graduated into the Imperial knighthood, Marcavius Maximus looks forward to what his new life has to offer. With his cousin, Monty, by his side, he knows he’ll be able to meet whatever comes his way head on. He and Monty dutifully set off for home, eager to know what it is that they’ve been summoned for. Sadly, mum’s the word, as those around them are as clueless as they are.
Unexpected accidents soon crop along the way. While they’re not sure as to who could be causing the unexplained phenomenon, Marcavius cannot deny that treachery is a foot. There’s a traitor in their midst, one who’s determined in having his or her way. Unable to make sense of the situation at hand, things taken a sordid turn when they’re forced to take shelter on what they believe to be an uninhabited island.
As opposition comes at him from every corner, Marcavius vows to do everything possible to keep his men and himself alive at all cost. He aims to get to the bottom of the mystery at hand, though he’s not exactly sure as to what he’s supposed to be doing. They’ve embarked on unknown territory, something they’ve never encountered before.
Delving deeper in the secrets of the island, Marcavius soon realizes there’s more to the story than they know. They’re ending up there wasn’t an accident, even if it was made out to look that way. Something about the island has drawn the traitor in their midst there. It’s obvious the person seeks something there, but what? With no other option but to discover the traitor’s secrets, he and his men set off on a journey from which they may never see the light of day ever again.
A fantastic adventure, The Rising Wind dives head-first into the lives of Marcavius Maximus and his cousin, Monty. With these two, they’re sure to get into mischief at every turn, but they’re determined in making the most of any situation. Ken has crafted a world that’s similar to ours, but has also given it a depth that draws the reader in from the very beginning. We encounter the supernatural, paranormal, and fantasy all in one. Caught up in this marvelous world, we’re able to vividly envision the character’s surroundings as well as the situations they find themselves in. This is definitely a wonderful beginning for this series, and I look forward to the second book soon enough.
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About the book: After graduating into the Imperial knighthood, Marcavius and his cousin book passage aboard a merchant ship, the Rising Wind, to visit their family estate before reporting to the legions. They know no ship dares tread the heart of the Mennaidran Sea, yet along their voyage a strange fog suddenly sets the Rising Wind adrift in those haunted waters. Fortunately another passenger offers his skill as a navigator to save the day, yet he insists that the ship first detour to a nearby island to replenish its supplies. There the ship’s unlucky passengers soon learn that the monsters and magic of legend are no mere myths! Friends, strangers, and even bitter enemies must work together in order to survive and escape. Yet some of the greatest dangers they’ll face are destined to come from one another. Get The Rising Wind through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
About the author: Ken was born and raised in the Southside of Saint Louis. After earning a degree in World Literature, followed by a degree in Culinary Arts, Ken soon made the obvious career move and went to work in medicine. If you’re having any trouble guessing why, then you’ve probably never served time in the literary or culinary fields. A little taste of reality can suddenly turn a healthy paycheck, normal working hours, and long-term job security into sumptuous delicacies. Despite the sudden change in his employment trajectory, Ken never turned away from his dream of writing. He’d nurtured a lifelong creative ambition, which had gained direction when a funny true story he wrote for a high school English class became so popular with his classmates they traded copies of it in the hall and passed them up and down the bus. Ever since that catalytic moment, Ken has been writing as a hobby and a passion. Thus far, he’s published eight books, along with several other tidbits. Connect with Ken on his website, Facebook, GoodReads, or Twitter.