Beyond the Tempest Gate

November 20, 2013 - 8:50 pm No Comments

Beyond the Tempest Gate
Author: Jeff Suwak
Publisher: VabellaPublishing
Page count: 76pp
Release Date: 24th Aug 2013
Reviewer: Theresa Derwin
Twenty five year old Gabriel is a Holy Knight of the Church of Dunrabian. He is on a quest to the Tempest Gate and beyond, to destroy the demon Elezear, who feeds on souls. The aged priest Nimphus and his mentor, tries to talk Gabriel out of this journey and his attempt to challenge the demon, but to no avail. The Tempest Gate is a sort of storm that surrounds the island to keep the demon inside.
This is a short novella but still manages to pack it all in, with adventure, violence and prophecies. Gabriel is single minded in his mission, and is also quite young and arrogant so goes on a spiritual journey himself whilst on this quest.
I’m not strictly speaking a fantasy fan, however with the inclusion of the demon it is dark enough to appeal to me and there is plenty of swash and buckle for your pennies. It’s a short read but an enjoyable on. Well constructed classic fantasy.

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