Horn of the Kraken by Stephen Pearl

I received a review copy of this book via Onlinebookclub.org.

What can I really say? I was excited to read it and it ended with disappointment.

The story line was strong. It was simply written but written well enough to engage the reader. Then the grammatical errors came and then the ending was rushed and my thoughts on the book took a turn for the negative.

So in this story a character brings five people together. All of them have one common goal; vengeance. This is a post apocalyptic, viking time period. The antagonist has a horn that he can use to summon and control a creature(s) called Kraken. When they are called by the blow of the horn, ships sink, cargo is lost and people ultimately die. This group of five people all have a vendetta against this man and in exacting their revenge friendships are formed and there is even a romance.

And I liked that a lot however  I didn’t like the grammatical errors that littered the pages from misplaced quotation marks to words that were used incorrectly. Then there was the ending. There was fighting, and action but it didn’t have nearly the impact that I thought it would. You know how some books have a big bang at the end, to really make the reader think wow?! Yeah no it was over way too fast and I was left thinking ‘really’?

So you can check out my full review of the book here:

http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=28878

I rated Horn of the Kraken by Stephen Pearl a 2 out of 4 stars! 

Happy Reading! 🙂

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