Monday, December 31, 2012
Path to Vengence Review
Author: WH Cann
Genre: Sci-fi/ Fantasy
The Blurb:When his brother, father and fiancée are killed by Krelathan raiders, Grogaan’s life is ripped apart, causing grief, anger and rage. He vows his revenge and sets about on his ‘path to vengeance’ by purchasing and upgrading four starfighters for him and his friends.
As a result of his intense emotional trauma brought on by his losses, he experiences troubling and disturbing dreams, leading to bouts of severe depression.
Feeling guilty over the loss of his loved ones, especially his fiancée, Grogaan avoids romantic involvement until Joeen, his brother’s former fiancée re-enters his life, causing him more emotional turmoil. This is further compounded by an unexpected encounter with Ellarna, a Senator's daughter, who he is besotted with.
A chance meeting with members of a long forgotten sect, ‘The Brotherhood of the Teragon Eagle’, on a nearby planet, together with information revealed to him by his mother, prove Grogaan’s unique abilities are due to his family heritage; an ancestor having been a respected wizard and a member of the Guardian Order.
Grogaan and his friends prove their piloting skills and spearhead the counter offensive against the Krelathan raiders. However, it’s his abilities enhanced by his gift of magic that take him and his friends on a path that impacts on the future of the galaxy as foretold by a two hundred year old prophecy; a path he begins to tread while developing a powerful relationship with one of the two women.
My Review: As I began reading this book I had a distinct feeling of being in the middle of a Star Trek scene where only engineering was involved. Mr. Cann goes into grave detail about everything in his book Path to Vengeance leaving my head spinning with to much detail. I can't seem to keep all the information inside my head as it feels completely full and that's only a third of the way through the book however, I read on in hopes that it will lead up to something more exciting for me but alas it never does.
I would like to say that Path to Vengeance is not a bad book it just was not my cup of tea. I do encourage those who like this genre to read it for yourselves.