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Review of The Dragon Storm - GATES

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Dragon Storm - GATES" by Anthony DiPaolo.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Are you looking for a captivating adventure book? Try The Dragon Storm - GATES by Anthony DiPaolo! You will travel around the world, fighting demons and other supernatural beings. I felt that Indiana Jones and Lara Croft were just around the corner, ready to give a helping hand and a clever comeback.

Alexander Storm is a mysterious and attractive man living in the Dragon Loch Castle. It is his legacy to protect humankind from evil, and he has a lot of experience. Moloch and Naamah are a pair of demons hell-bent on releasing Samael (another name for Lucifer) by using the infamous Dark Letters. First, the unholy creatures must locate all the hidden 12 pieces of the Dark Letters by solving some creative riddles. Storm is trying to outsmart them by creating a special task force of unique individuals. Kate and Keith are specialists in history, and Samantha is an IT guru with various talents, while Abigail can sense all the bad things in people. Let’s not forget Decks, a cross between an exorcist and Indiana Jones. Other unlikely allies help them on the way, such as a drug cartel leader, a Medjai warrior, or a pirate. Who will manage to get all the 12 parts?

The visual descriptions, completed with several crayon sketches that lent more authenticity, left me in awe. I must admit, I used Google to discover more details regarding the incredible monuments or archaeological sites mentioned in the novel. The writing style was impeccable: dynamic, easy to follow, and rich in witty banter.

I didn’t have any dull moments because the author knew exactly when to introduce a new, exciting character. I had glimpses of the protagonists’ lives and some proper introductions. However, Anthony DiPaolo left me to draw my own conclusions in some cases, using well-placed hints. That was very engaging, and I felt like a secret accomplice. Besides, the readers can try to decipher the riddles for themselves, which can be very satisfying.

There are some insignificant dislikes, but they did not interfere with the excellent reading experience. The author kept switching between Samantha and Sam or Alexander and Alex. Also, I am dying to discover Alexander’s age! However, it remained a mystery until the end. I encountered some minor errors, but not enough to force me to lower the rating.

I cannot give The Dragon Storm - GATES less than 4 out of 4 stars. It is an outstanding novel that will appeal to mysteries and treasure hunting fans. Readers passionate about archaeology and history will love to discover further information regarding the Sphinx, Petra, Chichen Itza, or the jungle city of Copan. The book features many supernatural elements; they range from magic and special abilities to exorcism and demons. Romance is not missing from the novel. The subject can be exciting for teens; however, be aware there are several violent situations, erotic scenes, and some non-borderline profanities.

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Quite an intriguing storyline here. Would definitely love to have this book on my shelf. Great review.
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Ekezie1998 wrote: 04 Nov 2021, 16:09 Quite an intriguing storyline here. Would definitely love to have this book on my shelf. Great review.
I hope you'll enjoy it! Thanks for your comment.
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Would have been more helpful if the author stuck to one name. Nevertheless,this looks like I'm going to have fun reading it.
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:tiphat: This book has a quiet unique story line
Thanks for the reveiw
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Nonso Ok wrote: 04 Nov 2021, 20:07 Would have been more helpful if the author stuck to one name. Nevertheless,this looks like I'm going to have fun reading it.
It was a minor inconvenient considering the amazing plot. Happy reading!
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Humera955 wrote: 05 Nov 2021, 03:20 :tiphat: This book has a quiet unique story line
Thanks for the review
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I love the plot: this is surely going to be one of my future reads. Thank you for presenting us with this book! :)
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I like how the writer designed a whole world. The plot is interesting and convincing.
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marba wrote: 05 Nov 2021, 04:33 I love the plot: this is surely going to be one of my future reads. Thank you for presenting us with this book! :)
I am so glad to hear this! Have a great day and thank you for commenting!
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markodim721 wrote: 05 Nov 2021, 04:39 I like how the writer designed a whole world. The plot is interesting and convincing.
He is very talented, indeed. Thanks for dropping by!
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I love adventure but the biblical innuendos not so much. Thanks for a great review.
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Niens Now wrote: 05 Nov 2021, 07:07 I love adventure but the biblical innuendos not so much. Thanks for a great review.
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This sounds like an excellent adventure novel. The riddles would be fun to try to solve, although I'm usually not very good at them. Lol. Awesome review, as always!
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Prisallen wrote: 05 Nov 2021, 08:22 This sounds like an excellent adventure novel. The riddles would be fun to try to solve, although I'm usually not very good at them. Lol. Awesome review, as always!
The team solved the riddles using Google, so I think you can give it a shot :). Thank you so much for your kind feedback!
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