Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas – Review by Maura Harper

Past Storm and FirePast Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve read and enjoyed this author’s “Druid’s Brooch” series so I blindly went into PAST STORM AND FIRE based on her name alone. I wasn’t sure that I could write anything about this book without writing spoilers so I went back and looked at the blurb. OHHHH NOW it makes sense.

This book is told in past and present tense, dream and reality, and has a story within the story. It’s a complex tale that at times I had a hard time following. The historical portion of the story appears to have been well researched. There are certain situations that are written in the story that serve as background for why the protagonist is the way she is. At times I liked her and other times I felt like she was just so passive in what she wanted. Then I would warm up to her again.

There is a common arch that ties all of the parts of the story together. It took me a little bit to get into the rhythm of it because I wasn’t quite sure what was going on. It has a very clear beginning, middle, and end and while it is not my favorite by this author, I did find it enjoyable.

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