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David Gaughran Ú 0 Summary A Storm Hits Valparaiso Read & download ✓ 0 Catalina Flores de la Peña's tongue got her in trouble than any other part of her body even though there were far likely candidates But when a storm rolls into her sleepy port town she finds herself embroiled with a gang of adventurers mercenaries and prostitutes on a journey to free South America from the Spanish Empire A Storm Hits Valparaíso is an epic historical adventure starring two brothers torn apart by love; a slave running for his. I have a lot of respect for David Gaughran I read his blog daily and his non fiction work Let s Get Digital manages to be both inspiring and of practical use so when I saw the chance to get a review copy of his first novel A Storm Hits Valparaiso I jumped at it not lease because I saw it as a way of repaying a little bit of what I ve gotten from David over the past several monthsA Storm Hits Valparaiso is an epic story of love hate brotherhood power revenge and the thirst for independence told from the points of view of a variety of people in positions both high and low For the sake of perspective Historical Fiction is not a genre I read a lot and I have no particular interest in South America My home genre is Epic Fantasy though so I am fully ready to accept a story that spans a continent where what s at stake is the lives of every single person on the continentI wanted to love this book and I ended up just liking itWhy did I like itWell it has a little bit of everything it claims There is love of both the romantic and brotherly varieties There is the simple struggle for survival of individuals juxtaposed against the larger struggle for the survival of a people with a regional identity There is the desire of individual slaves to be free smacked right up next to the desire of a nation of people desiring to be free of a colonial power half a world away In short it has everything you would want in an epicWhy then didn t I love itThere are two things I would point to but I think they both stem from one overriding factor The story is too big for the book I come from a world of Epic Fantasy where doorstopper novels are if not uite the norm well within the normal range A Storm Hits Valparaiso comes in at a bit less than a hundred thousand words which is fairly normal for a novel But this isn t a normal novel We don t have a main plot with a few sub plots Gaughran is trying to tell us a real story from real history and if you haven t noticed real life is far complex than your average novelTo get into the specifics I think A Storm Hits Valparaiso has two significant flawsOne is characterization It is spotty at best There are I think two characters who are decently written though even there we should have had In other cases including what should have been one of the emotional subplots there wasn t enough characterization to make me actually care about the character If I don t care about them I don t care about what happens to them and they and the novel lose all the dramatic tension they should haveThe other problem and it s related is a showingtelling problem There are a lot of places where Gaughran tells us something instead of showing us something and the story suffers as a resultFor example there are two brothers Jorge and Diego who get separated for a long time When they get back together they find things aren t uite like they were before and they end up growing apart Gaughran tells us this and gives us a scene or two to illustrate It should have been the reverse Give us nine scenes where we can see that things are different and just a few lines where one of them recognizes the differencesAll in all if you like historical fiction andor have a particular affection for South America I think you ll really enjoy this story

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A Storm Hits Valparaiso

David Gaughran Ú 0 Summary A Storm Hits Valparaiso Read & download ✓ 0 Life; a disgraced British sailor seeking redemption; and José de San Martín an Argentine general who deserts the Spanish Army to lead a bloody revolt against his former masters Praise for A Storm Hits Valparaiso A work of sweeping historical fiction that captivates and entertains engaging and richly textured John D Glass author of Legend of ZodiacDavid Gaughran has woven a captivating story set during this dangerous period in South America's. This work of historical fiction reads like a history textbook than a novel The events are all there but overall the writing appears to me to be unfocused and at times one dimensional The few main characters never seemed to come to life for me and perhaps I was expecting too much of a novel which attempts to cover so much history over many years Three stars

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David Gaughran Ú 0 Summary A Storm Hits Valparaiso Read & download ✓ 0 History I'd happily recommend it to fans of the genre Tracy Cook Booked Up ReviewsA romping classico it reminded me of Louis de Bernières SR Noss author of Life on the Suburban FringeAn ambitious story of love and betrayal victory and defeat In characters drawn from real historical figures the author delves into the politics of war and how battles turn on the smallest of details or the whims of a single man JW Manus author of The Devil His D. A well written historical novel about the fight for independence in South America It was a bloody savage fight for freedom from the Spanish and the fictional part of the story keeps you interested while you are actually learning history

  • Kindle Edition
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  • A Storm Hits Valparaiso
  • David Gaughran
  • English
  • 15 August 2017
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