It’s rare that a novel surprises me as much as Silent Hall. The author has a unique style of writing. At first, I wondered if it would work for a fantasy tale.
Dolkart uses a contemporary, real-life sounding dialogue with his characters. But he’s careful and doesn’t go too far with it. The end result is that you quickly relax around Dolkart’s characters but still fell immersed in a strange world of fantasy.
The story centres on a band of wanderers with wildly different personalities. Their interactions create as much conflict as the pantheon of gods that seems obsessed with them. The reader has no opportunity to lose interest in this crew.
The wanderers split their time dealing with deadly foes and more day-to-day issues such as love and sadness. A solid theme – friendship overcomes adversity – holds everything together in this tale.
Silent Hall wages a war between selfish gods and a band of wanderers, whose strained friendship is their greatest weapon. The reader has no opportunity to lose interest in this tale.
– Cowering King