Sylver is on a quest to find the humans who abandoned Welkin many years ago and bring them back. With his small company of weasels, he journeys south, through myriad adventures, in search of an ancient castle wherein lies the clue he seeks—Castle Storm. Meanwhile, Welkin itself is under threat, as thousands of rats are pouring down from their marshland home to seize powerSylver is on a quest to find the humans who abandoned Welkin many years ago and bring them back. With his small company of weasels, he journeys south, through myriad adventures, in search of an ancient castle wherein lies the clue he seeks—Castle Storm. Meanwhile, Welkin itself is under threat, as thousands of rats are pouring down from their marshland home to seize power from the stoats. ...
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Castle Storm Reviews
Another amazing book to add to my bookshelf! The Welkin Weasels; Castle Storm follows the adventures of Sylver the weasel and his outlaw band, still on the search for the humans who left Welkin. Meanwhile, an army of rats, led by the evil wizard-stoat Flaggatis, swarm the land and wage war against Prince Poynt and Lord Ragnar. I found this book to be equally exciting as the last! The outlaw band's adventures take twists and turns to extraordinary lands with quirky characters. Clive of Coldkettle was a favorite. I've already grabbed the third book to read once I set this one down.(view spoiler)[It'll be interesting to see how things play out now that Prince Poynt's sister, Sibiline, has been introduced. Will she play a larger role in Castle Rayn? I'm also interested to see if Sheriff Falshed will take his role more seriously in future adventures, as he did at Castle Storm in the later chapters. I also look forward to seeing how the outlaw band rescues Miniver.(hide spoiler)]You Might Enjoy This Book if you Like...-Adventure-Witches/Wizards/Magic-Battles/War-Puzzles/Secret Passage WaysYou Might Not Enjoy This Book if you Dislike...-Death / Torture-Talking Animals
My actual rating: 2.25I found the mass market paperback at a library sale and its John Howe cover made it an instant buy. Also my having a healthy appetite for animal tales, especially those set in a fantasy realm--it was a done deal.This is actually the second book of a series, but I went ahead with it deciding that if I liked it I could always fill in the blanks later. Turns out it was a good thing I didn't try to track down the first as I doubt I'd have ever made it to Castle Storm.Kilworth has an imagination that much was clear, but his execution could've been vastly improved. None of the characters really came alive and fell flat. The dialogue was quite cheesy and overlong where you just wished the curtain got pulled forcing whichever character to shut up. (The princess character could've easily been removed in most of her scenes, etc.)Some of the situations were very original, but unfortunately it wasn't enough to compensate for the weaker areas. As an early draft this would've worked fine, but as a published work I had higher expectations.
3.5 stars really...The story was great again, so were the characters (loved the story line with the secret garden), but the end felt so rushed. You take over 400 pages to build up suspence and the you rap it up in under 30 pages? Shame really...But other than that, I enjoyed it.