Who he is and why he's here is a mystery, even to Storm...a mystery that can only be solved within the whirling rainbow. As he searches for answers, he touches the lives of society's forgotten and when he finds his identity, nobody is left untouched. Upon closing the covers of this book, you will see the world around you in a far different light and find yourself wondering-is it really fiction?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 4.8" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Mar 3, 2007
Publisher Star Publish
ISBN 1932993746 ISBN13 9781932993745
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This book is truly one that has stayed with me after finishing it, probably because it leaves the reader with such an incredible feeling of hope despite some hard-hitting incidents in the story. The main characters, Storm and Maggie, are two that are every bit as memorable as any celebrated literary heroes. Additionally, the author's amazing spirit and inestimable compassion come through loud and clear in her words. Once you begin reading this book, you won't want to put it down until you finish it, so be sure you put aside at least an entire day for nothing but reading!
Very happy I bought this book Dec 10, 2007
As both an author and reader of fiction, I was impressed with "Storm". Maybe it is because I have always enjoyed a book that could hold my attention and make me think at the same time. In a nutshell, the characters are believable and yet a little out of the ordinary and the story line unique. Give this book a try. The Christian fiction book that I have written main story theme is about ten years in the life of a little girl who was "chosen by God" to be the next Madonna in the second coming of Christ. Tommy Taylor Author - The Second Virgin Birth
Disappointing Sep 29, 2007
Storm is the first published book of author Joyce A. Anthony. This Young Adult book is suitable for teens and adults, but not for children under 13 years of age, since they are not mature enough to understand some of the book's themes.
The book starts with the mysterious appearance of a baby inside a basket during a stormy night. A lighthouse keeper named Sam, who is a childless old sailor, finds the baby and names him Storm and raises him as his own son. The day of his death, Sam tells Storm to seek his destiny which will be found in the whirling rainbow. Storm leaves the comfort of the island and starts his quest in search of the whirling rainbow as he meditates on the questions: Who am I? What is my destiny?
Storm takes a boat and arrives at a port. Soon after his arrival, he finds a wondrous creature with amethyst eyes, which he names Maggie. Maggie will become his companion and together they will encounter life challenges and help other people, too. Storm is very naïve with respect to human evil and has an innocent heart, since he was raised in a very protective environment removed from the wickedness of the world.
In some instances the conflicts and situations in which Storm is involved helping other people get resolved almost instantly, taking the excitement away from the reader. The rushed resolutions to the conflicts in the book give the impression that the author was writing under an enormous amount of time pressure This book could have greatly benefited from the services of an editor to help the author keep the conflicts and situations momentums going to a point of resolutional climax.
The end of the book is very disappointing because it does not belong with the elements described through the storyline. From the beginning and through almost the entire book the story has many elements of an Indian legend. The reader is led to believe that Storm is some type of re-encarnated Indian God coming into a world unknown to him. Then toward the end Storm's quest is over. He finds his identity; however, this revelation brings an unexpected end to the whole drama.
Beyond Fantastic Aug 2, 2007
Storms are bringers of many things; Winds that rip the sea apart, dark skies that foretell danger, limbs ripped from trees and rain that pummels down all around us. But what if a storm brought something else all together? What if a storm brought something that would change your life?
This is what happens to Sam. A lighthouse keeper, he takes his job seriously. He is the last thing between a ship and the rocks of the coast. Playing solitaire as a fierce storm rages outside his lighthouse, he is thankful that he is safe inside. What he does not know, however, is that his life is about to change forever.
Going outside the next morning to survey the damage, Sam comes upon a wicker basket. Inside is a baby that stares at Sam with eyes that are wise beyond their years. Sam wonders how anyone could have gotten the child onto the island; they are surrounded by nothing but water, clam now that the storm had passed.
Deciding to take care of the baby, he calls the child Storm, naming him after what brought him to the island in the first place. Thirty three years later, Storm rests by Sam's side as he lies dying. No matter what Storm does, Sam is not comfortable. A chill has invaded his bones and he knows he is not long for the world.
Knowing this, Sam tells Storm that he is meant for great things. "Follow the railway tracks and seek the whirling rainbow. There you will find what you are meant to be."
After Sam's death, Storm finds himself in a small town where he hears a voice in a dream telling him that he must find his destiny. He finds the railway tracks that Sam spoke of and soon meets a pure white dog with amethyst eyes. When the dog leads Storm to a battered woman by the train tracks, Storm has no idea that he has found his destiny.
The dog with the amethyst eyes leads him down a path that will change his life forever and will challenge everything he knows. And Storm must rely on all of his strength if he is to help others and to survive...
This was one incredible read. From the first words, I knew I was in for a literary treat. After reading the first chapter, I knew I was in for a life changing experience. Rarely does a book come along that speaks to me so clearly, so beautifully and I was blown away by the beauty of Storm.
Part parable, part fantasy, party mystery, part spiritual quest, Storm is unlike anything you have read or will read. Ever. I can't even come close to describing the beauty and depth of this novel, the sheer gorgeousness of it. I am still haunted by this novel, thinking of it, dreaming of it. You will find yourself thinking of this book well after you have turned the last page.
What I love most about this book is the story. It's so simple yet it manages to touch on every emotion you can name. I laughed and cried while reading this novel. It's written with such a depth that it's hard to believe this is Anthony's first novel; she writes with a maturity of a seasoned writer and the beauty of her words is breathtaking.
Even though there is a spiritual message in this book, it doesn't hit you over the head. Storm makes you think and it makes you feel and that is the true power of a book. It's been a long time since I've been so affected by a novel, so moved by words I've read.
This is one of the best books I have ever had the pleasure to read. I can't get Storm or those amethyst eyes out of my head and I don't think I'll ever want to. Storm helps reshape how you look at the world, how you look at others and, perhaps most importantly, how you look at yourself. Storm is an enchanting work that I will read again and again for years to come.
Problems of Life Does Storm have your answer? Jun 4, 2007
Storm, By Joyce Anthony Reviewed by Billie A Williams
I don't know what I can say about Storm and Joyce Anthony that hasn't already been said. Anthony's characters are rich with detail, living breathing normal folks in every day situations laced with the problems of life, rescued by faith in themselves and a higher power they come to know, as the reader is led from page through page.
With a Moses-like beginning Storm and then Maggie, Anthony's characters, address each situation they encounter with wisdom and empathy. You may not like all the people you meet in Storm, but you are almost certain to know at least one of them.
There are no guaranties in life, but in reading Anthony's Storm you are guaranteed food for thought and reason to hope. Is Anthony a seer, a prophet or does she just have a knack for finding the deepest meanings and bringing that to you via her story telling? You be your own judge. Read Storm, you won't be left without an opinion about its message.