Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Unofficial Addiction Blog Tour: The Rising Wind by Ken Floro III

The Rising Wind (Chronicles of the Company of the Rising Wind # 1)
Ken Floro III
420 Pages
Release Date: October 10th, 2011
Rate: Enjoyed it 

We have received a copy of The Rising Wind for the tour in exchange for an honest review. 

The Rising Wind is the first book of Chronicles of the Company of the Rising Wind series written by Ken Floro III. The Rising wind is a book full of mystery and adventures that will take you to an unexpected and fantastic trip. 

When I first read the synopsis of this book, I was intrigued by it. I wanted to know more about the book, so I requested to be part of the tour. After requesting the book, I was curious, and decided to take a look at its cover…It wasn’t what I was expecting, I did not feel attracted by it (I didn’t feel repelled by it either), I confess that my expectations were really low after seeing the cover. But I was fooled! The cover don’t make justice to the book (Ok, I admit, it has something appealing, but I’m just saying this after reading and watching -intently- the cover for several hours). I was instantly absorbed by the plot, the mystery and even the danger itself.

I so don’t regret having requested The Rising Wind. Mr. Ken did a good job with his book. The writing was clear, and very descriptive. I liked the description of the characters, but it became a little overwhelming when the author started describing the things surrounding the characters like a battle or the danger to come, but not too much to make me dislike his writing. Another thing that I really enjoyed was the pass of the time; it was coherent and easy going.

As for the character, I liked how Mr. Ken took the time to let you get to know each one of them (the important ones). The character that I loved most was Marc (Marcavius Maximus) he was funny, brave and really good looking (I want one for myself *wink*). I loved how he acted when danger was to come. I just have one little bad thing to say about the characters, and is about Adrianna. It is not that I don’t like her; it is just that I didn’t get to know her enough to have a right image of her.

After having a great time, and almost had a heart attack when I read the troll’s part, I sadly got to the end of the book. OMG! That end left me hungry, wanting more. The end was completely unexpected and it left me breathless (just like it will do to you).

Before leaving, I will estrongly recommend this book to those who love magical adventures and those who also don’t. This is a wonderful book to read and I’ll assure you, you won’t be disappointed by it. That’s why, my friends, I’m giving it gourjuss doll.

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Ken was born and raised in the Southside of Saint Louis. By the way, did you know Saint Louis was named after King Louis IX? He was the only French monarch ever to be sainted, in part because he led two Crusades (which didn’t go so well), but mostly because his grandson, Phillip the Fair, sort of abducted the papacy to France after finagling one of his henchmen into becoming Pope. Since adding a saint to the family tree would put a little extra burnish on his royal reputation, Phillip had his pet Pope, Clement V, do him a solid. You’re welcome for the trivia.

Now, where was I? Oh, yeah, we were talking about Ken Floro III. After earning a degree in World Literature, followed by a degree in Culinary Arts, Ken soon made the obvious career move and went to work in medicine. If you’re having any trouble guessing why, then you’ve obviously never served time in the literary or culinary fields. A little taste of reality can suddenly turn a healthy paycheck, normal working hours, and long-term job security into sumptuous delicacies.

Despite the sudden change in his employment trajectory, Ken never turned away from his dream of writing. He’d nurtured a lifelong creative ambition, which had gained direction when a funny true story he wrote for a high school English class became so popular with his classmates they traded copies of it in the hall and passed them up and down the bus. After that, as they say, ‘the die was cast’.

By the way, the ancient historian Suetonius originally coined that phrase, claiming Julius Caesar said it when he crossed the River Rubicon – but in Latin, of course, iacta alea est. Ever since, those words have been used to indicate a portentous moment that affects the course of all subsequent history. In Caesar’s case, crossing the Rubicon sparked the first of the civil wars that ultimately destroyed the Roman Republic and replaced it with that institution most abhorrent to traditional Romans (who had all been conveniently killed or exiled by then): monarchy. In Ken’s case, in just means that English paper led him to focus on writing as a means to channel what the voices in his head kept telling him.

Wait! Did I say ‘the voices in his head’? Whoops, sorry. Just a little joke there – ha-ha! What Imeant to say was that Ken turned to writing to express the, uh, inspiration he received from . . . the muses. That’s sounds less crazy, doesn’t it? Yeah, let’s go with that. The editor can fix all this later, right? Anyway, ever since that catalytic moment in high school, Ken has been writing as a hobby and a passion. Thus far, he’s published eight books, along with several other tidbits, all of which are available on his website, 

Win a 50$ Amazon gift card and TWO autographed copies of The Rising Wind


  1. Awesome review, Rosa. Gosh, your blog is so much fun!

    Thank you for joining us on this tour and for cross-posting your review to Amazon and GoodReads. Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter and random commenter contests, too :-D


    1. Thank Emlym. I hope this is not the last time we take part of one of your tours.
      We are posting our reviews on amazon, goodreads, shelfari and bookdepository today.

      thank you again


  2. Great review... going to read the other one now!

    1. I'm dying to read the next one, but I'm afraid I will have to wait *crying* I've got a big pile of books to read!

      Ohh and thank you so much, it meens a lot to me and Patri! :)

  3. CONGRATS!!!! You guys did an amazing job with this tour!! You deserve the best in the tour! CONGRATS AGAIN!

    1. Thank you :)I can't believe my review won! :$ This is huge! it means so much to us :)
      Thank you again for your comment :)