Review: Wall of Storms by Ken Liu
4 Stars , Reviews / December 15, 2016

In Wall of Storms, Ken Liu continues to carry the epic tale that began with Grace of Kings. I am still in awe of his writing style, which adds to the legendary feel of the story.¬†The story feels at once captivating and current, yet old and legendary. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, all I can say is give his books a read. His prose just feels unique, makes me think of old legends, yet the story is fresh and new. Once again, it is full of personal conflicts, motivations, history, technology, magic and politics. Oh, and a solid dose of war and foreign threats as well. Wall of Storms is complex, has many moving parts and characters. The first part features the four children of Kuni (now Emperor). We get a look at their varied personalities as well as a bit of recap from Grace of Kings as they gather round to hear stories of old. There is drama between Kuni’s wives, and¬†succession of his children. I have to confess, I was not thrilled with Jia’s storyline or actions in this book. (Jia is Kuni’s first wife, in case you need a refresher like I did)….