Scourge of the Silver Wings

About the Author: Juho Pohjalainen

I ve never not written.Some of my earliest memories involve telling tales I began writing them down when I was four or maybe when I was five, when I stopped to just mashing the buttons down to make a mess They weren t very good stories, of course I m not entirely sure if even the ones I write as an adult are but still, I just had to get them out there.Even now, have to get them out is my primary motivation to write I write largely to purge the thoughts out of my mind, to put them down in a solid form where they will stop bothering me so much It s an eternal and ultimately futile struggle, because for each one I so conjure into the world, two or threewill take its place sometimes directly spawned by that previous one Lately, these stories have been long enough, and coherent enough, for me to begin throwing them out there to a wider audience, but it doesn t really matter even if they never find any telling tales is a second nature, and an integral part of my being.Expect to see great manyto read here, in the near future and later both published works, and stream of consciousness blog updates on whatever subject matter is bothering me that day Mostly fantasy, a bit of scifi, maybe other things later, I don t know depends what I fancy doing that day If you re reading this now, then I hope you will give them a look and that you might enjoy reading them.


➳ Scourge of the Silver Wings Read ➻ Author Juho Pohjalainen – Onedayyourdayweddings.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 410 pages
  • Scourge of the Silver Wings
  • Juho Pohjalainen
  • 22 January 2017
  • 1686269137

Scourge of the Silver WingsStrife In An Underwater Trading Post The Microcosm Of A Cosmic War, Battle Lines Drawn When A Stranger Sails To TownPeal Is In No Mood For Wars, Cosmic Or Not He Seeks Only Rest After A Harrowing Journey, Time To Grieve For Lost Friends, And To Come To Terms With A Terrible Burden Placed Upon Him He Is The Custodian Of A Chaotic Weapon Of World Sundering Power And He Stands All AloneNeither The Iron Fisted Governor Nor The Pain Fueled Sorceress Pay Him Any Heed They Judge The Book By Its Cover, After All, And Know Nothing Of What Weighs His Heart This Suits Him FineUntil A New Friend A Small Child Is Lured To The Brink Of Death By Their WarNow Peal Is Roused To Action Stepping Into The Core Of The Conflict, He Shows The Tyrants And Anarchists War Unlike Any They Had Ever Waged He Seeks Their Unwitting Aid In Ridding The World Of ThemselvesI May Make It Sound Easy, But It Isn T If Anything It May Be The Opposite The Very Greatest Ordeal He S Ever Faced, A Peril Not Just To His Life, But To His Very Soul

10 thoughts on “Scourge of the Silver Wings

  1. Tero says:

    Well, here it is, another volume of Peal s adventures, with Pohjalainen playing to his strengths Similar to the first book, the tone is casual and effortless, and makes for a really fun read While the books areon the serious side rather than comedy, most of the time there s a tinge of humor and overall lightheartedness mixed in two novels in, this is something that s starting to define the series and certainly for the positive.As for the book at hand, it s taking a whole new approach a Well, here it is, another volume of Peal s adventures, with Pohjalainen playing to his strengths Similar to the first book, the tone is casual and effortless, and makes for a really fun read While the books areon the serious side rather than comedy, most of the time there s a tinge of humor and overall lightheartedness mixed in two novels in, this is something that s starting to define the series and certainly for the positive.As for the book at hand, it s taking a whole new approach after the previous road trip adventure This time we re immersed in a marine setting that gets utilized quite thoroughly I m feeling a certain Pratchett influence to the worldbuilding that I didn t in the first novel there s a lot of stuff that seems to go fun factor first, unlike your usual meticulously built, overly serious high fantasy worlds Here we have everything and the kitchen sink, with a clever narrative structure that lets Pohjalainen cram in even someand get away with it.There s a whole lot going on storywise, too, so the well defined setting helps to tie the novel together, working quite well at that In The Straggler s Mask the plot wasstraightforward, and it was established early on that it would be the type of story in which our hero traverses the world with a diverse troupe Here, on the other hand, things get evencharacter driven than before, and for a good while it s hard to tell where exactly it is we re going Despite the differering narrative approach, there s a lot of continuity too the themes of chaos and order, and of courage, growing up and self actualization, are continued from the first book, varied on, and developed further This time we ll see a Peal who s matured since the first time he crawled out of his home burrow, but is still struggling with similar issues as before That s subtle character development done quite well, and the supporting cast is up to par.As for the negatives, there s some inter species romance, and that sort of thing is not exactly my cup of tea To be fair it s competently written, never enters smut territory, and a romance subplot of some sort is essential for story reasons, but it s still something that hindered my personal enjoyment, so I feel I have to mention it Your mileage may vary, of course.All in all, there s a lot of shakeup that makes Scourge of the Silver Wings feel distinct and fresh instead of what could have been just a rehash, while still managing to keep the aspects that got me invested in the series in the first place A fun ride and definitely worth a read for anyone who enjoyed The Straggler s Mask

  2. Koenigsreich says:

    Peal is not human, but his humanity is plain to see.This book, being the sequel umbrakin book to The Straggler s Mask , I had thought to follow up with the adventure of Peal in a straightforward manner I was happily taken for a ride instead.The novel follows Peal through various twists and turns, seemingly inconsistent at times, and wonderfully completes the second entry in his apparent saga The growth of the main character is easiest to understand by reading between the lines of his referenc Peal is not human, but his humanity is plain to see.This book, being the sequel umbrakin book to The Straggler s Mask , I had thought to follow up with the adventure of Peal in a straightforward manner I was happily taken for a ride instead.The novel follows Peal through various twists and turns, seemingly inconsistent at times, and wonderfully completes the second entry in his apparent saga The growth of the main character is easiest to understand by reading between the lines of his referenced exploits and becoming who he is today What insane occurrences had to happen for Peal to be Peal as he is now, compared to Peal from even one book ago How has he managed to survive, even thrive, in this world I am glad to have purchased this book I even referred it and its predecessor to my brother Without giving too much away, this book is a vast leap ahead of space age steampunk fantasy novels currently in circulation

  3. Gaspard says:

    As others have mentioned in their reviews, I was a beta reader for this book as well as the first one.I had been acustomed to Peal and the strange universe he lives in with Straggler s Mask, and it would be an understatement to say that I eagerly waited forJuho Pohjalainen is obviously a very talented and experienced author, as evidenced by his very pleasant writing style, and a very solid grasp on storytelling.As others have pointed out, the book has a less spectacular payoff compared to As others have mentioned in their reviews, I was a beta reader for this book as well as the first one.I had been acustomed to Peal and the strange universe he lives in with Straggler s Mask, and it would be an understatement to say that I eagerly waited forJuho Pohjalainen is obviously a very talented and experienced author, as evidenced by his very pleasant writing style, and a very solid grasp on storytelling.As others have pointed out, the book has a less spectacular payoff compared to the previous entry in the series, but I found it to have a better progression that managed to be very immersive and fun at the same time.I did not know, at the time when I read the first book, if others would follow featuring the same characters, but evennow I can say that I can t wait for the author to bless us with his fantastic writing

  4. Misfire says:

    Once again, beta reader here, full disclosure, yadda yadda The only thing is that this time, there was quite a space of time in between when I read it and now, so until I fully re read I can t be as specific as last time The general gist of it will still be the same, though, as I m told edits changes weren t major between drafts Anyway, without further ado I didn t enjoy this as much as the first one It has a great setting, and the author s strength for characters remains the largest appeal Once again, beta reader here, full disclosure, yadda yadda The only thing is that this time, there was quite a space of time in between when I read it and now, so until I fully re read I can t be as specific as last time The general gist of it will still be the same, though, as I m told edits changes weren t major between drafts Anyway, without further ado I didn t enjoy this as much as the first one It has a great setting, and the author s strength for characters remains the largest appeal of the story, but I feel it suffers from middle book syndrome A lot happens in the novel it seems to build and build tension, only to have the final two encounters with the antagonists feel a little short and easily won The real climax is an emotional one between characters as their relationship kinda breaks apart, and the book ends on somewhat of a downer with the resolution of that relationship, and the beginning of a possible war, being the hooks left for next time My opinion could definitely be affected by my dislike of downer endings and not knowing what happens next, but that s the trade off for significant cliffhangers you get people interested in the next one, but until that s out, this one feels like a less well rounded package than its predecessor Certainly less formulaic, whether you like that or not The previous book built pretty linearly into a grand conclusion with a solid, satisfying and concrete end this one kind of jumps up and down and then ends mid jump, if you get my meaning It s enjoyable during the ride but something about the ending left me a bit sour Strengths are of course characters the people you get to know will latch onto you quite well, and stand out from each other The setting is a very compelling Bioshock ey steampunk village underwater, grimy and dirty and suffering from power struggles and poverty The protagonist as well is left without his allies this time, fighting a conflict much bigger than him, desperately struggling to solve things and forced to make tough and possibly bad decisions to do so Lotmorally grey situations in this one, and a darker tone, withmature subject matter Think Deep Space Nine next to TNG, where Sisko doesn t have all the might of the Federation he just has a station, a ship, and his crew And so he must make some tough choices where he won t always come out the hero.Overall I still recommend, it s far from bad or anything, just not quite the perfect package I found the first to be Perhaps it will find its place when followed by a direct sequel

  5. Lorenzo says:

    Here we go with another interesting story by Juho Pohjalainen, following the events of The Straggler s Mask.I had the luck to be drafted for checking out this book while it was made, so I know a bit of the ins and out of the entire book and let me say it right from the beginning, this book is a new experience altogether for who has read the first one.While the other book was quite concentrated on Peal s travels and his growth from inexperienced nobody into a tricky warrior of his own, in this Here we go with another interesting story by Juho Pohjalainen, following the events of The Straggler s Mask.I had the luck to be drafted for checking out this book while it was made, so I know a bit of the ins and out of the entire book and let me say it right from the beginning, this book is a new experience altogether for who has read the first one.While the other book was quite concentrated on Peal s travels and his growth from inexperienced nobody into a tricky warrior of his own, in this book while his travels are still present, the book concentrateson the characters and their interactions All in the while being caught in the middle of a fight between the forces of law and chaos, cursed illnesses, seafaring tales, trickery, and a powerful artifact.A pretty good read in my opinion, and definitively worth checking if you liked the first book, although it can be read even without knowing the precedent events

  6. Screaming Frog says:

    Another work in which Juho goes another step forward to reaching the full potential of the Young Mozart he is.However, Juho must learn to stop teasing the reader with small details about something that sounds interesting without ever extrapolating Juho s writing style can sometimes resemblea slut from Tinder who makes you think she s DTF only to cancel at the last second, rather than, say, a Young Terry Pratchett Juho is Finnish and it shows through the reservations he has from any sente Another work in which Juho goes another step forward to reaching the full potential of the Young Mozart he is.However, Juho must learn to stop teasing the reader with small details about something that sounds interesting without ever extrapolating Juho s writing style can sometimes resemblea slut from Tinder who makes you think she s DTF only to cancel at the last second, rather than, say, a Young Terry Pratchett Juho is Finnish and it shows through the reservations he has from any sentence that runs longer than six words but credit must be given for his eloquence and poetic swaggotry that sometimes manifests as an absolute ripper of a sentence or paragraph