Review: Stormwalker by Allyson James

Filed in Review , The Crazy Lover Posted on July 15, 2010 @ 7:01 am 4 comments

Format Read: Kindle Version
Number of Pages: 330
Release Date: May 4th, 2010
Publisher: Berkley
Formats Available: Paperback, Ebook
Purchasing Info: Goodreads,,

Book Blurb:

Half-Navajo Janet Begay comes to Magellan to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the police chief’s daughter. But the people of Magellan sense that Janet is not what she seems, and they’re right. Janet possesses extraordinary power which is tied to the storms that waft across the desert. The only person who can control her when she’s caught in the storm’s evocative power is Mick, a dark-haired, blue-eyed biker Janet can’t seem to touch with her powers. He can weild fire and not get burned, and Janet’s never sure where he goes when they’re not together.

Together they investigate mysterious disappearances, which Janet fears are tied to her mother’s people, the mythical gods from below the earth. They are helped along the way by Coyote and Crow, but these shapeshifting gods have their own agendas. 

My Thoughts:

Janet Begay is a Stormwalker, a Half-Navajo Native American woman with the power to create powerful storms. However she is far from in complete control of such strong powers and the only person who seems to be able to balance them out is her ex-boyfriend Mick.

We meet Janet when she is on the way to temporarily settle in Megellan during a job, where she is trying to find a missing girl. We get into the thick of the action right from the start when Janet is attacked when on the road, on the way to Magellan.

Stormwalker is a fast paced not-so-urban Urban Fantasy with a lot of action and a nice dose of romance. I liked Janet, but I found myself leaning more towards Mick and the secondary characters of the novel. They were very entertaining and definitely gave a lot of life to the story.

A few thing bothered me in the novel, though. Janet was a bit contradictory at times, acting one way and then changing for no reason. That and a sexy dream Janet has out of nowhere were things that made me lose my footing at times.

I did enjoy the plot twists that James gave us throughout the book. The world that Allyson James has created is a very interesting one and I really want to read more about it, so I’m happy that there will be a sequel to Stormwalker and I can’t wait for it.

All in all, Stormwalker is a very good start for a promising new series. I will definitely pick up the next one!

I give Stormwalker 3 out of 5 Bookies

Also in this series:
Firewalker (Coming out on November 2nd, 2010)

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  • Scorpio M. July 15, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I've only read this author's historical titles under Jennifer Ashley. Only 3 Bookies…maybe I'd wait for the next one to see how the series trends out. Thanks for the review.

  • Larissa July 15, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Its my pleasure =)

    yeah, waiting for the sequel to be out is not a bad idea =)

  • Beth July 15, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Did you read her short in the anthology Hot For The Holidays? It's sort the first story in the series. It introduces you to the town of Magellan.

  • Larissa July 18, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I heard about it Beth, but I havent read it… is it any good?

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