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David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. He grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010. David is a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.
Siva Kumar S A
on June 18, 2014 :
The story is told in alternate view between Sadie and Huck.Two are similar but different they are both haunted by their past and driven by rage.Sadie is awaiting to become a raider and Huck to become an officer of his country which is a fleet of ships.The story is about the war between the Soakers and the Stormers that puts them against each other.
The world is spectacularly designed and the two central characters are great.The story is fast paced and never slows down.To me this the so far the best book in the series.There is plenty of action and twists and romance to never stop being interesting.
The reason I take one star away is because
**Spoiler** the mystic elements(predicting future)is out of place in the book universe and Sadie hearing voices in head after halfway through the book which is inconsistent with the world the story is set in
Overall a fast paced entertainer that makes me want to read its sequel
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)
on Feb. 16, 2014 :
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Let me start off by saying I begged the author for this book! I have read the others in this series (some I paid for and some I was given) as well as book one in the "Dweller" series. I loved them all. Easy to read, fast paced, full of different cultures and slang. The stories can be read alone, but are part of a growing story line. One more in the series and I am looking forward to reading it. YA fantasy, post apocalyptic at it's greatest. I can recommend for Jr. High and up. Does contain violence and fighting. Nothing too graphic. No swearing (at least not words used in our world) and no sex. The characters are so likable, flawed and realistic. David has a great understanding of the young mind. I give "Water & Storm Country" 5 solid stars. Only now, having finished this book, I realize you should read the "Dweller" series first as they all cumulate in the final book "Earth Dwellers."
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
Shanty de Vries
on June 08, 2013 :
Wauw David did it again this book is just as great as the previous ones.
Loved Huck and Jade.
The cover is so beautiful, if I wouldn't know David Estes books I would have bought the book based on the cover. I love horses so I'm a little bit biased.
Here we have Huck 14 years old and expected to be a man and having to a lieutenant ( I think?) and leading the worst ship there is. But he goes in and and mans up and becomes more than a leader he becomes a man in heart and deeds. I love Jade even though she is a slave she is not broken I liked the brush incident it just shows Jade's spirit. In the end Huck is the hero I hoped him to be.
Sadie a 16 year old girl trained to be rider in the Stormy army.
I had more difficulty connecting to her because she is hard on herself and others especially those close to her. I didn't like the way she treated her father.
In the book the two main characters are woven together to come to a trilling end.
I can't wait for the last book to come out. This book kept me glued on it and wouldn't let go until I finished it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on June 08, 2013 :
I've been eagerly awaiting the publication of this book, and am pleased to report that it was worth the wait! Like the other books in this series - as well as its sister series "The Dwellers Saga" - this is a well written and enjoyable book, with well rounded characters and fantastic world building, as well as a plot that moves at just the right speed; fast enough to keep your interest, but not so fast you can't keep track of events. I highly recommend this book, as well as the others in both the Country and Dwellers sagas!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)