Whispering Mist may not be a literary masterpiece, because it’s not our place to make that assessment, but it certainly has literary aspirations, and below are three examples of how the author attempted to achieve that goal.
One of the things we liked the most about this novel is the author’s creative application of language. If you pay close attention, you’ll discover that the entire story is peppered with metaphors, similes, alliterations, personifications, and an attempt to lend the prose a sense of rhythm. Most fiction writers today don’t take the time or have the time to approach their material in such a way.
Another thing that sets this book apart is the author’s dedication to not only concise writing but precision when choosing the best word for a particular situation and/or character. Again, this approach takes time, and we applaud the end result in this particular case.
Finally, the central character and other primary characters in this novel may not constitute the greatest characters ever imagined, but the story is a bit more character driven than action driven. I mean, there’s plenty of action of epic proportions, but it all revolves around the central character of Rayna. However, the thing we loved about the action the most is its originality in the way the author crafted multiple layers of reality (as well as no long, boring sword fights where 10 good guys conquer 100 bad guys and only lose 1 good comrade in the process). In fact, these multiple dimensions only become clear in Book Three.
On the other hand, Whispering Mist is grounded in the tradition of Fantasy with the inclusion of beloved artifacts, such as intriguing secrets, magical creatures, exotic landscapes, unsolved mysteries, and the never-ending quest of finding the Holy Grail, which has embodied many cultural and spiritual incarnations, thank God.