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On a research mission in one of the most remote regions of the world, former Navy SEAL Eric Slade and Dr. Anna Fayne are caught in a mysterious storm. Catapulted through a rift in space-time, they are marooned on a lost world.

Struggling to survive and desperate to find a way home, they must confront the dangers of this savage land—a dark wizard and his army of undead—a war
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Paperback, 402 pages
Published August 10th 2016 by Dark Serpent/Ravenswood Publishing
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Veronica ⭐️
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, fantasy
Scientist, Dr Anna Fayne, and ex Navy SEAL, Eric Slade, lead a team on a research exploration to Kyrgyzstan. Dr Fayne is hoping to find some scientific explanation for the disappearance and crashes of planes that occurred in Kyrgyzstan. All Slade is looking for is a few good shots, some mist and spooky music for his latest TV show.
A freak storm pulls them into a portal and they arrive in an alternate world. The two friends soon find themselves on opposite sides of a great war.
As both friend and
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Bob Milne
Nov 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-heroic
Damn, but this was a whole lot of pulp, sci-fi, adventure fun. The premise sounds silly, I know, but stick with me on this. Basically, you have a scientist and a solider transported to a prehistoric world full of prehistoric wizards and warrior queens, with a leper slave their only guide, who must quest for the legendary treasure that will take them home.

It's a fast pace adventure with just enough cheese to keep it fun, and even though we know dinosaurs and Neanderthals didn't coexist, we damn w
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The Grim Reader
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Do you love to watch those movies screened on a lazy Saturday afternoon? I’m talking ‘The Land that Time Forgot’, ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ and the like. I mean the pulpy movies from the 60s and 70s where dinosaurs roam free, people embark upon journeys through times past and long forgotten. I love that sort of stuff. I grew up with a great affection for these movies and whenever a story falls into my lap that is described as a mix of fantasy and horror then I’m all in.

Frank Cavallo’s
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Danielle N
Jan 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Ok so this was 3.5 stars for me., Come on Goodreads! Give us those halves ;)

Eye of the Storm was unexpected. It was daunting when it arrived at my doorstep, and I was skeptical. Was I ready for this? Well in short, the answer was yes. Yes, I was ready for this. What started off as a rather large and questionable book (ok maybe 400 pages is not large, but it is a hefty paperback), turned into an exciting and somewhat nostalgic journey. Let me share a bit of what the author has cooking up and see
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Anna
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
I received this book free as part of my book club's agreement to read it. Were it not my book club's monthly selection, I would not have finished it. I am sorry to say it...but it is true. This book was an...everything and the kitchen sink book...too much and all over the place. We have the scientist and the former seal flung through a portal into a world of Neanderthals, Dinosaurs and Cyborgs. We have zombies and magic. We have demons. And a plotline that has a lot of movement but no heart. Whi ...more
Michelle Stanley
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite

Eye of the Storm is a terrific fantasy from Frank Cavallo. Anthropologist Dr. Anna Fayne and ex-SEAL Eric Slade lead a team on a research mission, but a peculiar storm takes them through a portal to a remote, prehistoric region where they are captured by Neanderthals and sold to Kerr, consultant to a warrior queen, Threya.

Tarquin, a powerful dark sorcerer, plans to invade Threya’s kingdom. He needs three special gems to become more dominant and
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Lilly Charysma
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As any book blogger, I am so excited to receive new books to review, especially if they are a paperback or hard copy. So before going into my review, I would like to issue a big thank you to Book Publicity Services for their effort to send me the copy!

This is a story that evolves gradually and becomes and explosive combination of wizards, queens, multiple worlds and so much more. It all starts with a group of experts in various fields that decide to explore a region where the body of a Neandert
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ScifiMostTheTime
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
*Now we’ve crossed the line,
Fallen through time
Livin’ in the Land Of The Lost*

Eric Slade, TV personality and ex Navy SEAL, has taken a group of scientists, including Anthropologist Dr. Anna Fayne, on an expedition to investigate the strange finding of a Neanderthal. This might be considered anthropologically normal, that is, if the Neanderthal in question wasn’t alive when originally discovered, much less donning Romanesque style clothing, rather than, what I would have assumed, would be animal
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Joe Crowe
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
You should read this book while eating a steak and drinking a beer, except you might get the pages greasy.

It is an unapologetic 80s action flick in book form, with a tough dude trapped in a world that has dinosaurs and evil wizards. There is a female costar, and she is a tremendously capable hero, not a sex object. That's going against all the 80s action rules, but I dig it. With not so much kissin', there's more time for fightin'.

The hero's name is ERIC SLADE. Is there a better name for a actio
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Maranda
Aug 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Synapses of this fantasy drew me to request it from publisher via net galley to offer an honest review. The plot was different and was well thought out by Cavallo. The black fire transports a plane of researchers to an alternate universe inhabited by prehistoric creatures. Neanderthal beings rule this strange land. Cavallo describes the alternate environment in great detail. But... the characters were not developed in a fashion that made me care what happened to them. Some will love the path thi ...more
Kaushik NP
Sep 15, 2017 rated it liked it
 ¡Received the book in a Giveaway!

RATINGS : 3.0

Although I was a bit skeptical about wanting to delve into the cheesy-cliched story that was shown on the back. I quickly regretted my actions and was pissed for not starting it earlier!
The story starts of a bit slow paced but as it progresses through,more and more is revealed till it reaches a point where we just can't keep the book down..

All in all this book was a Great entertainer but it is only a one time read..
Bit disappointed with the ending,
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Melleny
Apr 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you would like to see all my thoughts on this book, be sure to check out the review on my blog:

www.abooktropolis01.blogspot.co.za

But here is a snippet and overview of what I thought:

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. I am extremely thankful for Kelsey who sent me this book. I really loved this book and would definitely recommend this book to Sci-Fi lovers and those who wish to read something out of the norm.
Fadwa (Word Wonders)
Reading this book was such a battle. It drained me out of all energy and I need a couple thousand contemporaries to re-energize.
Don't get me wrong, it's a good book, the world building is complex and unlike anything I've ever read before. But it is so damn dense that I couldn't fully enjoy it. It was just a lot.

Full review coming soon.
Mike Siedschlag
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a print copy of Eye of the Storm by Frank Cavallo for review.

Eye of the Storm is a difficult book to pigeon hole genre wise. One of those books where explaining details about the book would certainly involve spoilers (and you know how feel about that). Although basically it is a sword and sorcery fantasy, it also has elements of history, political intrigue, the quest, science, technology, horror, romance and military action/adventure. It is your true roller coaster ride. As such, it i
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J C Steel
Jun 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Gathered in the wake of a series of reports of odd weather and odder events in one of the most remote areas of Kyrgyzstan, a group of scientists, TV personalities, and mercenaries hope to establish the truth – or the lie – behind the stories of Neanderthals in armour attacking army and air force detachments in the area. On the other hand, no matter how prepared, no team is ready for chasing a flight of pterosaurs into the eye of the storm in a helicopter – and that’s not even the strangest thing ...more
Zachary
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. The way Frank describes his characters and the places they have been and where they are is really amazing. I really liked the adventure I went on as I read this book each page was just as exciting as the next. I also wanted to say that I enjoyed the part where Slade is fighting the amphibians and he was doing a hell of a job if you ask me. But at the end of this battle he says “Looks like they weren’t interested in our counter-offer.” I laughed for a really lo ...more
Catherine Griffin
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
Conan-esque pulp fantasy adventure set in a land that time forgot.

Ex-Navy SEAL Eric Slade and shy academic Anna Fayne are transported to a strange land, populated by Neanderthals, mammoths, dragons, newt-men etc. Unfortunately, the only guy who can speak English wants them as a human sacrifice to celebrate his new queen’s coronation.

The first two chapters of this one didn’t do a lot for me. Thankfully, once past that the action switches to the fantasy world, we’re obviously in over-the-top pulp
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Josie Jaffrey
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Gin Book Club received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

Wow, where to begin? This story had so much going on and shifted your expectations all the time. It blends sci-fi and fantasy beautifully with magic, technology, time travel, cyborgs and aliens all rubbing shoulders in a complex universe.

It seemed to be roughly separated into three parts. Initially we begin on a scientific research expedition, getting to know a few characters and get comfortable in the
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Court
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
Pros: Had the bones of a good story, good descriptions (although on the wrong things)
Cons: Not enough character development, the story felt disjointed, the best elements of the book were pushed to the side

I did read the entire book, however I struggled through the end. I feel like it had the bones of a great story, however it was presented in a way that made me uninterested in the characters, confused during parts of the story and bored. This is not a book I would recommend.

***SPOILERS AFTER THI
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Margaret Chadwick
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lately, I have struggled to fall into a book straight from the beginning and that it takes me slowly reading through the first few chapters to become lost in the book. This story has a fantasy and action filled story line that will keep the reader hooked at hours at a time. This book just keeps you wanting to read more and more and you just can't wait to see what is going to happen next. This was an excellent read and I was hooked on the story line. The way that this book is written makes the re ...more
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Linda
Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Frank Cavallo's 'Eye of the Storm' is an enjoyable, entertaining book that covers fantasy and horror with some Sci-fi mixed in. Two + years ago I wouldn't have cared for this type of book....but my book club has broadened my horizons and I love the mix and quest-type storyline of 'Eye of the Storm'! It started a little slow and I had some trouble with the time periods and passage of time. But that cleared up and off on a wild adventure we go!

I loved the hero and villain aspect, although there we
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Crystal Marie
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was intriguing story about a modern-day Navy Seal and an archeologist getting lost in an alternate world where dinosaurs still roam and the predominate humanoids are the Neanderthal in a bronze age era. (Think ancient Rome.)



Eric and Anna are the only survivors after being catapulted into an alternate dimension. There are captured, taken as slaves and sold to be the property of a warrior queen. She is the first queen, it seems, for her people and there are those who are disgruntled by being
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Jan farnworth
Apr 15, 2017 rated it liked it
This reminded me a lot of one of those old movies that takes a lot of different elements and smashed them into a story that worked. You are plucked from modern day and sucked into the eye of the storm and are off on a adventure where you encounter dinosaurs, neanderthals, and wizards of all things. You encounter people who speak languages you never heard of and miraculously you come across someone who does and they are descended from some else who sucked through to this whole wild version of ear ...more
Christina
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
I absolutely loved this book! There was a good development of characters and plot. It was an easy read. I felt like I couldn't put the book down. The minuses about the book: (1) There were too many typos so it threw me off sometimes in my reading. (2) Reading from Chapter 29 to 30 was a rocky transition. I had to re-read as I thought that I missed something. (3) Lastly, I wouldn't read Chapter 28 before bed. These were minor compared to the enjoyment of this book. I hope that the author writes m ...more
Fantasia Reviews
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, fiction
Full Review here: https://fantasiareviews.com/2016/11/0...

If you are looking for something different to read, Eye of the Storm is for you. Eye of the Storm is a well-written romp through an imaginative world that has dragons, dinosaurs, troglodytes and even a dark wizard. As strange as that may sound to some, Mister Cavallo has brought it all together and delivered a story that exceeds expectations and is well worth the read.
Sam
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
That was the most meh book I've read in a very long time. The ideas were great and the magic was there, literally, but I was so confused at many parts and the timeline was basically nonexistent in when they were especially at the beginning...full review to come. I wish I could do half stars, 2.5 stars, it was a great idea but I did not enjoy the story.
Davinna
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I haven't read an other-worldly sci-fi since the Ender Series. The author did a great job describing the other worlds and the characters so you could picture yourself right there next to them. It was great read, I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys otherworldly sci-fi.
Donna Chadwick
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Morgan
Jan 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
I received a free copy for review, but I ended up DNFing after the first several chapters. I think it will still be helpful to explain why I put this one down in case it sounds like something any of y'all might like. I've crossposted the highlights from my blog review: [http://lauraplusthevoices.blogspot.co...].

Eye of the Storm is a portal fantasy about a group of scientists, documentary filmmakers, and mercenaries who set out to film alleged Neanderthals but are transported through a storm of
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Frank Cavallo's new novel, the dark fantasy "Rites of Azathoth" is currently on sale from Necro/Bedlam. He is also the author of "Eye of the Storm", "The Lucifer Messiah" and the weird western "The Hand of Osiris."

His short fiction has appeared in venues such as Another Realm, Ray Gun Revival, Every Day Fiction and Lost Souls. He has worked in the Warhammer universe, penning the novella "Into the
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“other words, he is more closely related to any of the Neanderthal samples, all of which date from at least 30,000 years ago, than he is to any living man, woman or child on the planet.” 0 likes
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