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  • Posted September 25, 2011

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    Masterful story from the perspective of Caliban of Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

    As a Tad William's fan of many years, I was excited to have the opportunity to read Caliban's Hour. The book was gifted to me by Tad's wonderful wife Deborah Beale who I have corresponded with on Facebook. She took the time to critique my poetry which I appreciated very much. They have decided to jump on the e-book train with the reissue of Caliban's Hour to digital format. Another take on "The Tempest" by Shakespeare, the story is told from Caliban's perspective. Tad Williams delivers a masterful story retelling that pulls you into the mind of Caliban. I was pulled into the story immediately with the intricate descriptions of people and places. You feel as if you are immersed in Caliban's world and see reality from his perspective. The story begins with Caliban's journey from his island to the darkly rich landscape of Naples, Miranda's & Prospero's world. Here he again meets up with Miranda, an unwitting victim of Caliban's revenge. He proceeds to tell her his story and why he comes to be there. You soon learn that love turns to hate, and that they both merge to complete the cycle of vengeance. I couldn't help but find myself on Caliban's side and felt that he was an unwitting victim to circumstance. I applauded his reasons for doing what he does in the end. If you are a fan of Tad, this is a must read. His world building skills and descriptions do exactly as a good story should. He pulls you into the character's heart and soul and leaves you wanting more. I gave this masterpiece a 5 star rating as it did exactly as it should and allowed me to escape into Caliban's world.

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