Storm and Silence

Storm and Silence

by Robert Thier

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BN ID: 2940152561760
Publisher: Robert Thier
Publication date: 03/19/2016
Series: Storm and Silence Saga , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 300,327
File size: 870 KB

About the Author

Robert Thier is a German Historian and writer of Historical Fiction. His particular mix of history, romance and adventure, always with a good deal of humor thrown in, has gained him a diverse readership ranging from teenagers to retired grandmothers. For the way he manages to make history come alive, as if he himself had lived as a medieval knight, his fans all over the world have given him the nickname “Sir Rob”. For him, Robert says, becoming a writer has followed naturally from his interest in history. “In Germany,” he says, “we use the same word for story and history. And I've always loved the one as much as the other. Becoming a storyteller, a writer, is what I've always wanted.” Besides writing and researching in dusty old archives, on the lookout for a mystery to put into his next story, Robert enjoys classical music and long walks in the country. The helmet you see on the picture he does not wear because he is a cycling enthusiast, but to protect his literary skull in which a bone has been missing from birth. Robert lives in the south of Germany in a small village between the three Emperor's Mountains.

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Storm and Silence 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
I’ll confess that I’d not heard of this author or series until the author contacted me, via my blog, and invited me to read and honestly review his book - and that’s just what I’m very happy to say I’ve done. I’m so glad he got in touch as I found this an intriguing story, set mainly in Victorian London. Lillian (Lily) Linton is smart yet naive, outspoken yet shy, serious but funny, a person of contrasts. Orphaned, she and her sisters have been brought up by their Aunt and forever missing Uncle. Her aunt has the intention of marrying off the siblings to nobility to help raise her own standing in society but Lily strives to achieve independence in an era where this is definitely not the norm The male lead is Mr Rikkard Ambrose, he’s a strident, cold, opinionated, determined, brash, domineering, powerful and convention flaunting man, a rich business man who is used to getting things done how, when and where he wants without question. The interactions between the two leads are laugh out loud hilarious at times. The politics, espionage, behind the scenes business dealings, mystery, intrigue and danger keep the reader enthralled from the very start. It is a romance, too, but there is a highly appropriate slow build to it and the adventurous escapades are definitely to the forefront of this brilliant novel with a Victorian era setting. The characters, good and evil, are superbly portrayed, making them easy to relate to. The mainly London based settings are emotively portrayed, helping the reader feel the ambience, be that noble or dangerous. The plot is well developed with interwoven strands helping to pull everything together, developing the readers comprehension and knowledge of events. It isn’t a factual novel and never claims to be, so some artistic licence is taken with a few historical references, but these don’t detract in any way from the story and are totally understandable. I found the whole story an enthralling read, one that I was totally immersed in and didn’t want to leave. The ending is something of a hiatus, one that leaves me desperate to know what happens next in this riveting saga! Once again, many thanks to the author for inviting me to read and review his novel which I have no hesitation in highly recommending to anyone who enjoys well crafted historic adventures, filled with fast paced adventures and mystery as well as a touch of romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book at the recommendation of my daughter. Yes it's a long book. But you get hooked that when it ends it's a surprise. I lived the humor and was very entertained. Not happy that it ends on a cliffhanger. But can't wait to see what happens next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have had the pleasure of reading, you won't regret buying Storm and Silence for one second.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing story that keeps the reader interested till the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I honestly love this book. I've read numerous books by various authors and this is one of my favorite books. I would recommend this book to anybody looking for something new to read. In addition the shipping was really fast.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is AMAZING!! I have followed along with this book on Wattpad and it is, by far, one of the best books I have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love the book so much, I just hope delivery is fast!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Let me start off by saying I never write reviews. I found this book on the website Wattpad and fell in love with it's characters. It is hands down one of my favorite series I've ever read and usually describe it to people as kind of Indiana Jones adventure-ish with a slow building romance. I truly hope this author gets the recognition he deserves for writing such a wonderful series, which is why I finally wrote my first book review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually shy away from any story that takes place in or near the Victorian age. The flowery vocabulary gives me a headache and the only books I liked that were written or based in that era were Sherlock Holmes and Dracula. However, when I started to read this book I was pleasantly surprised by the somewhat light tone of the book, as most "Victorian" books tend to be dark and dreary or rely heavily on descriptions of landscapes or surroundings. This book, however, has loads of action, sarcasm, and realistic characters. Though I did find that there are some Victorian influences, obviously to make the story more realistic, the writing style is very modern. There was never a dull moment where I felt like putting the book down. The book keeps you engaged until the very last page. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone, along with any other Robert Thier story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had almost given up on original books until this one. I cried laughing, and read it over and over again. With the wittiest characters I have ever met, Storm and Silence will be your new favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this from the library and I cant wait to add it to my library!
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thereadingchick More than 1 year ago
In one of my favorite scenes in this book, Lilly Linton, dressed as a man because women do not yet have the right to vote, stops outside a polling place to give advice to a stranger about a house he was thinking of buying in her neighborhood. The man, businessman Rikkard Ambrose, is so impressed with this young man’s willingness to help and give good advice, offers him a job. No, really, he forces the job offer on Lilly. She takes his card and kind of shrugs it off, after all, she is off to vote! She walks in the door of the polling place and doesn’t have a clue what to do, but somehow bumbles her way through voting. Then she makes the mistake of curtseying, which of course is not something a Victorian era man would do, and promptly gets arrested for illegal voting. She’s cuffed and hauled off to jail, waving gaily to Mr. Ambrose while being marched off, saying “See you Monday!” This one scene sets the stage for a delightful romp through Victorian era London, and the beginnings of a rather tumultuous relationship between Mr. Ambrose and the young woman/man that he will only call Mr. Linton, even when it’s obvious she is a woman. This novel was so much fun! I really got a feel for the era and the difficulties women went through for equal rights. I also liked how Rikkard Ambrose was kind of an anti-hero. He was devilishly handsome, of course, but seriously gruff and kind of a control freak! He spent a good portion of the book trying to get Lilly to quit the job, but when he finally accepts her (although still calling him Mr. Linton) they become partners, trying to solve the mystery together. I really enjoyed Lilly’s exuberance for life and her need to be seen as an equal. Something that all women would identify with and enjoy reading. I laughed out loud at the great dialog between she and Rikkard, and the 1100+ pages went by pretty quick! Beware the page count if you’re a slow reader, but I think it’s totally worth the time. ❤❤❤❤❣
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. the way the characters interact is amazing and the author incorporates such a golden sense of humor.
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Peculiar-Arrow More than 1 year ago
Sir Rob thank you for this!