Matthew Jordan Storm

"STORM DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB OF SHIFTING HIS NARRATIVE FOCUS FROM SMALL-SCALE INTERPERSONAL ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN HIS CHARACTERS AND LARGE-SCALE MILITARY ACTION ON LAND AND SEA.  HE MIXES HIGHLY DRAMATIC INVOCATIONS OF PLAGUE, FIRE, AND INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE WITH WELL-REALIZED INDIVIDUAL PERSONALITIES, NONE MORE SO THAN HIS VERSION OF BELISARIUS, A NOTORIOUSLY OPAQUE CHARACTER EVEN INTH ACCOUNTS OF HIS LOYAL SECRETARY PROCOPIUS.  THE RESULT IS A NOVEL - AND A SERIES - WELL WORTH READING."  - HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY


"A GRAND CONCLUSION TO AN EPIC TRILOGY ABOUT A GENERAL WHO SEEMED INCAPABLE OF FIGHTING FOR ANYTHING LESS THAN THE ULTIMATE GLORY OF ROME."  - KIRKUS REVIEW OF BOOKS

 
"A WELL-WRITTEN PIECE OF HISTORICAL FICTION, THIS BOOK'S THEMES OF COURAGE AND FRAILTY, LOVE AND MURDER, ORDER AND CHOAS WILL RESONATE."  - CLARION FORWARD REVIEWS

Reviews On The LEgend of Africanus

"STORM'S OBVIOUS PASSION FOR ANCIENT ROME HAS MADE HIM A MUST-READ AUTHOR FOR ANYONE LOOKING FOR A GREAT STORY TO PULL THEM IN AND NOT LET GO." " IN AVENGING AFRICANUS, THE SECOND VOLUME IN STORM'S METICULOUSLY RESEARCHED AND UNEQUIVOCALLY READABLE SERIES, BONDS OF LOYALTY ARE TESTED, HEROES ARE MADE, AND THE VERY COURSE OF HISTORY MAY BE ALTERED."  - CLARION FORWARD REVIEWS (FIVE STAR REVIEW)



"PART HISTORY LESSON, PART DRAMATIC INTERPRETATION, THIS NARRATIVE SHEDS LIGHT ON A PERIOD OF FASCINATING CONFLICT. "   - KIRKUS REVIEW OF BOOKS
 


[A] "DAZZLINGLY RESEARCHED EVOCATION OF THE CONSTANTINOPLE OF JUSTINIAN AND THEODORA..." "A HISTORICAL NOVEL RICHLY DETAILED..."
- KIRKUS REVIEW OF BOOKS

Author of Historical Fiction Set In Late Antiquity