Listen to the leaves rustling. Hear the wind building. These could the first signs that Gideon Berlander has found you. They could be the last sounds you hear. Gideon hasn’t been the same since that terrifying night in the cave, the night he changed forever - the night he became a wind caller. But the power to call upon and control the unimaginable force of the wind it allListen to the leaves rustling. Hear the wind building. These could the first signs that Gideon Berlander has found you. They could be the last sounds you hear. Gideon hasn’t been the same since that terrifying night in the cave, the night he changed forever - the night he became a wind caller. But the power to call upon and control the unimaginable force of the wind it all its fury has warped him, twisted his mind, and unleashed a virtually unstoppable monster. Those who oppose Gideon are destroyed … horribly. No one can escape the wind. And no one - not even Gideon - knows what nightmarish secrets wait in its swirling grasp....
|Title||:||The Wind Caller|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||355 Pages|
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The Wind Caller Reviews
The Wind Caller has an interesting idea. The Wind…as a killer. At first when I began reading the book I couldn’t figure out how it could be done without looking hokey or cheesy. Thankfully Cacek did inject some intelligence into her story.The book tells the story of two “brothers” of sorts, both granted with a power, both joined in odd mystical ways. One is Joseph, an Indian, and another is Gideon, a white man who is angry and also protective of his land. Their granddaughter, Sky, is caught in the middle of a real estate deal gone sour between Gideon and another man, but is basically clueless on anything else.I don’t want to give much more of the plot away, but I will say that it’s pretty clever and the ending shocked me in ways I didn’t think it could. The atmosphere wasn’t anything that was enhanced. The plot worked but nothing was exceptional about the atmosphere.Gideon appeared like an ignorant and unbending sort of guy. He worked for the part if he wasn’t a bit too much of a villain. Joseph was a great guy and came off as someone with a genuine love for old Indian lore, children, his family, and the truth. I enjoyed reading about him but sometimes he seemed a bit whipped for my tastes, including some scenes with his daughter-in law. Sky was a strong woman and probably my favorite of the characters. She rang true to me and made sense with her actions, her thoughts, her beliefs. Sam Reynolds was my second favorite. He didn’t make any apologies for being who he was and made interesting reading.The pace was pretty even. Things started from the start and didn’t slow down until the end. It wasn’t rush or suspense filled, but it was a smooth road. Cacek’s style is simple but also written well. It makes easy, light reading with some great play on words.While The Wind Caller may not stand out in my mind a year from now, it was still an entertaining book to go through. The idea was original, the characters worthy, and the ending shocking. Go ahead and pick it up - not the most memorable thing but you’ve never read anything quite like it, either.
I may be the only one, but I enjoyed this. I like the unique premise, and though Sky was pretty weak as a person and made some really bad decisions, she seemed like a realistic character to me. It's true that the characters, most of them, were not very likeable. but the story held my interest just fine. It wasn't the best book I've ever read, but it kept me reading and I cared about the characters more then you would expect, which made the plot compelling. In real life, people don't always do the right, heroic thing. And it was realistic that way. I thought the ending was a bit rushed, and wasn't enough of a climax, but I did enjoy the book for the most part. I'm giving it four stars though it's more like 3 1/2, but I went with 4 because I really did enjoy reading it, despite its shortcomings. I found it entertaining
Thank you, Ms. Cacek. Thank you for the restless night, the deep frustration that in turn upgraded to a headache, which lead to a new decree, “ All manner of communications will now be held in sign language!” I kid you not readers, due to the fact that I spent the last 48 hours yelling at a book, I received The Worst Headache in history. With a smirk on my face and murder in my eyes I say to you all, “Let us Begin… “ The story stumbles around a small hick town with stereotypes a plenty, predictable behaviors and a daft supernatural legend to boot. Screaming low-budget sci-fi movie, the plot is aimless, weak and transparently obvious from the start. It seems almost every aspect of this story evolved from another, better book. The pace in the story is immediate and prompt. Although there isn’t much build-up to speak of and no climax worthy of repeating here, the momentum is consistent with the events unfolding. Though meant to be oppressive and menacing, the atmosphere comes off as hokey. The mood tries to draw in racial hostilities, suburban worship and Native American beliefs into the air with the hope of building a cataclysmic explosion of terror; it didn’t work. Cacek’s style of writing often times comes off as rudimentary and veiled. The exchange between the characters is simplistic and far-fetched. The dialogue of Gideon, a main character, was just excruciating. After the third chapter, I just chose to pretend the man was a mute. The characters were two-dimensional, trite and more often than not - inane. Ms. Cacek took every known prejudice that pertained to this group of malcontents and applied them all with glee. Throughout most of the book, I spent my time trying to estimate the combined I.Q. of the cast. My conclusion: 69. My rating? I give this book a 2 for the simple fact that if you don't pay attention too much, it might actually be a tolerable read. -As reviewed for Horror-Web.com
First, I should say that I generally enjoy Cacek's work. This one didn't do much for me, though. First of all, the Native American horror legend trope has more than played its course for me. It's become too much of a paint-by-numbers formula, as far as I'm concerned. Secondly, I couldn't get my head around the silliness of the wind being the villain of the piece. It ruined my ability to take this book seriously. The things I did enjoy: the character of Sky, at least for the first three-quarters of the book. I also loved her struggle with the principal of her school over the casual racism of their educational posters. I enjoyed the character of Sam, even though he was a monumental douche. (I suspect that's what I enjoyed about him; seeing his slimy dealings was very entertaining.) All in all, it's not a total loss, but I can't say that I recommend it.
This book was actually a three and maybe even a four stars until it fell apart in the last few chapters. I found them confusing, ridiculous, and nonsensical and they left a really bad taste. The rest of the was pretty good, decent writing with some okay characterization. The main fault was a protagonist who doesn't do much except hang around, screw her boyfriend, get drunk, and accept her fate. The secondary main character, Joseph, is much more compelling, but ruined in the stupid choice the author has him make in one of the last chapters, that turned him from a good man into a selfish monster, a turn that seemed too out of character to be believeable, and therefore inserted just for the shock value. Overall, a forgettable book.
I had read PD Cacek's Canyons and Night Prayers, and liked both very much, so I thought I would like The Wind Caller, but it was just OK, maybe not even that. I didn't like any of the characters very much, although the native American mythology could have been quite interesting if done differently.
I found The Wind Caller to be a good fast summer read. There was a good mix of first nations culture included which was appealing to me. There were some horror elements in the guise of blood and gore so perhaps not a suitable read for the squimish.
A Bit slow in parts. Overall a Good Book. Gideon Is A Wind Caller Who Uses His Power to Harm. Can Anyone Stop Him?
There's no need to torture yourself. This book is a lonnnnng, boring read. I can't find one redeeming quality... don't waste your time.
Not a bad little story... a little scary, a little creepy, neat bits of Hopi story telling. 3 out of 5 for this one. Worth the read, but probably not a second time.