About the Book
Title: Heir of Thunder: Book One in The Stormbourne Chronicles | Author: Karissa Laurel | Publisher: Evolved Publishing | Pages: 280 (approximate) | Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
The Lord of Thunder’s sudden death leaves his daughter, Evelyn Stormbourne, unprepared to rule Inselgrau in his place. Weeks before Evie’s ascension to the throne, revolutionaries attack and destroy her home. She conceals her identity and escapes under the protection of her father’s young horse master, Gideon Faust. Together they flee Inselgrau and set sail for the Continent, but they’re separated when a brutal storm washes Evie overboard.
In her efforts to reunite with her protector and reach allies on the Continent, Evie befriends a band of nomads who roam the world in airships fueled by lightning. She also confronts a cabal of dark Magicians plotting to use her powers to create a new divine being, and she clashes with an ancient family who insists her birthright belongs to them.
If she’s to prevail and defeat her enemies, Evie must claim her heritage, embrace her dominion over the sky, and define what it means to be Heir of Thunder.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Heir of Thunder and I didn't want it to end too quickly! It was the perfect blend of adventure and fantasy with a touch of romance. The story moves quickly and there are some unexpected surprises. It has vivid descriptions and lively characters. I especially liked the main character, Evie, who finds inner strength as she faces one challenge after another. I highly recommend it for teenagers, young adults, and the young at heart.
About the Author
Karissa lives in North Carolina with her kid, her husband, the occasional in-law, and a very hairy husky. Some of her favorite things are coffee, chocolate, and super heroes. She can quote Princess Bride verbatim. She loves to read and has a sweet tooth for fantasy, sci-fi, and anything in between. Sometimes her husband convinces her to put down the books and take the motorcycles out for a spin or browse flea markets for rusty things to reuse and re-purpose.
Find out more about Karissa and keep up to date with new releases, including the sequel to Heir of Thunder, coming in 2017.
Disclosure: I received a free digital copy for my honest review.