Sequel to The Consumption of Magic Nearly a year ago, blinded by grief and betrayal, Sam of Wilds made a desperate decision to follow the Great White into the Dark Woods. Now, he emerges to a world changed. The City of Lockes is a prison. The King has been locked away in the dungeons. The Kingdom of Verania has fallen, and the Dark wizard Myrin sits on the throne. But soon after his return, Sam learns of a resistance fighting in his name, led by a courageous knight, a defiant prince, a pissed-off unicorn, and a half-giant who wants to smash everything in sight. If he has any hope of defeating the villains who have taken their home, Sam must face the consequences of his choicesand the friends he left behind.
About the Author
Since being published, TJ has won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Romance, fought off three lions that threatened to attack him and his village, and was chosen by Amazon as having written one of the best GLBT books of 2011.
And one of those things isn't true.
(It's the lion thing. The lion thing isn't true.)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
From the highest highs to the depths of despair, TJ Klune’s Tales From Verania flew me there and back again, and again, and again… I don’t think another series will ever capture my heart quite like this one has, and I’m so sad it’s over. The spectacular fourth and final episode, A Wish Upon the Stars, is everything I’d hoped for. Mr. Klune delivers love, humor, friendship, and yet in spite of some tense moments (and a wee bit of angst) I’d do it all over again in a lightning-struck heartbeat. If you’ve been thinking of starting this phenomenal read in order series, I’m just going to say it straight up: read if you must, but audio is the way to go! Michael Lesley’s stellar performance brings this tale to life. Honestly, it’s like listening to a Broadway show. There’s an incredible variety of unique and wondrous characters in this collection and Michael Lesley creates a distinct voice for each personality. I’m sure narrating this story would be exhausting, yet he infuses every line with emotion, and maintains it for over 70 hours! His performance is awe-inspiring. As much as I loved A Wish Upon the Stars, saying goodbye is doubly bittersweet. I’m going to miss the camaraderie of Sam’s band of misfits, the devoted guidance of his wizards, and the passion of true love (HaveHeart 4 life!). I’m also going to miss Michael Lesley crooning in my ear. If you haven’t started this incredible journey then get the show on the road with The Lightning-Struck Heart, and by all means... do it in audio!
This entire series has been a most fun and diverting read . I laughed so much. But it also made me think about the relationships and interactions between people and the world around us. Again I thank you.
Great way to end the series. All of them kept me laughing and tearing up throughout.