Erin Swan's YA fantasy debut, Bright Star, is an action-packed adventure tale of rebellion, romance, and finding one's voice in the heart of a storm.
Paerolia has been at peace for two centuries, and all is well in the land—or so it seems. Beneath the surface, a tyrant is rising to power.
A traumatic experience in Andra's childhood has left her mute and subdued, a servant in the Chief Judge’s manor. But when an assassination team, led by the secretive and alluring Kael, infiltrates the manor and makes a quick escape, she takes her chance and flees with them.
Andra is thrust into the ranks of a secret rebellion—a group of outcasts and believers seeking to overthrow the Chief Judge and replace the corrupt government with new members, ones who will restore and preserve the land they love. Now, the girl who was once an outcast must somehow become the leader Paerolia needs. But she is stronger than she believes—and with the help of a fiercely loyal dragon, she may just be the one to lead them all to victory.
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About the Author
Erin Swan was born and bred San Antonio, Texas, but now lives in Utah. She works as a marketing copywriter, and started writing the Sky Rider series when she was 17.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was an amazing book full of action and intrigue. The characters were very well written and had great character development. The main character, Andra, is amazingly changed from a timid girl to a strong woman. This book has many interesting fantasy elements including dragons and magic, that lead to an overall familiar but original story. Swan does a great job of taking elements that have been written about before and adding original twists and interesting new additions. Andra lives in a peaceful society, but is suddenly thrust into a secret rebellion after a raid at her master’s home. Andra must learn her inner strength and use the help of some great friends to help her navigate her way through the rebellion and end up becoming a leader. This was a great book and I would recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy stories. This was a wonderful book and I am most definitely going to read it again. Review by Bolden B, age 17, Central Pennsylvania Mensa