The Lord of Thunder has passed, leaving daughter Evelyn Stormbourne to overcome her kingdom's greatest enemies, but first she must embrace her dominion over the sky.
"...it's got swords and horses and dirigibles and pirates and magic and caravans. A fun mix of Lord of the Rings-type high fantasy and steampunkish tech (did I mention there are dirigibles??), blended into a delightful Europe-inspired universe that feels at once new and familiar. ... All in all, this was a delightful read and just the kind of heroine-centric fantasy adventure I've always loved." ~ Mary Fan
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.
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the first book in the "Stormbourne Chronicles" series of young adult fantasies, where you'll discover an extraordinary new world, epic adventure, and memorable characters. [DRM-Free]
Books by Karissa Laurel:
- Heir of Thunder (Stormbourne Chronicles: Book 1)
- Quest of Thunder (Stormbourne Chronicles: Book 2)
- Crown of Thunder (Stormbourne Chronicles: Book 3)
- Midnight Burning (Norse Chronicles: Book 1)
- Arctic Dawn (Norse Chronicles: Book 2)
- Molten Dusk (Norse Chronicles: Book 3)
More Great YA Fantasy from Evolved Publishing:
- Kingdom in Chains by J.W. Zulauif
- Two Moons of Sera by P.K. Tyler
- Dream Warriors by D. Robert Pease
- The "Chosen" Series by Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef
About the Author
Some of Karissa’s favorite things are coffee, chocolate, and superheroes, and she can quote Princess Bride verbatim. She loves to read and has a sweet tooth for speculative fiction. Sometimes her family convinces her to put down the books and take the motorcycles out for a spin, or they’ll haunt flea markets, searching for rusty scraps to reuse and re-purpose. Karissa lives in North Carolina with her kid, her husband, the occasional in-law, and a very hairy husky named Bonnie.
Karissa is also the author of the adult Urban Fantasy series, The Norse Chronicles, where she puts a modern twist on ancient myths. The first book, Midnight Burning is available now. Her first effort with Evolved Publishing will be the Stormbourne Chronicles, a Young Adult Fantasy series.