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.
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.
“...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
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.
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
EDITOR: I read almost anything I could get my hands on as a kid. Any genre held my attention if the writing was good. I longed to be an author who could put words together in such a way to make people lose all sense of time and space. When I joined my writing critique group a few years ago, I realized my love of words translated well into editing. I wanted to hone a writer's already decent work into masterpieces everyone would desire to read. Then just last year I quit my "real" job to go freelance and I'm loving every minute of it. I write mainly non-fiction works like personal experience and Christian devotions, but I've edited almost every genre. Currently, I'm a huge fan of YA, cozy mysteries, some speculative fiction and crime dramas. When I'm not reading or writing, I'm playing with my dog or spending time with my hubby.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Title: Heir of Thunder Author: Karissa Laurel Genre: YA Fantasy Format: Ebook Pages: 288 Rating: 5 Heat: 1 Thoughts: Ooooh, so many different twist and turns, I love it! This was such a fun adventure and I can't wait to read the next book. Right from page one it takes off like a freight train and doesn't stop until the very last word (which then leaves you screaming for more). This story was like a roller-coaster ride in the dark, no clue what's going to come next. Evie is such an amazing character, she's been sheltered most of her life yet has a really good head on her shoulders. She takes everything in stride and finds a way to survive. Gideon has promised to take care of her yet he has secrets, but that doesn't stop Evie from trusting him and at times saving him. He sounds pretty hot so I'd probably save him too lol. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work and chose to write a review.