Eighth-grader Jaycee Hiller is beginning to fear she only imagined her trip to Mallory. But when a rainy afternoon leaves her with hours of playing Hero’s Sword, her favorite video game, she finds herself drawn back into the game – literally.
In Storm Clouds, the second book in the Hero’s Sword series, a valuable jewel belonging to the neighboring estate of Devin, the Sapphire Star, is missing, stolen at the Fall Consortium. Lady Starla stands accused of the theft. Devin’s demands are clear: return the Star or they will take it back by force.
Now it’s up to Lyla Stormbringer to find the Star and the thief. before Mallory finds itself at war.
About the Author
Mary has been making up stories, and creating her own endings for other people's stories, for as long as she can remember. After ten years, she decided that making things up was far more satisfying than writing software manuals, and took the jump into fiction. She writes the HERO'S SWORD middle-grade fantasy series as M.E. Sutton and finds a lot of inspiration in the lives of her own kids. A lifelong mystery fan, she also writes crime fiction, including THE LAUREL HIGHLANDS MYSTERIES, under the pen name Liz Milliron. Her short fiction has been published at Uppagus.com, Mystericale.com, and in LUCKY CHARMS: 12 CRIME TALES (December 2013). Like her LAUREL HIGHLANDS characters, Mary lives in Southwestern PA (but, unfortunately, she doesn't have a dog). She is a member of Sisters in Crime. Visit her on the web at http://marysuttonauthor.com and follow her on Twitter (@mary_sutton73).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 unicorns - I really liked it!! Another great adventure with Lyla Stormbringer!! ** Received ebook for free via Story Cartel for an honest review The cover is cute, and I think it attracts children to it :) especially how videogame-ish it looks. Jaycee Hiller is a typical middle grade student who is picked on by some but has a great many friends as well. It shows kids how to move on and how to persevere. She is a video game player who likes to literally live inside her game world. This is another fabulous tale of Lyla Stormbringer and a quest for Mallory. It is full of adventure, theft, attacks, fights, lying, and so much more. I think if my son would have read it that he would love it. Unfortunately, I can’t get him to sit still long enough to read with me lately. It is very well written and flows along nicely to keep your attention. I totally recommend this for you to read with your children or for your middle grade students.
Even for someone who isn't a tweenager.