The Lightning-Struck Heart

The Lightning-Struck Heart

by TJ Klune
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The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune

Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City Of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident.

Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam’s pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the King's Wizard, Morgan of Shadows.

When Sam’s fourteen, he enters the Dark Woods and returns with Gary, the hornless gay unicorn, and a half-giant named Tiggy, earning the moniker Sam of Wilds.

At fifteen, Sam learns what love truly is when a new knight arrives at the castle—Knight Ryan Foxheart, the dreamiest dream to have ever been dreamed.

Naturally, it all goes to hell when Ryan dates the reprehensible Prince Justin, Sam can't control his magic, a sexually aggressive dragon kidnaps the prince, and the King sends them on an epic quest to save Ryan's boyfriend, all while Sam falls more in love with someone he can never have.

Or so he thinks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634763677
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 07/20/2015
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 153,557
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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The Lightning-Struck Heart 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg, I just can't. I mean, seriously. I can't. This is 100% Klune Magic! It's Bear, Otter and The Kid with Tell Me It's Real mixed up with magic. Wizards, fairies, dragons, half-giants, hornless unicorns and so much more. Sam, Ryan, Tiggy, Gary, Kevin, Morgan, Randall, the parents, and the King, (even Justin by the end) were all just amazingly perfect. The dialogue, banter, and internal monologues were perfect and funny, the emotional love was heartwarming and heartbreaking and it was just wonderful! This isn't a book about sex (although there is a lot of talk about it). There is no actual sex scene until the last chapter, but it was like endless chapters of emotional foreplay that made it all into a perfect lead-in to the end. It had a nice ending where the MC's got their HEA, but also left you with a teaser for the next book. Please, please let the next book come soon. The worst part of this book was the ending, knowing it will literally be forever until the next one! So great, I read it straight through. I could not put it down. 430 pgs of awesomeness!
Anonymous 10 months ago
This book was hilarious and I couldn't stop cracking up the whole time I was reading it. The plot was fantastic and I was never bored once. The characters were highly entertaining and sassy. So great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed so much my sides hurt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made me laugh out loud like a crazy person.
Anonymous 13 days ago
Enjoyed the book, laughed out loud in more than a few places. Have never read gay romance before (no my genre), didn’t really realize that it was until I had started reading but enjoyed none the less.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Yes it's a gay love story about boys and wizardry and dragons and unicorns but it's told in the most over the top dialogue. ...you will have a hard (sex pun) time putting this book down. If you loved Zanth you'll love Varenia; if you didn't, well maybe you should rethink your sense of humor.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Good read a little long
toniFMAMTC 10 months ago
4.5 stars I love this author so I started this book without really knowing what it was about. It took me a little while to realize that it wasn't a character's dream or something. It has magicians, a unicorn, a giant, fairies, etc. It's over the top hilarious for the entire story. I was rolling much of the time. Most of the characters are gay and sex acts are brought up often in a silly way, but there isn't a lot of actual sex. This is one of the funniest books I've read in a long time. I recommend that you don't read it in a location that requires you to be quiet because it's just not possible.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing I can't wait for the sequel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Iaughed all the way through it. It was a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting fantasy novel but with sasly copy and paste characters from TJ Klune's previous novels. Oblivious protagonist, sassy bffs, supportive yet clueless family...the list goes on. The dialogue is probably the biggest let down. Page after page of redundancy conversations. Mid way through the book your eyes will role every time you read "dude", "sass", or "prude". Some laugh out loud moments but not as many as his past works. By the end you'll agree with Prince Justin and wonder why everyone loves Sam.