The Season of Lightning

The Season of Lightning

by Kate Avery Ellison

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Overview

Verity Elysius is the only daughter of a retired general and rich plantation owner. She lives in an insulated world of wealth and privilege, where she spends her time riding her horse, sassing her lady's companion, and being tormented by the family's handsome but irritating nobleman friend, Lord Roth.

But when a mysterious, masked vigilante called the Hawk begins stirring up trouble and freeing "silvras," the oppressed, elven lower class, Verity's world is turned upside down as she is challenged about everything she knows about her world and her place in it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507747506
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/27/2015
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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The Season of Lightning 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Amers86 More than 1 year ago
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books. I received a copy of this book from Xpresso in exchange for a fair and honest review. This book was a good book. It wasn’t anything super exciting nor was it a book that grabbed my attention and held it throughout the story, but it wasn’t a book that couldn’t hold my attention. I think I’d rate this a middle of the road story. The characters were fun, well written, and felt true to the history they were being written in. The scenery seemed to be written incredibly well also. The romance and back and forth between the female and male lead characters were charming and fun. I loved the attitude that Verity held, much to her father’s dismay. She was the type of character that needed someone to control her and reign her in all without forcefully doing it and keeping her happy at the same time. This type of relationship between characters was what kept me reading and really had me enjoying the story. The story seemed to be lacking something, I can’t quite put my finger on what it was. It didn’t leave me wanting to keep reading when I had to put the book down. The story wasn’t calling my name while I was away doing other things, it wasn’t making me miss the story line. I think maybe the overabundance of correspondence and lack of character development on Roth. I won’t not recommend this story, because it wasn’t horrible or poorly written. I will recommend to proceed at your own risk.
Goldenfurproductions More than 1 year ago
MY THOUGHTS I loved all of Kate Avery Ellison's other books, so I immediately wanted to read this book! This isn't my all-time favorite book from her, but it's still a wonderful book and I really enjoyed reading it! This book takes place in a fantasy world similar to a historical version of our society. Verity comes from a rich family and lives a wealthy life. It's when a unknown person called Hawk begins to attack various rich plantations and free the servants (who are essentially slaves) that Verity begins to realize the lives of the lower class. Kate Avery Ellison always does a great of merging different genres together. This book is a fantasy book, but has a strong historical feeling to it. I know a lot of fantasy books have historical aspects to them, but most of them are more Middle Ages feel and have magic and whatnot. This book has more of an 1800's vibe and it's main fantasy aspect is the different countries and people, not magic. Doesn't make it any less fantasy, in fact, the whole world in this book was very well-developed. Also, we got a feel of the world through Verity, so no big info-dumps! As for the plot, this book was so interesting. I don't know, I was so invested in this book, I didn't want to put it down! This book wasn't exactly fast-paced, but it's so riveting! As for characters, Verity is a great main character. She goes through a lot of growth in this book. She awakens to what is going on and it changes her. I liked how she wanted to help and change what was going on, though she was powerless to help. Also, she's a girl with fierceness in her, which is supposed to be improper with girls in her society, but it only gives her more strength and makes an even more fabulous character. As for romance, there was some, but it wasn't as developed as I thought it should be. It wasn't bad though, no insta-love or triangles here. In fact, it included a trope I love. It just didn't feel like it was entirely developed. IN CONCLUSION Overall, I enjoyed this book! It's a wonderful standalone and I had such a hard time putting it down! I strongly recommend reading this book and any other books written by Kate Avery Ellison! She's a wonderful author and I look forward to reading more from her!