Sneaking out at night, driving without a license, and falling for a guy weren't things fifteen-year-old Jeni expected to do while visiting Lake Itasca, Minnesota with her family. The guy, Ice, turns out to be the local medicine man's apprentice, and when he tells Jeni she's connected to the spirit world, her first instinct is to run. But after Ice's stories of a mythical underwater monster - that Jeni allegedly released - prove true, she realizes it's up to her to contain the beast. Jeni must first convince herself that she's able, and then save the locals, Ice, and ultimately herself.
"...well-written and entertaining... Jeni makes for a likeable protagonist that readers will identify with." - Publishers Weekly
|Publisher:||Scribe Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.32(w) x 7.85(h) x 0.67(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 18 Years|
About the Author
After years in the corporate world, Barbara Pietron found herself with a second chance to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up. Her lifetime love of books and the written word returned one answer: writer.
Pietron’s Book One of the Legacy in Legend series, Thunderstone (Scribe Publishing Company, 2013), was a finalist for Indiefab’s 2013 Young Adult Book of the Year by Foreword Reviews, and in 2012 Thunderstone was a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. As such, Barbara won a full manuscript review from Publishers Weekly, which called Thunderstone “…well-written and entertaining,” adding that “… Jeni makes for a likeable protagonist that readers will identify with.”
Pietron also wrote a stand-alone novel, Soulshifter (Scribe Publishing Company, 2015), and a prequel to the Legacy in Legend series, Heart of Ice (e-book only, Scribe Publishing Company, 2014). She has been a contributing writer for AAA Living and Family Fun. Find out more at www.barbarapietron.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A unique souvenir purchased while on a family trip to scattered a loved one’s ashes turns into a life-changing event for 15-year-old Jeni. Shattered Ice, a teenaged Native American boy approaches Jeni, desperate to buy the scaled cat from her. Ice tells her a tale of an evil monster that lives underwater, warning her that the figurine she has purchased is more than a mere souvenir, that it contains the power to release the monster, threatening the lives of innocent people. Too late, Jeni realizes she has set the monster free and it is up to Jeni to put the monster back where he belongs. Thunderstone by Barbara Pietron is filled with the mystical beliefs of the Native American culture, and with her sense of style and skill she has brought each character to life, as well as each scene spread out before the reader. While she adds a touch of a budding romance between Jeni and Ice, this happily does not become the main thrust of the story, which is low on angst, but rich in detail and realism. Tossing Jeni’s cousin, Tyler into the mix provides enough humor to liven things up perfectly. The information she sprinkles in among the story adds a rich undertone that illuminates a culture filled with history that few of us truly know much about. A wonderful tale that moves at a fast pace as it follows the twists and turns of the unknown. The audience appeal definitely runs from YA to adults! I received this copy from IBPA/Scribe Publishing Company in exchange for my honest review.