Thursday, April 16, 2020

Check It Out: Stormfall Chronicles

Storm's Herald by J W Golan
Stormfall Chronicles #1
Young Adult Coming of Age Epic Fantasy

A peasant girl who dreams of becoming a sorceress, a boy who imagines himself a knight – trailed by a ruthless mercenary armed with an ancient sword.

All Lynette wanted was to leave her boring village life – to attend the Fae Academy and become a Druid priestess like her teacher before her. Her clumsy attempts at magic are a reminder of how much she has yet to learn. But if they would only accept her, if the Fae Kingdom – closed to human visitors for centuries now – would only just open its doors, she is certain she could become a master of the magical arts.

Yet her journey puts her on a collision course with a reawakened evil – offering a king’s ransom for the recovery of a long-lost relic. Treasure hunters of every variety – werewolves, mercenaries, common thieves and undead alike – are soon locked in pursuit of its promised riches. Together with Baxter, a young squire who fled his own kingdom, and Eirlon, a gnome who trades in rare antiquities, Lynette is drawn unwillingly into the hunt for the elusive relic.

Hounded by goblins, ogres – and darker things – Baxter carries his own burdens: secrets that have made him the enemy of the crown. And then there is Garth, the mysterious mercenary who both frightens and intrigues Lynette: the weapons-master armed with an ancient blade – snatched from the hand of a long-vanished fae prince.

Willingly or not, Lynette, Baxter and Eirlon must together solve the riddles behind the relic – and stay one step ahead of the ruthless killers that pursue them.

5 out of 5 fairies

Storm's Herald demands your attention from the outset. I went in expecting to like this, not love it. But I do. I absolutely love it! Vivid imagery and a story that captures the reader from page one makes this a fun and enchanting read. The characters and setting are rich and well-developed, definitely a story anyone can enjoy regardless of age.

Storm's Clouds by J W Golan
Stormfall Chronicles #2
Young Adult Coming of Age Fanta

A dragon: the most powerful, destructive and malevolent force known. The last thing Lynette ever wanted to get closer to and the one thing shes been tasked to go find.

For the first time in centuries, a dragon has been reported on the edge of the Feyfell. Homes, cities, and forests are all threatened with fiery destruction. The news has plunged the Fae Kingdom into a panic.

Desperate to know the truth behind the reports, and unable to discretely dispatch his own fae soldiers to investigate, King Elyan tasks Lynette, Baxter and Eirlon with tracking down the whereabouts and intentions of the fiery beast.

But Lynette is still only a second-year student at the Fae Academy. She has come far – but she knows she’s no Arche-Mage. Baxter is still struggling to prove his worth, hoping Lynette might see him as something more than the boy-squire she first met two years before. And Eirlon – he still hordes secrets Lynette can only suspect. A girl, a boy, and a gnome – on the hunt for a fire-breathing dragon.

The threats facing the Fae Kingdom, however, are multiplying. A traitor has set his sights on King Elyan, while the Arche-Fae Council continues to treat the Princess Elise as an outsider – an adopted daughter rather than a noblefae by birth. Hostile armies are gathering on the kingdom’s northern frontier, while the mage-turned-swordsman Garth must balance between rescuing a boy on a quest and averting a larger war.

With sightings of dragons, rumors of war, and trained assassins stalking the land, will there even be a Feyfell for Lynette to return to?

5 out of 5 fairies

Storm's Clouds is an exciting new installment in the series. Bringing back beloved characters, you're swept along as Lynette faces her latest challenges. Continuing the standards set in book one, the reader is quickly transported to a world where magic, dragons, and fae are real. A great escape from the  mundane.

Where to buy Storm's Herald: Amazon

Where to buy Storm's Clouds: Amazon

Add Storm's Herald to your TBR list: Goodreads

Add Storm's Clouds to your TBR list: Goodreads

About the Author: A writer, father, and aeronautical engineer, J.W. Golan lives in New England together with his wife and three daughters.

It was his three daughters who reintroduced him to the world of fantasy fiction. It was this experience - sharing and discussing stories and literature - that convinced him to compose a fantasy novel of his own, weaving together tales and ideas that had been circulating in his mind for decades into tales that he could share with his own daughters.

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