Stormfire By Jasmine Young
Today I have a YA Fantasy book to share with you as part of Love Book Tours. Stormfire is part of the Four Kingdoms: Origins book series. The second book, Queen of Diamonds will be published in June 2023.
About the Book:
A crippled boy must exchange his cowl for a crown… or the young and innocent will burn.
The Sages were once greater than even the dragons of eld. Now that they have perished, war and blight ignite across the realm.
A fourteen-year-old asthmatic boy dreams only of escaping his servitude on the chilly alps of the Air Kingdom. But when royal soldiers arrive and execute his brother for treason, Jaime Pappas is thrust headlong into a destiny beyond what he could ever imagine…
The crown has discovered he is a Sage, the last of his kind. In a race against a superstorm that could obliterate the realm, he must master the forgotten art of the elements—even if it means killing the King… and his long-lost sire.
An ancient evil is mounting in the darkness. His true enemies are not who they seem…for Dark Fhaey lurk in the night, manipulating, plotting, and hungering for the last Sageflesh…
Fans of epic fantasy adventures like Eragon, Dragon Mage, and Of Blood and Fire will love this. In this coming-of-age tale, the cruelty of adult interests will slay the young and innocent… and a crippled boy must not find a dragon, but become one to save them.
Jaime noticed it the moment he stepped out of the governor’s stable. The firs and spruces shifted in a sudden flurry of cold. Their rustling leaves seemed to whisper dire warnings only he could hear.
Run, they urged. Run, run, run…
In the distance, behind Mount Alairus, the great snow-capped peak where his mother lived, black clouds spilled over the mottled sky. A storm was coming. That wasn’t ever unusual in this Kingdom—only this was a herculean one, by the looks of it.
Someone shouted at him from across the bailey. Vasilios Thanos, the governor’s steward, looked at him in a way that made Jaime quickly return to the present.
He led the tall red charger to the center of the yard. She was slim, high-heeled, and seemed content to flaunt her leather trappings. Silver metalwork embellished her breastplate and crossover bridle. The browband displayed a filigreed wolf—the house sigil of the Lord Governor.
Jaime knelt, tucking his head to his bare knees, and waited.
The familiar voice came only a breath later, charismatic and sonorous over the stormwinds. Hilarus Pappas, the governor’s adoptive son, emerged out of the villa doors. Councilor Menelaos’s family—and their pretty fourteen-year-old daughter—followed close behind. Menelaos’s wife said something that made Hilarus roll back his head in laughter.
The gods, Hilarus had the looks of a Prince. A high collared doublet of mohair and silk fitted tight over his molded body. Over one shoulder was a dark maroon sash that washed down to his calfskin boots. He was tall for a fifteen-year-old, certainly taller than Jaime, and had an effortless charm and natural intellect. Menelaos’s daughter wouldn’t stop touching his arm every time she wheedled him.
Yet today, his smiles were forced.
About the Author:
Thirteen-year-old Jasmine was so shy and chronically anxious, she decided one day she'd rather go hungry hiding out with a good fantasy book than get caught sitting alone in the cafeteria.
The day Jasmine found Eragon on the upper shelf of her school library, her life changed forever.
Not only did she devour that book within a few days on grandma's couch, it started her own journey of becoming an epic fantasy author (with early books being a total spinoff of Eragon. Oh, thirteen-year-old Jasmine).
Today, you can most likely find her bathing in Florida sunshine with the next greatest keto snack and fantasy book. When she isn't tending to her complicated relationship with Al (almond butter), Jasmine writes epic fantasy to entertain and empower, especially the underdogs.
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