Tempest Child is the sixth book by Laura Eno. My guess is that the genre of this book is fantasy, but I would label it paranormal-romance-fantasy-kick butt. (Got your attention with the “kick butt,” didn’t I?)
Here’s the back cover blurb:
As future Queen and Guardian of the Elements, Princess Skylather’cha’eab thought her worst nightmare was the impending find-a-husband party until events take an ominous turn. Now she must put her life at risk to save her Kingdom.Skyla is no shrinking violet. She’s been training all her life to fight for her kingdom. She’s been training to become Queen. At 17, she’s at the age when her father is about to marry her off. His idea of a husband is different from hers, but it’s not like she’s had time to find love on her own. All that goes by the wayside when the Kingdom is suddenly in danger and it’s up to Skyla to save it.
Armed with only a staff, a bow, and her wits, Skyla’s world is turned upside-down when she enters the Crossroads and encounters the beast she’s destined to kill. Does she have the courage to sort truth from lie, or will she die not knowing who betrayed her?
And that is where the kicking butt comes in.
It used to be that I read primarily mystery and thriller, not fantasy. Laura Eno has turned me into a fantasy reader. Her characters are multi-dimensional and different from each other (you won’t get them confused!) and her worlds are complex and well thought out. In Tempest Child there are five worlds, counting Skyla’s home. Each is totally different. Each is dangerous. Each could kill her.
I’ve read and reviewed two other books by Laura Eno: Don’t Fall Asleep and Prophecy Moon. I recommended both. And I recommend this one. I wouldn’t mind reading more adventures with Skyla.
Tempest Child - Amazon
Tempest Child - Barnes and Noble
I give Tempest Child by Laura Eno a rating of Hel-of-a-World because she’s created not one, but five, unique and interesting worlds.
~~~~~~~~~~FTC Disclaimer: Tempest Child was sent to me by the author. This did not influence my review. I was influenced, though, by Eno’s mind. She takes us to five completely different worlds. To my way of thinking, creating one world would be difficult. Eno also created a perfectly imperfect character, who was not modeled after me. If she had been, Skyla would have missed her chance to go to the Crossroads because she would have been napping in her office. I mean … planning what weapons and supplies to take on the journey.