Written by Ellen Renner
Published by Nosy Crow
Publication date: 6th September 2018
Summary (from Goodreads):
Child of Air, Water, Earth or Fire: now that she is thirteen Storm must undertake the Choosing and be claimed by one of the Elementals, which will determine her whole life’s work. But for Storm, daughter of a father murdered by Water and a warrior mother claimed by Earth, there will be no easy destiny.
The Elementals bestow her with a great and terrible gift. Storm-bringer. Storm-rider. Storm-queller. Storm has powers that no one, not even the island Elders, can understand. And when the Drowned Ones – a savage band of pirates who roam the seas on floating towns – attack her island, will her powers help her to save the people she loves, or is her fate to betray everything she holds dear? Soon Storm faces a decision which will change her life – and that of everyone who lives on her island – forever.
A powerful new fantasy series from Ellen Renner, prize-winning author of Tribute and Castle of Shadows.
Why I can’t wait to read this:
- It’s fantasy, which means I almost want to read it by default as I love fantasy as a genre!
- I love the idea of elementals and how they interact – the magic system sounds fascinating.
- It is recommended for fans of Ursula Le Guin ( I love the Earthsea Quartet!) and this is also written in a quartet so it is already giving me a good feeling about it.
- I read the first chapter online and Storm seems like an interesting character – her father was killed by the water so she fears it, yet it is one of the important elements in her world and her best friend has been chosen by water.
- In this same first chapter, it mentioned that the children leave the island to travel and learn after being chosen in their thirteenth year. This reminds me of books like The Apprentice Witch and it is an age where lots of young people are finding their feet and trying to figure out who they will be. I am excited to see more of this world and to see where the young people we met in Chapter 1 end up…
Not long to go until this book is out in the world and I, for one, will be snatching up a copy as soon as possible!
Read the first chapter online now!
What do you think?
Does this sound like the kind of book you would enjoy?
Will you be reading this or do you have any other anticipated releases you would recommend to me?
Let me know in the comments!
See some other Waiting on Wednesday posts here: When the Mountains Roared, The Exact Opposite of Okay, To Kill a Kingdom, Starfish, The Gloaming, The Smoke Thieves, The Way You Make Me Feel, The Queens of Innis Lear, Legendary, Nyxia Unleashed, Bright Ruin, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, Empress of All Seasons, Tempests and Slaughter, Grim Lovelies. The Glass of Lead and Gold.
Thanks for reading!