Author: Bonnie S. Calhoun
Series: Stone Braide Chronicles #1
Short Book Description:
The Time of Sorrows is long past.
The future of Selah and her people is shrouded in mystery.
And the clock is ticking.
Hidden in the tall grasses along a shore littered with the rusted metal remnants of a once-great city, a hunter crouches. It is the eve of her eighteenth Birth Remembrance and high time she proves to herself and her brothers that she can stand on her own two feet. Selah Rishon Chavez waits not for game but for one of the small boats that occasionally crash against the desolate shoreline. Because inside one of these boats she will find her quarry–a Lander.
These people from an unknown land across the ocean are highly prized by the Company and bring a good price–especially if they keep the markings they arrive with.
Everything falls to pieces when the Lander whom Selah catches is stolen by her brothers, and Selah wakes the next morning to find the Lander’s distinctive mark has appeared on her own flesh. Once the hunter, Selah is now one of the hunted, and she knows only one person who can help her–Bodhi Locke, the Lander her brothers hope to sell in the Mountain.
With evocative descriptions of a strange new world that combines elements of disturbing scientific advances, devious political conspiracy, and survival in a hostile wilderness, Bonnie S. Calhoun weaves a captivating tale of a society more like our own than we may want to admit. From the tension-laced first scene to the captivating last page, Thunder is an epic journey into the heart of humankind that explores how far we are willing to go when we’re pushed to the limit.
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book and read it once I knew that I was going to get it in the mail. Fantasy has to be one of my favorite genres and this was one of the best books in Fantasy that I have read.
It was really well thought out and written. Being in the future, of course none of the stuff in the book is real except for the names of the States. But it was realistically written, so it was quite believable.
Bonnie S. Calhoun has jumped close to the top of my list of authors that I can’t choose from to be my favorite. I can’t wait for her next book to come out since I read the preview of the second book for this series at the end of this book. Hopefully I don’t have to wait to long.
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