Guardian of the Storm by Kaitlyn OíConnor

New Concepts Publishing

Sci-Fi Futuristic

ISBN:  1-58608-385-6

Reviewed by Patrice F.



Tempest has been alone ever since a deadly virus wiped out her entire colony, the few remaining Earth survivors.   Sheís been scrounging to survive, unaware just how alone she is until she encounters a Niahian, one of the nomadic Niah.   Although he is not an Earthling, he becomes the closest thing to comfort and safety.

Kiran is on Hymria, a sacred quest.  To be worthy of his goddess and the task, he must remain pure in mind, body, spirit.  This becomes difficult when he meets Tempest.  She is a distraction, but not an unwelcome one.  As the prophecyís Guardian, Kiran must face challenges including the approach of the alignment and finding his way to the final destination.    When Tempest decides to follow him, his troubles are only just beginning.

Although Iím a dedicated reader of Ms. OíConnorís work, for me this wasnít one of her strongest.  That doesnít mean I didnít like Guardian of the Storm, I did.   It just seemed a bit harder for me to focus on the characters.  I got distracted by the mystery behind the prophecy, which is an important portion of the plot.   This didnít make Kiran and Tempest disagreeable to me in any way though.  

I appreciated being sidelined by the plot when I reached mid-point; itís one of the enjoyable aspects of reading this authorís work.  ThereĎs enough substance here to make a darn good story overall, and by the time I reached the last chapter, I was content with the result.   


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