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.
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.
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.