SONORA AND THE EYE OF THE TITANS
by T.S. Hall
January 14th 2017
YA Urban Fantasy
The King is dead, and the capital city of Titanis has fallen. The world of Sonora is at war, and the only hope against the onslaught of the Titan army lies with the last royal descendant of Zeus, who is being covertly sheltered on Earth in the secluded mountain town of Sandy, Oregon.
Allora is a shy, intelligent sixteen-year-old, trying to get through the gauntlet of high school while coming to terms with her otherworldly origins. After getting into a fight at soccer tryouts, Allora’s emotions boil over, and her hands suddenly burst into flames. She has harnessed the power of hadrons at the highest level, but at extreme cost. The magical outburst projects an energy signature that is detected by a group of assassins tasked with killing Sonoran rebels.
To survive, Allora, Katie, Dax, and Tanner must find a powerful ancient artifact known as the Eye of the Titans. With the help of a guardian known as Sasquatch, they will have to fight off creatures, solve complex riddles, and navigate magical caverns, all while enduring advanced calculus, jealous girlfriends, and prom.
High school drama collides with Greek myth to make a good start to this series.
I was excited to dive into this one, since I always enjoy myth meeting modern day life. And this one was definitely an interesting read. The four main character s work together nicely most of the time and the other characters rounded off the story well. There's some action, and the adventure holds a steady pace the entire way through. The premise is original enough to hook in. Although some aspects of the story were a bit predictable, most were unexpected and kept me guessing.
The writing flows well most of the time, although it does stumble every now and then. Especially the characters had lapses which did come across as natural as they could of, but even this didn't ruin the main thrust of the story. There were also a couple, small grammatical hiccups.
In general, this is a nice read and did leave me wanting to see more.
And here he is. . .
I’m a writer, skier, and wanderer. I grew up in Portland, Oregon, but currently live in the beautiful mountain resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho. I love history, mythology, and the fantastical interpretations that have been incorporated in my debut young adult urban fantasy series called Sonora.
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