1) I do want to note with this book that I was particularly impressed with the handling of one of the main characters' disability. I'd thought it was going to be a minor obstacle at the beginning, but the author showed great care in writing about a disabled person, both with the challenges they go through and the understanding that can make their lives better.
2) Thank you, for another excellent book. I really liked the gradual world-building in this book, both through the narrative and the dialogue.
Ravon Silvius The Storm Lords
Gay - Fantasy
Publisher: DSP Publications (August 8, 2017)
Amazon: Ravon Silvius The Storm Lords
The heat took everything from Rowen: his parents, his voice when the local cure for heatstroke poisoned him, and the trust of his fellow villagers, who branded him a water thief. It would have claimed his life when he was deemed unworthy of precious resources and left in the sun to die, had not a strange man named Kristoff ridden in on the wind and told Rowen he had power.
Rowen works hard to become a Storm Lord, one of a secret magical group that brings storms to break the heat waves overtaking their world. But Rowen is starting his training at a disadvantage since he cannot speak and is much older than the other novices. The desire to please Kristoff inspires him to persevere even more than the threat of being sent back to his village to die should he fail. Still, he cannot gather rain, and when his abilities manifest, they are unlike anything known to the Storm Lords. Unless Kristoff can help him control his deadly powers, the entire world will be in danger.
Kristoff might be among the mightiest of the Storm Lords, but he's never been a mentor before. For a chance to be with Rowen, he's willing to risk everything.
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