Storm of Arranon (Storm of Arranon #1)
written by R.E. Sheahan
published by Rule of Three Press
Why did I pick this book: I was asked by the author to review this book. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: I had trouble with the details. There were plenty of them, don’t get me wrong, but I feel like they were in all the wrong places. I know, for example, every distinct color Erynn sees in the water, but I’m still not sure exactly how old she is. I could feel the tension between Jaer and Erynn while they were bantering and flirting, but the scene in which they kiss for the first time felt, well, like it was missing something. Their gentle kisses don’t jive with the life-and-death emotions of wartime. I loved the details I got – I especially enjoyed Sheahan’s language manipulation – but I wanted more of them.
Would I recommend it: It’s a good story, but there are several others I’d recommend first.
Will I read it again: I’m mere moments away from opening Book 2, but it’s unlikely I’ll re-read this series.
About the book – from Goodreads: Beneath Erynn’s petite build, curly red hair, and startling blue eyes, lies a deeply hidden secret.If the truth about her were revealed, her life would be in danger. Her dream to be a fighter pilot would tailspin, crash, and burst into flames.
Jaer’s wise brown eyes reflect his smoldering strength. An enigma, charismatic and moody, he is a physically powerful warrior who defends his world. A warrior afraid to love because of mistakes in his past.
When the presence of a marauding alien society is discovered on their planets, a struggle of life and death begins. Both Erynn and Jaer’s worlds face annihilation.
A mysterious force plunges Erynn into Jaer’s cold, dangerous, and beautiful world with its magical essence and living consciousness. Both the alien enemy and this strange inexplicable power purse Erynn.