#bookreview Children of Lightning By Annie K. Wong

October 1, 2015

Children of Lightning 
by Annie K. Wong

~My Review~
3.5 stars
Children of Lightning is the first book of a new series. It is a Fantasy story and quite different from most you might read in this category. I struggled to enjoy the book for the first part, I am not sure why, I just wasn't digging it. But at about 40 percent I really starting digging it. Writhren Hollow the warrior is the main character, who until she discovers her rightful name of Writhren seems to really stuggle with her identity and purpose. She is from an all female clan who have a deal with the Ophidians to be able to continue to produce children. Of course with that the deal comes a price and it is steep.

There is a lot of depth to this story, and yes there were a few parts I felt a little lost on, or maybe just disappointed. But for the most part the story was great, I am always up for finding a new spin on the fantasy and I believe the author is headed in the right direction with this new series. 

About the book: 
Publication date: September 27th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Secrets beget secrets. The curse that befell the Hollows clan has left them incapable of producing male offspring. To extend their bloodline, they have formed a covenant with the serpentine Ophidians, who give them children. In return, the Hollows must keep these monstrous creatures well fed, though the details of the procurement are so abominable that the truth is never revealed to the other clans. In their homeland of Matikki, they live like outcasts.

Through a series of chance discoveries, the secrets of the ancient curse unfold before a warrior named Writhren Hollow. Is her purely female clan the result of a lapse of divine providence, or are the Hollows themselves victims of an enslavement scheme?

If Writhren frees her clan from the covenant, she risks the wrath of the Ophidians and the future of her bloodline. If she keeps the truth of the curse to herself, she is a traitor to her own kind. Either way, she will suffer for what she must do.

This is not a story of redemption, but regret. This is Writhren’s story.

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