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Read & Download Stormrise Ù PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ A combat warrior will risk everything to awaken the dragons and save her kingdom in Jillian Boehme's epic YA Fantasy debut Stormrise inspired by Twelfth Night and perfect for fans of Tamora PierceIf Rain weren’t a girl she would be respected as a Neshu combat master Instead Nd a draft forces every household to send one man to fight Rain takes her chance to seize the life she wantsKnowing she’ll be killed if she’s discovered Rain purchases powder made from dragon magic that enables her to disguise herself as a boy Then she hurries to the war camps where she excels in her training and wrestles with the voice that has taken shape. Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFeliceIt’s not very often that I pick up books without knowing too much about them In this case I picked it up at a conference because of the cover It’s got this imposing dragon on the cover that just screamed READ ME So without any knowledge or expectations of what was going to happen in this book I enjoyed the story that I found within its pagesIn Stormrise Rain would be a great Neshu combat warrior if her gender didn’t get in the way of that However when an army invades the kingdom and all the able bodied men are conscripted into the King’s army Rain decides to masuerade as a man using magic to join the fight It’s a dangerous thing considering that if she’s discovered she’ll be put to death When she begins to train at the war camps she begins hearing a voice; one of a dragon she didn’t believe existed Soon she becomes part of an elite unit intended to rescue the King and the dragon secrets that she’s been concealing might be the key to victorySo when I finally looked at the stories that Stormrise was said to be inspired by I had a hard time finding the similarities However I did feel that it reminded me of a different story altogether The use of magic to help Rain seem a believable male was definitely a creative use of the magic system Actually the magic system itself was very interesting as it is based on the usage of parts of the old dragons the ones that some people don’t believe to exist It could be their blood oils and other things that could be made into powders and things that would help the user become something I guess it’s not necessarily magic per say but the ualities that these products have can be considered magicalI found myself drawn to the characters and wanting to know about them but unfortunately we don’t get to know them for very long I wanted to know of Storm and Rain’s backstory any tenderhearted moments that would make me feel connected to them If I’m being honest if this book had been a little longer I think it would have achieved a deeper connection The plot moves very uickly and I found myself interested in how Rain grows as a young woman and in the connections she’s making with her fellow army recruits and commander It’s so fun to see how easily she can command the respect of her peers until you remember she’s pretending to be a manThe fact that all she’s achieved while pretending to be a boy is rendered meaningless because of her gender carries a lot of weight in this story and that struggle and overcoming of the issue felt really positive It was empowering to see Rain overcome prejudice to help save her family and her fellow soldiers This would have been the perfect story for a heroine not to have a love interest I’m sure others will have different opinions thoughNow that I’ve mentioned the love interest I did have some ualms about how the relationship was developed I can’t go into it because of spoilers but there’s definitely some drama going on In all honesty I didn’t feel like that was necessary and it could have been approached differently and readers would still enjoy reading about the romance Despite those little nags it’s still enjoyable to read I’ll never say no to romance but I was hoping for something Okay so there were a couple of things that I couldn’t really let go of while I was reading this book One of them was how little world building or description there was There were so many great opportunities to build the world that Rain was in because I definitely struggled to picture it I also felt like the beginning of the story was a retelling of Mulan This is in no way a bad thing but when you get into some of the character interactions I struggled not seeing this as its own uniue book Though it does become its own story around the halfway mark I think readers might have a hard time separating the twoMy rating for Stormrise would have to be a 710 It was an enjoyable read delightful at times even but I think it had the familiarity of a story a lot of us know very well If we’d had a little depth in the world and the descriptions I think this story would have been a knockout That said it was a very uick and fun story to read during an afternoon I encourage readers to pick this story up because even though I might not have loved every aspect of it you might find that this is the story for you

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Inside her head The voice of a dragon she never truly believed existedAs war looms and Rain is enlisted into an elite secret unit tasked with rescuing the High King she begins to realize this dragon tincture may hold the key to her kingdom’s victory For the dragons that once guarded her land have slumbered for centuries and someone must awaken them to fight on. I was fortunate enough to score an advanced reading copy of this fantastic debut novel and I could NOT STOP READING Such a powerful story written first person of a young girl finding her place in a man's world true courage deep within her own heart some humor some romance magic dragonscouldn't be better Jillian drops you right into the action and ties your heart up with the characters barely a page in Fantasy novels can get a little heavy on the descriptive text but there isn't a single unnecessary dry word in Stormrise This is a book I'm happy to have already preordered and it will be a part of my life forever

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StormriseA combat warrior will risk everything to awaken the dragons and save her kingdom in Jillian Boehme's epic YA Fantasy debut Stormrise inspired by Twelfth Night and perfect for fans of Tamora PierceIf Rain weren’t a girl she would be respected as a Neshu combat master Instead her gender dooms her to a colorless future When an army of nomads invades her kingdom a. Slightly SpoilerySTORMRISE is a compelling adventure about a young woman who is determined to save her twin brother and her country from an invading force by disguising herself as him and taking his place in an elite combat unit Rain sister of Storm has spent her life trying to make up for her father’s loss of a son A fever as infants left Storm with brain damage that means he’ll need to remain in his parent’s care for the rest of his life and Rain has taken it upon herself to learn the men’s martial arts in secret and take on Storm’s domestic burdens as well as her own so her father’s honor isn’t tarnished Which is fortuitous because when their home nation is invaded and Storm is drafted Rain is able to go in his placeBut not without a bit of dragonmagic to keep everyone from knowing she’s a girl Set in a fantasy world where the dragons vanished generations ago the only magic in STORMRISE comes from creating tinctures and potions made from their increasingly rare preserved remains meaning humans are literally consuming magic in order to be able to do itWhen Rain begins to consume the powder meant to increase her maleness—handled superbly by Boehme—she starts to hear voices in her head the plaintive cry of the dead dragon’s mate the mighty she king NuagaFor all that the action is uick engaging very well choreographed and gory the pace is gentle and stretches you along from one fascinating revelation to another The main plot here isn’t about a soldier waking the dragons winning a war and defeating a bad guy but of the internal struggle of a young woman trying to figure out her own value in a society where she’s not allowed to have anyWhat I love best about STORMRISE is for all that it is a stand alone adventure fantasy it is also a compelling and interesting book that takes the intellectual exercise of a condescending infantilizing patriarchy to the extreme—where women are executed as thieves for running away or dressing as boys because they are stealing themselves—and what it means to not fit in the boxes that society tries to stuff you into Kind sensitive boys use magic to make them cruel and aggressive boys who prefer intellectual pursuits and bullied into the army neuro divergent characters are in danger of being killed because of extreme ableism and women who don’t want to be wives and mothers are uselessBoehme’s spare and poetic wordcrafting mirrors subtle worldbuilding that allows room for the imagination to breathe Boehme doesn’t spoonfeed you anything characters are only as described as they need to be for you to differentiate them and the food architecture geography and culture of her fantasy realm is described only through the character’s actions can be inferred by their observations without long narrative disrupting screeds about history and poetry I personally love this kind of storytelling because it trusts the reader All of this is combined with a fascinating uniue and original magic system with a source I’ve never read beforeThe resolution of the novel is simple but no less satisfying for all that Rain proves that women are just as capable as men and as a result changes the mind of the high king and the traditions of the kingdom That may seem cheap to readers who aren’t paying attention but the very ease with which Rain changes the world is the pointNo one would listen to Rain because of her gender No one would listen to the dragons before they vanished because they were different No one would listen to Nuaga when she came to them in dreams begging for help because she was the Other and strange and terrifying STORMRISE offers a lesson to young readers especially in this age of hate crimes and violence that you can make a difference and you can make your voice heard and even though you are not “the mainstream normal” you are powerful and valid You matter All you have to do is do the thingMy only wish is that this was the first book in a series so I could see of Rain rising to the challenges laid before her by HEA and the honors she won at the end of the book I would have loved to have seen the issues of being gender fluid or non conforming highlighted and addressed even though I understand why it wasn’t—Rain herself is not trans and it would be disingenuous to speak of her as if she was simply because she is gender non conforming in terms of outward presentation and interests in the world of this fantasy society If there was a second book it would be great to see Rain spearheading a movement to recognize and help those whom this rigid patriarchy wounds And I would really have loved to see what it means to be part of a dragon clan in a world that has largely moved on without dragons and to see the culture and society of the dragons themselves as well as share Nuaga’s grief over her long lost mate now that the war is done and she has time to mournWhich all just proves that I was invested enough in the tale to want All of my wishing aside STORMRISE is an alluring charming novel of magic self determination and the journey of discovering one’s authentic self and true power