I’m thrilled to be taking part in the Game of Strength And Storm Book Tour, hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours. Check out my review below!
Game Of Strength And Storm
By Rachel Menard
Young Adult Fantasy
North Star Editions
Publishing Date: June 7, 2022
Paperback ~ Kindle
Victory is the only option.
Once a year, the Olympian Empresses grant the wishes of ten people selected by a lottery – for a price.
Seventeen-year-old Gen, a former circus performer, wants the freedom of her father, who was sentenced to life in prison for murders she knows he didn’t commit.
Castor plans to carry the island Arcadia into the future in place of her brother, Pollux, but only after the Empresses force a change in her island’s archaic laws that requires a male heir. To get what they want, Gen and Castor must race to complete the better half of ten nearly impossible labors. They have to catch the fastest ship in the sea, slay the immortal Hydra, defeat a gangster called the Boar, and capture the flesh-eating Mares, among other deadly tasks.
Gen has her magic, her ability to speak to animals, her inhuman strength—and the help of Pollux, who’s been secretly pining for her for years. But Castor has her own gifts: the power of the storms, along with endless coin.
Only one can win.
The other walks away with nothing—if she walks away at all.
I couldn’t put this one down! Gen and Castor couldn’t be any more different from each other – but they are both working towards the same goal. They are trying to beat each other at a very dangerous game to win a prize worth the world to them. Gen is trying to get her father out of prison after being wrongly accused. Castor is trying to inherit a title she can’t reach because she’s a female. Who will win?
The characters were all so very diverse and well fleshed out. I be really feel like I got to know each of them. The plot was a wild one, with plenty of jaw dropping surprises along the way. The pacing was fast, I had to keep going to see what happens next! The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger which will have you begging for the next book in the series. Which as soon as it’s out I will be reading! Great story!
About The Author
Rachel Menard was born in New Jersey, raised in Arizona, and then relocated to Rhode Island. Throughout her life she has been a barista, college radio DJ, singer in an alt-country band, marketer, designer, and finally, a writer. Her short fiction has been featured on the Cast of Wonders podcast and her non-fiction has been seen in Writer’s Digest. Her debut novel, Game of Strength and Storm, is coming from Flux Books in 2022.
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