Hero’s Sword Vol. 2
Genre: fantasy -middle grade
Publisher: Delabarre Publishing
Date of Publication: April 24, 2013
Number of pages: 76
Cover Artist: Jen Domani
Eighth-grader Jaycee Hiller is beginning to fear she only imagined her trip to Mallory. But when a rainy afternoon leaves her with hours of playing Hero’s Sword, her favorite video game, she finds herself drawn back into the game – literally.
STORM CLOUDS is the exciting second volume of the HERO’S SWORD saga – chronicling Jaycee Hiller’s trials in eight grade, and her exciting adventures in Mallory, the setting of her favorite video game. Jaycee enters the video game realm via a special controller and is caught up in the action of this fantasy realm.
In STORM CLOUDS, a valuable jewel belonging to the neighboring estate of Devin, the Sapphire Star, is missing, stolen at the Fall Consortium. Lady Starla stands accused of the theft. Devin’s demands are clear: return the Star or they will take it back by force.
Now it’s up to Lyla Stormbringer to find the Star and the thief. before Mallory finds itself at war.
A software technical writer by day, Mary Sutton has been making her living with words for over a decade. She writes the Hero’s Sword middle-grade fantasy series as M.E. Sutton, and The Laurel Highlands Mysteries series as Liz Milliron. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two children.
I received both Power Play and Storm Clouds from the author in exchange for my honest review. This is such a fun series! My ten year old and I thoroughly enjoyed reading these together. I think it’s really special when you can find something worthwhile to read together. We liked getting to know the characters. Jaycee Hiller is somewhat of a nerdy girl who loves playing video games, especially Hero’s Sword. Little does she know, her video gaming experience is going to get a lot more realistic. Jaycee gets a new controller for her video game console, and winds up being transported inside her game. While I don’t know much about video games at all, this was still a fun read for me, and really entertaining.