About the Book:
Title: When Lightning Strikes
Author: Chani Lynn Feener
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: March 29, 2023
Genre: YA Fantasy
In a land ruled by Yaoguai and overrun with demons, a girl must put her heart aside to discover her true destiny.
Caixia, better known as the Prince’s Red Rabbit, is a fierce assassin. Sent out by the prince under the cover of night, she’s known for delivering swift justice just as much as she’s known for the single eyepatch she always wears. No one knows what lies beneath the strap of cloth, no one aside from Caixia herself and the royal family.
Or so they believe.
Gods Gold, reincarnated gods thrown out of the heavenly realm and sent to the mortal plane to atone, have ruled over Middlemist for centuries, but they’re a dying breed. Each year less and less of them are reborn as they complete their punishments and return to the Jade Emperor. Now that it’s time for Prince Yida to marry, there doesn’t seem to be any viable candidates left for the role. But just when Caixia and the prince begin to hope this could be the opportunity for them to be together, a girl is found. With two golden eyes.
Lei, the newly appointed Guardian of the West, helps ease some of Caixia’s sadness, filling a hole she didn’t realize she had as the two of them grow closer. But Lei has secrets of his own that he’s keeping, ones that could unravel not only their kingdom, but the entire world as they know it.
In the end, will Caixia choose to stand by the prince she’s always loved, or will she decide to put her faith in the man who helped her see she’s much more than simply the Red Rabbit? As demons plague the city and tragedy strikes, these three will have to unravel the threads of fate and decide who, and what, they really are.
One wrong choice, and the whole world suffers.
*I received an e-arc copy for review from the author. All thoughts are my own*
This is my third book by Chani Lynn Feener, and she has not disappointed me yet! She has quickly become one of my favorite indie authors. When Lightning Strikes is a thrilling, action-packed fantasy full of court intrigue, epic fight scenes, yaoguai, gods gold, demons, a strong female protagonist and forbidden love.
Caixia, better known as the Prince’s Red Rabbit, is a fierce assassin. Raised by the royal family, she is sent out under the cover of darkness by the prince, and is known for quickly delivering swift justice, as well as the eye patch she always wears. No one knows what lies beneath the eye patch, except for herself and the royal family, or so they believe.
Gods Gold or reincarnated gods thrown down from the heavenly realm to atone, have ruled over Middlemist for centuries, but they’re a dying breed. Each year, less and less of them are being reborn as they complete their punishments and return to the Jade Emperor. Now that it’s time for Prince Yida to marry, there don’t seem to be any candidates for the role of Princess. Just when Caixia and the Prince think this may be a chance for them to finally be together, a girl is found with two golden eyes.
Lei is the newly appointed Guardian of the West, and he helps to ease some of Caixia’s sadness. He fills a hole that she didn’t even know that she had as they grow closer. But Lei has secrets of his own that he’s keeping, secrets that could change the world as they know it.
In the end, as demons plague the city, will she choose the Prince she’s always loved, the man that’s helped her realize she’s more than the Red Rabbit, or will she choose herself?
I highly recommend this YA fantasy full of plot twists, adventure, and heartbreak! I can’t wait for book two of what will be a trilogy. Available now on Kindle Unlimited and Amazon! Also, Team Yida! 😉
About the Author:
Chani majored in Creative Writing at Johnson State College in Vermont. To pay her bills, she has worked many odd jobs, including, but not limited to, telemarketing, order picking in a warehouse, and filling ink cartridges. When she isn’t writing, she’s binging TV shows, drawing, or frequenting zoos/aquariums. She is the author of the Xenith trilogy, and the teen paranormal series, The Underworld Saga, originally written under the penname Tempest C. Avery. She currently resides in Connecticut.
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