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Product Details

  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 146351476X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463514761
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,076,106 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Laura Eno lives in Florida with a very tolerant husband, three skulking cats and two absurdly happy dogs. She has a pet from the Underworld named Jezebel and a skull called Mr. Fluffy who help her write novels late at night. Please visit her strange imagination at http://lauraeno.blogspot.com and follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/lauraeno

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Laura Eno lives in Florida with three skulking cats and two absurdly happy dogs. She writes novels late at night with the help of muses from the underworld and has determined that growing up is overrated. Please visit her strange imagination at http://lauraeno.com
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Helen Ginger on August 13, 2011
Format: Paperback
Tempest Child is the sixth book by Laura Eno. My guess is that the genre of this book is fantasy, but I would label it paranormal-romance-fantasy-kick butt.

Princess Skyla, the protagonist of Tempest Child, is no shrinking violet. She's been training all her life to fight for her kingdom. She's been training to become Queen. At 17, she's at the age when her father is about to marry her off. His idea of a husband is different from hers, but it's not like she's had time to find love on her own. All that goes by the wayside when the Kingdom is suddenly in danger and it's up to Skyla to save it.

And that is where the kicking butt comes in.

It used to be that I read primarily mystery and thriller, not fantasy. Laura Eno has turned me into a fantasy reader. Her characters are multi-dimensional and different from each other (you won't get them confused!) and her worlds are complex and well thought out. In Tempest Child there are five worlds, counting Skyla's home. Each is totally different. Each is dangerous. Each could kill her.

I wouldn't mind reading more adventures with Skyla. I give Tempest Child by Laura Eno a rating of Hel-of-a-World because she's created not one, but five, fabulous worlds.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lindsay Downs on June 20, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Review of Tempest Child
By Laura Eno
Monday through Friday I write with occasional departures into reading the next book on my Kindle. Mostly, the books are set in the Regency or Victorian period. Then when I get home at night I'll read before going to bed. Thereby leaving the weekend for watching TV and editing my WIP.
Every very long once in a while I'll stumble across a book that holds my attention so strongly that all I want to do is read, read, read and continue reading until I finish the book. To the extent that even my favorite TV shows take second place to the book.
A few days ago on Ciara Knight's blog, [...], I was pointed to such a book, Tempest Child by Laura Eno. Having taken Ciara's suggestion in the past I knew I wouldn't be disappointed in this one. Little did I realize though that this book took me over.
I started the book Friday evening at work and continued after getting home. Forced only to stop when fatigue overtook me. Then came Saturday. The day when I edit. Yes, I was able to get the editing done and finish writing a proposal. Even before dinner I sat down and started up again reading the story.
I've not and have never been a real big fan of, for lack of a better genre term Otherworld. Tempest Child reads that genre but also not.
The story revolves around Skyla, a Princess and future Queen, and her search to find herself and along the way the one thing she truly wants. True Love.
That's all I'm going to say about the book.
I give Tempest Child an amazing 4 collies, one sheltie and a collie puppy.
For those new to my grading that equals 4 ¾ points out of five.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dani on April 4, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Since her mother's tragic death, Princess Skylather'cha'eab has done a pretty successful job of avoiding her inescapable destiny. As her mother's only female heir, at the age of eighteen Skyla will inherit the title of queen, as well as the goddess Hecate's mantle of protector of the four sacred elements - Earth, Wind, Water and Fire. Skyla, only eight-years-old when her mother passed has had no one to guide her in magical instruction. She's become complacent about her role in the kingdom's affairs, and is riddled with doubts about herself and her ability to wield the elements and rule a kingdom. However, when her father's life is threatened by the neighboring Shadow Kingdom, she is forced to undertake a quest through the Crossroads - where the four elemental kingdoms connect - to find and kill a powerful monster that has been unleashed upon their world. Along the way she finds new allies, faces strange and unknown dangers, uncovers lies and betrayals, and discovers truths that will set her free.

While I think that the premise of this novel had the makings for a great story and while certain parts of this novel really shone, unfortunately Tempest Child wasn't quite what I had hoped it would be. My biggest issues, and I'm sure this won't be a shock to any of you, is with the character and relationship development.

While admittedly, there is development that goes on particularly in regard to Skyla's character - she definitely isn't the same person at the end that she was at the beginning - there just was not a very strong connection with her on my part. She isn't a character that held a lot of depth and interest for me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Read for your future! on October 5, 2011
Format: Paperback
The summary on the back of the book is usually a really good indicator of whether the book will be good or not, but it can sometimes be misleading. The back of this book suggests the usually run of the mill princess tragedy, but that is so not the case with Princess Skylather'cha'eab, or Skyla. This book is so much better than the back suggests. It was a little confusing at the beginning to get the plot down because you had this medieval vibe with jeans and outrageous teen parties, not to mention tons of magic, but then as you read it, it gets easier to understand. Skyla isn't just a Princess on a right of passage mission, as some may think from the back, but an underestimated teenager who finds love and hatred, and in a way no one would expect. It is a thrilling ride and one that will always be a great one to look back on. Eno does a great job with Skyla and Derrok. They are both people you want to be. I mean, who wouldn't want a talking water spout, or amazing powers, or to find true love in the person she was meant to hate? It is just a great book to read, for anyone of any age.

Publisher- CreateSpace
Review Score: 5 STARS!
Reviewed by~Patti
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