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July 2019

The Storm Crow

By Kalyn Josephson

As The Storm Crow opens, Princess Thia of Rhodaire is soaring over the city of Aris, perched on the back of a strong and beautiful storm crow. It’s a special day for the teenage princess. On this night she won’t be riding a borrowed crow but will get her very own.

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As The Storm Crow opens, Princess Thia of Rhodaire is soaring over the city of Aris, perched on the back of a strong and beautiful storm crow. It’s a special day for the teenage princess. On this night she won’t be riding a borrowed crow but will get her very own.

Then tragedy strikes. Rhodaire’s enemies set fire to the rookery, destroying all the crows, and Thia’s mother and her beloved aunt are both killed in the attack. The princess plunges into months of depression, and the kingdom is at risk without the crows. 

Knowing that a full-on war would destroy Rhodaire, Thia’s older sister, now Queen Caliza, arranges a match between Thia and Prince Ericen, son of Queen Razel of Illucia, the enemy who destroyed all Thia held dear. But just when all seems hopeless, Thia makes a discovery that could change everything. A single crow’s egg has somehow survived the devastating fire, and if she can find a way to hatch the egg, and if Caliza can convince a neighboring kingdom to come to their aid, they just might stand a chance against Illucia.

Storm crows might not be as spectacular as dragons, but teen readers will nonetheless marvel as Thia soars through the sky, and as she strategizes to survive in Illucia and negotiate her relationship with her intended. Debut author Kalyn Josephson is adept at world building, and with its powerful women and diverse set of characters, The Storm Crow is sure to attract a loyal following.

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The Storm Crow

The Storm Crow

By Kalyn Josephson
Soucebooks Fire
ISBN 9781492672937

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