I’m taking another brief pause from Summer Reading 2017, but it’s for good reason, I promise. Today, I get to partake in the Rayden Valkyrie celebration blog tour! And there’s so much worth celebrating: two great books and a TV pilot for this amazing series.
But I’m here to tell you specifically about Thunder Horizon, book two in the Dark Sun Dawn trilogy. In this sequel, we get to follow Rayden Valkyrie, the sword and axe wielding bad-ass lady-warrior, into more adventure, danger, and battles. Rayden has to fight both human and non-human, physical and supernatural enemies, and she does it with intense courage and unwavering integrity.
I’m a huge fan of Rayden Valkyrie as a character, and she’s not the only one. Eigon was great, too, and I was super fascinated by Manak. I loved scenes that he was in, and he’s one that has stuck with me since finishing the book. Alcedan was another favorite, though honestly, I feel like each and every character was absolutely bursting with life.
I also loved the theme of reconciliation that ran through Thunder Horizon. The idea of putting aside differences with your enemies to fight alongside each other for the greater good is so powerful.
And obviously, there were amazing battle scenes – no surprise, there. The Dark Sun Dawn trilogy is so much more than that, though. While there are notes of Xena and Beowulf (both of which I LOVE), it’s an incredibly unique series in all the best ways.
My biggest overall thought after reading Thunder Horizon? Stephen Zimmer loves what he does – and that hands down makes the best books to read.
Friends, check out this trilogy, starting with Heart of a Lion. You won’t be disappointed!
Oh, and head on over to Youtube to check out the teaser trailer for the TV pilot!
Want to know more about Stephen Zimmer?
Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker based out of Lexington Kentucky. His works include the Rayden Valkyrie novels (Sword and Sorcery), the Rising Dawn Saga (Cross Genre), the Fires in Eden Series (Epic Fantasy), the Hellscapes short story collections (Horror), the Chronicles of Ave short story collections (Fantasy), and the Harvey and Solomon Tales (Steampunk).
Stephen’s visual work includes the feature film Shadows Light, shorts films such as The Sirens and Swordbearer, and the forthcoming Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot.
Stephen is a proud Kentucky Colonel who also enjoys the realms of music, martial arts, good bourbons, and spending time with family.
Want to check out the other stops on the blog tour?
8/16 The Temple of the Exploding Head – Guest Post
8/16 The Page Turner – Guest Post
8/16 BOOKS TO CURL UP WITH – Author Interview
8/16 Bookishly me – Author Interview
8/16 DarWrites – Guest Post
8/16 Sheila’s Guests and Reviews – Guest Post
8/16 Sapphyria’s Books – Guest Post
8/16 Deal Sharing Aunt – Top Ten’s List
8/17 DarWrites – Review
8/17 Bookin Around Town – Author Interview/Podcast
8/17 Full Moon Bites – Character Interview
8/18 BOOKS TO CURL UP WITH – Review
8/18 The Sinister Scribblings of Sarah E. Glenn – Top Ten’s List
8/18 I Smell Sheep – Guest Post
8/19 Paranormal Pleasures – Review
8/19 The Page Turner – Review
8/19 Bella’s Book Reviews – Review
8/19 Jeni’s Bookshelf – Guest Post
8/20 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Guest Post
8/20 The Seventh Star Blog – Guest Post
8/20 Stuart Thaman Books – Guest Post
8/21 MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape – Author Interview
8/21 SpecMusicMuse – Author Interview
8/22 Beauty in Ruins – Guest Post
8/22 Discover New Authors – Author Interview
8/22 Butterfly’s Booknerdia Blog – Review
8/23 The Occult Detective – Review
8/23 Bookishly me – Review
8/23 Jeni’s Bookshelf – Review
8/23 Jorie Loves a Story – Interview
8/23 Readers Life With Trisha Ratliff – Review
**This eBook was provided to me in exchange for an honest review; no compensation was provided.