Sonora and the Eye of the Titans
Publication date: January 14th 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
The King is dead, and the capital city of Titanis has fallen. The world of Sonora is at war, and the only hope against the onslaught of the Titan army lies with the last royal descendant of Zeus, who is being covertly sheltered on Earth in the secluded mountain town of Sandy, Oregon.
Allora is a shy, intelligent sixteen-year-old, trying to get through the gauntlet of high school while coming to terms with her otherworldly origins. After getting into a fight at soccer tryouts, Allora’s emotions boil over, and her hands suddenly burst into flames. She has harnessed the power of hadrons at the highest level, but at extreme cost. The magical outburst projects an energy signature that is detected by a group of assassins tasked with killing Sonoran rebels.
To survive, Allora, Katie, Dax, and Tanner must find a powerful ancient artifact known as the Eye of the Titans. With the help of a guardian known as Sasquatch, they will have to fight off creatures, solve complex riddles, and navigate magical caverns, all while enduring advanced calculus, jealous girlfriends, and prom.
It feels like it has been a while for me to get a book with some Greek Myth as part of the story/backstory so knowing me you would know that I was super happy to dive deep into Sonora and the Eye of the Titans!
I pretty much read and finished the book in one go, and I felt like it was really a fast read, though it was slower paced than expected it did move along quite nicely and we get some good action sequences that make it really entertaining.
As this is the first book of a series, there is a lot to take in and a lot we still need to discover, but Sonora and the Eye of the Titans sets everything up nicely and I am already in the “I need to know what happens next” mode. Mind some might say when it comes to books or movies it is my usual modus operandi!
I really liked our 4 main characters Allora, Katie, Dax, and Tanner as well as the secondary ones in the form of the adults. A part of me wanted to kick Allora and Tanner’s asses in gear, I mean really but I guess that opens up the story into more interesting moments between the two.
As usual, I am not going to share too much of the plot because I want you to read the book; and where would the fun be if I made it all easy for you all.
I think the story line is really interesting and original as I tend to love any sort of twists to my beloved old myths and this baby right here fits the bill. I am going to highly recommend it and pray that the next book in the series is available soon as I am an impatient one!
I am keeping my eyes out for this series and for anything that Travis will come up with. I have the feeling that this is his first book (not sure though) and there is a lot of room to grow from here, the series has wonderful potential and what matters is what happens next.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
I’m a writer, skier, and wanderer. I grew up in Portland, Oregon, but currently live in the beautiful mountain resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho. I love history, mythology, and the fantastical interpretations that have been incorporated in my debut young adult urban fantasy series called Sonora.
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