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Stormrise characters ¹ 107 ↠ [Epub] ➛ Stormrise ➜ Jillian Boehme – A combat warrior will risk everything to awaken the dragons and save her kingdom in Jillian Boehme's epic YA Fantasy debut Stormrise inspired by Twelfth Night and perfect for fans of Tamora PierceIf R A combat warrior will risk everything to awaken A combat warrior will risk everything to awaken the dragons and save her kingdom in Jillian Boehme's epic YA Fantasy debut Stormrise inspired by Twelfth Night and perfect for fans of Tamora PierceIf Rain weren’t a girl she would be respected as a Neshu combat master Instead her gender dooms her to a colorless future When an army of nomads invades her kingdom a. Slightly SpoilerySTORMRISE is a compelling adventure about a young woman who is determined to save her twin brother and her country from an invading force by disguising herself as him and taking his place in an elite combat unit Rain sister of Storm has spent her life trying to make up for her father’s loss of a son A fever as infants left Storm with brain damage that means he’ll need to remain in his parent’s care for the rest of his life and Rain has taken it upon herself to learn the men’s martial arts in secret and take on Storm’s domestic burdens as well as her own so her father’s honor isn’t tarnished Which is fortuitous because when their home nation is invaded and Storm is drafted Rain is able to go in his placeBut not without a bit of dragonmagic to keep everyone from knowing she’s a girl Set in a fantasy world where the dragons vanished generations ago the only magic in STORMRISE comes from creating tinctures and potions made from their increasingly rare preserved remains meaning humans are literally consuming magic in order to be able to do itWhen Rain begins to consume the powder meant to increase her maleness—handled superbly by Boehme—she starts to hear voices in her head the plaintive cry of the dead dragon’s mate the mighty she king NuagaFor all that the action is uick engaging very well choreographed and gory the pace is gentle and stretches you along from one fascinating revelation to another The main plot here isn’t about a soldier waking the dragons winning a war and defeating a bad guy but of the internal struggle of a young woman trying to figure out her own value in a society where she’s not allowed to have anyWhat I love best about STORMRISE is for all that it is a stand alone adventure fantasy it is also a compelling and interesting book that takes the intellectual exercise of a condescending infantilizing patriarchy to the extreme—where women are executed as thieves for running away or dressing as boys because they are stealing themselves—and what it means to not fit in the boxes that society tries to stuff you into Kind sensitive boys use magic to make them cruel and aggressive boys who prefer intellectual pursuits and bullied into the army neuro divergent characters are in danger of being killed because of extreme ableism and women who don’t want to be wives and mothers are uselessBoehme’s spare and poetic wordcrafting mirrors subtle worldbuilding that allows room for the imagination to breathe Boehme doesn’t spoonfeed you anything characters are only as described as they need to be for you to differentiate them and the food architecture geography and culture of her fantasy realm is described only through the character’s actions can be inferred by their observations without long narrative disrupting screeds about history and poetry I personally love this kind of storytelling because it trusts the reader All of this is combined with a fascinating uniue and original magic system with a source I’ve never read beforeThe resolution of the novel is simple but no less satisfying for all that Rain proves that women are just as capable as men and as a result changes the mind of the high king and the traditions of the kingdom That may seem cheap to readers who aren’t paying attention but the very ease with which Rain changes the world is the pointNo one would listen to Rain because of her gender No one would listen to the dragons before they vanished because they were different No one would listen to Nuaga when she came to them in dreams begging for help because she was the Other and strange and terrifying STORMRISE offers a lesson to young readers especially in this age of hate crimes and violence that you can make a difference and you can make your voice heard and even though you are not “the mainstream normal” you are powerful and valid You matter All you have to do is do the thingMy only wish is that this was the first book in a series so I could see of Rain rising to the challenges laid before her by HEA and the honors she won at the end of the book I would have loved to have seen the issues of being gender fluid or non conforming highlighted and addressed even though I understand why it wasn’t—Rain herself is not trans and it would be disingenuous to speak of her as if she was simply because she is gender non conforming in terms of outward presentation and interests in the world of this fantasy society If there was a second book it would be great to see Rain spearheading a movement to recognize and help those whom this rigid patriarchy wounds And I would really have loved to see what it means to be part of a dragon clan in a world that has largely moved on without dragons and to see the culture and society of the dragons themselves as well as share Nuaga’s grief over her long lost mate now that the war is done and she has time to mournWhich all just proves that I was invested enough in the tale to want All of my wishing aside STORMRISE is an alluring charming novel of magic self determination and the journey of discovering one’s authentic self and true power

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Inside her head The voice of a dragon she never truly believed existedAs war looms and Rain is enlisted into an elite secret unit tasked with rescuing the High King she begins to realize this dragon tincture may hold the key to her kingdom’s victory For the dragons that once guarded her land have slumbered for centuries and someone must awaken them to fight on. Mulan meets Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce in this standalone debut fantasy I haven't seen too many people talking about Stormrise but it's a lot of fun and I think people should pick it up Rain disguises herself as a boy and joins the military in order to protect her family While there she is chosen to be a hero by a dragon and has a forbidden romance So very similar to Mulan but with its own world and magic system It slows down a bit in the middle but the pacing is mostly decent and the ending had me riveted Not groundbreaking but a solid debut and an enjoyable readHere is a much elouent review that wonderfully captures how the book tackles misogyny and toxic masculinity include sexual assault misogyny and war violence

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StormriseNd a draft forces every household to send one man to fight Rain takes her chance to seize the life she wantsKnowing she’ll be killed if she’s discovered Rain purchases powder made from dragon magic that enables her to disguise herself as a boy Then she hurries to the war camps where she excels in her training and wrestles with the voice that has taken shape. This book is so much fun It starts off feeling familiar but it soon twists into its own uniue and gripping story complete with dragons martial arts and forbidden love What's not to love