Thunder Road by Sierra Dean

Rain Chaser, Book 1

Synopsis: Being Chosen was supposed to be a gift.

That’s what Tallulah Corentine’s parents told her when they handed her over to the Rain Chasers on her seventh birthday. It was an honor to be born with a destiny, to be hand selected by the gods before taking her first breath. She should be overjoyed.

Twenty years later, Tallulah is still waiting for the gift. She might have the power of the storm at her fingertips, but she’s spent her whole adult life living under a cloud.

A cross-country trip to find the wayward son of Seth, god of the storm, turns into a fight for her life when she dupes Death out of a valuable treasure. With only a wily con man, a dangerously handsome bad-luck priest, and a lot of lightning to help her, can she deliver the package and keep herself out of an early grave?

Or will Seth be looking for a new Rain Chaser before it’s all over?

Review: I was very curious to discover this Sierra Dean series. I love everything about mythology, so how could I resist this one?

Tallulah Corentine was raised to become the priestess of a God. She was marked for that and yet it is not an easy life, far from it. She must listen and do whatever is asked of her. But here it is, as she has recovered an object from another God, she finds herself in an uncomfortable situation. Death, itself, wants to make her and her God pay for the theft of her precious. She therefore found herself in a race against time to save her life, but also that of Seth’s son whom she did not know about. Fortunately for her, she will be accompanied by another priest, very handsome, to help her.

I had a good time with this novel and I thought the ideas were pretty cool! We will gradually discover the world in which Tallulah lives and evolves, and things are far from easy. She will meet several Gods for our greatest pleasure and how to resist her fennec? Impossible, even if he is annoying!

I must, however, express a little downside… Indeed, I found that the world was not really well explained, and I found that it a little unfortunate even though it may be later on. Other points also disturbed me a little. Especially when our heroine finds herself in hell, when she has to escape and, for that, she has to test Orpheus and walk a path without turning around, whatever happens. But she turns around, and there are no consequences. I must admit, I didn’t understand.

In any case, I’m quite curious to read on.

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