A sumptuous tale of YA fantasy…
Employing a charismatic cast, expert worldbuilding, and intriguing storyline, the debut author Hazel artfully delivers an exhilarating story of familial ties, shifting loyalties, and forbidden magic. The mortals are caught between the war between the Underworld and the Overworld. But with the Occult joining hands with the Underworld, the danger becomes more than real. Prue, the child of human and a supernatural, and her non-magical half-brother Everett are on the run from the Occult. And the Underworld is the only place where they won’t be hunted down. Prue and Everett are fully fleshed-out, intriguing protagonists. Through her protagonists’ stories, Hazel deftly holds up realities of being marginalized alongside significant familial bonds and lasting friendships. Themes of identity, courage, acceptance, duty, sacrifice are woven neatly into the smoothly paced narrative that blends the siblings’ struggle navigating their own role in the bigger scheme of things, Noah’s relentless internal turmoil, and the Occult’s sinister hold on the mortal world into an engrossing tale. A spine-tingling thrill ride.
The Reign of the Occult
Lauren Louise Hazel
Pub date April 23, 2022
Price $8.99 (USD) Paperback, $0.00 Kindle edition