The release date is less than a week away! Maybe you're not sure yet if you're interested in the book, or you like to know ahead of time what you're getting into, or you're wondering if this would be a good book for your kids. Here's everything you need to know about Daughter of Lightning!
It's a YA fantasy, specifically high fantasy. "High fantasy" means it's a medieval setting, involving swords, dragons, magic, knights, etc. It also has Christian elements. Since it's a fantasy, God/Christianity are not called by their real names (as in the characters use different terms for them than we do), but it's still obvious what it is. These elements are central to the story; however, I think (hope!) non-Christians could read and enjoy it too. If you are familiar with the authors Bryan Davis, Jill Williamson, Andrew Peterson, Ted Dekker, or Gillian Bronte Adams, the style and content may be similar to some of their work. (I am a huge fan of Jill Williamson's Blood of Kings trilogy, and took a lot of inspiration from it.)
Daughter of Lightning is intended for a 14-18 age range. But that by no means excludes other ages! Lots of adults read YA. All YA really means is that the main character is a teenager, and that the book has to be PG-13, not R. On that note--there is no mature content in this book. So it would probably be fine for most 11-14 year-olds too. However, it is the first book in a series, and the following books do get progressively more mature. As the characters get older, so does the intended audience. There is never language or sexual content, but there is some violence, and there is a character that struggles with mental illness.
And that's about it! If you have any questions, please feel free to comment or contact me on social media. Otherwise, I hope you'll consider giving Daughter of Lightning a try when it comes out this Monday, and I would love to hear what you think of it if you do!