Storm Child

16-year-old Eridale Storm must leave the only home she’s ever known and brave the dangers of the unknown wilds to escape capture by Imperial soldiers.

The only safe place is with her mother, who abandoned her to lead the freedom movement when Eridale was just a child. On her journey, Eridale learns that she holds a key role in the conflict between the Empire and the Freedom Fighters.

Can Eridale face the heritage that will define the rest of her life and will her choices lead the people back to freedom or shackle them under the imperial throne forever?


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Storm Child may well be the next big thing in YA dystopian fiction. It has a strong female main character, a civilization and countryside changed by disaster, and truly scary bad guys, or are they? What more could you want? – Terry Deighton, Author of the Tweaks series

Melanie has chomped down on the bit to create strong female protagonists and a unique story among the forest of dystopian novels.  I look forward to the sequel. – Joan Enders

 The story grabbed my attention and I held on for the ride. It was enjoyable, clean, and I am excited to see what she brings out next! She left it open so perfectly for the next book and I’m so eager to get my hands on it. – Amazon Lover Becca

Author Melanie Mason was able to take the items from the list above and make a story and world of her own creation, and a fantastic creation it is too. There is intrigue, adventure, mystery, betrayal, survival and a bit of romance. It was clean, exciting and offered a refreshing take on the teen post apocalyptic genre. I look forward to the rest of the series! – Book Bits-n-Bobs