There’s thunder on the horizon, and the lightning of war is about to strike.
Hello and welcome to the RandomThingsTours Blog Tour for A Thunder Of War by Steve McHugh. I am thrilled to be part of this tour as I absolutely love this series, thank you to Anne for having me on this tour and to Steve for sending me a signed copy of the book, made my day!
A Thunder Of War is Book 3 in the Avalon Chronicles and I said back in my review of Book 2 A Flicker Of Steel that this was a series I wanted to continue and I wasn’t lying. I was so happy to dive back into Layla’s world and continue the fight against Avalon.
About The Book
“After years of struggle, Layla Cassidy has finally mastered the dark powers that threatened to control her and turned them to good. She’s ready to fight, but the next battle will be her greatest test yet.
The forces of Avalon are growing ever stronger, reinforcing their dominance with almighty displays of brutality. When Abaddon comes close to crushing Layla and her friends, it’s clear that the thunder of war is about to give way to lightning—and that they have no chance of surviving it alone.
The final battle against Abaddon is drawing closer. Now Layla and her friends must fight for themselves—and the future of the world. To win, they will need every power and ally they can muster. But even with all their strength, will it be enough to stand against the impending doom?”
About The Author
Steve’s been writing from an early age, his first completed story was done in an English lesson. Unfortunately, after the teacher read it, he had to have a chat with the head of the year about the violent content and bad language. The follow up ‘One boy and his frog’ was less concerning to his teachers and got him an A.
It wasn’t for another decade that he would start work on a full length novel, the result of which is Crimes Against Magic.
He was born in a small village called Mexborough, South Yorkshire, but now lives with his wife and three young daughters in Southampton.
What I Thought
Ahhh I was so happy to get back into this series! I would highly recommend you read the other books as this series is just so fantastic you will want to soak it all up. It’s kind of like Guardians of the Galaxy only instead of travelling across galaxies rescuing various aliens our gang of friends travel through magical realms fighting mythical creatures, Gods, devils, elves, with the help of other Gods, devils and elves.. oh and of course Layla is an Umbra (she has spirits living in her that give her magical Magneto (X-men) powers. You also get the added bonus of a sarcastic fox, Remy, who has some of the best one liners, an eye for explosives and general stabiness!
Did I mention there’s a dragon or two? Oh and a massive saber tooth panther OF COURSE THERE IS!
I’m not even going to begin to tell you what happens because one that would spoil the fun and two I wouldn’t know when to stop raving, between Hades and Persephone, oh we’ll just throw Lucifer in there, some Titans, Griffins, Dwarves, giants (fire giants to be specific) actually it’s kind of like Guardians of the Galaxy meets Lord of the Rings.. SEE WHAT I MEAN!
Look what can I say I loved it and I was so sad when I finished reading because I didn’t want the adventure to end. I asked Steve if there would be a book 4 but he said no there would In fact be another series to follow on from it, more of which will be announced soon so I’m super stoked about that!
If you enjoy fantasy, adventure, lots of bloody battle with plenty of magic and mythical creatures you should definitely give this series a go.
Many many thanks again to Anne and Steve for having me on this tour, as always all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.