As a lover of a lot of different fantasies, from something more traditional to your horrors and your science fiction, I have a lot of great opportunities here at Tellest to find some pretty awesome talent out there. Urban fantasies aren’t really marketed to me – I’m not in that focus group, for sure – but I can still appreciate them.
Today’s Otherworld book is a little something that I happen to like a lot. Sonja Wuthrich has concocted an interesting little world with Elementary Virtue: The Savior that I can really sink my teeth into. It’s an urban fantasy that almost reads like a superhero fantasy, which I have my fair share of experience with.
Moving to Canada was supposed to be a fresh start for Gregory; all he wants is a normal life. Hang out with his friends and have fun, like any normal eighteen year old.
When Gregory finds out that he is the prophecised savior of a mystical clan, his life is turned upside down.
Caught up in a war between the mystics, some of whom see him as the savior, and others simply want him dead.
His situation gets even more dangerous by his tendency to immolate everything around him whenever he gets angry.
As conflicts come to a head, Gregory’s life is in balance…
Then there’s Leyla…
Her lifelong crush on Gregory is messing everything up, compromising his cover in a time when he needs to lay low and keep his cool to avoid detection.
Will they be able to unravel the secrets of an Ancient prophecy, thwart their enemies, and deal with their feelings towards each other in time?
Wuthrich has done an excellent job with this story, and she’s doing it for all the right reasons. It’s a beautiful passion for her, and it shows on each page. If you’re interested in Elemental Virtue: The Savior, check it out on Amazon. And keep an eye on it, as it is going to be free on May 18th!