Monday, July 15, 2013

Blog Tour ~ In the Winds of Danger by Linda Ulleseit Review

Thank you to all of the bloggers who participated and helped make my first blog tour a success! Thanks also to Linda Ulleseit for agreeing to be my first author on tour!

In the Winds of Danger (Flying Horse Books, #2)
by Linda Ulleseit
Published: February 4, 2013
Available: Amazon

Nineteen year old Nia is shocked when she is secretly offered the leadership of Third Barn. This new barn full of flying horses will need someone confident, experienced, and innovative, so why are both warring factions pursuing an untried girl? Suspicious that both sides want a puppet instead of a leader, Nia races to discover their secrets before making the biggest decision of her life.

Some of those secrets are unknowingly buried in the disconnected memories of a young groom named Owain. Terror and guilt haunt Owain’s dreams – and then a face from his nightmare arrives in High Meadow. Owain looks for answers in his past and uncovers a dangerous plot that could doom High Meadow's future. How can he foil the plot and save his people as well as the winged horses?

About the Author
Linda Ulleseit was born and raised in Saratoga, California, and has taught elementary school in San Jose since 1996. She enjoys cooking, cross-stitching, reading, and spending time with her family. Her favorite subject is writing, and her students get a lot of practice scribbling stories and essays. Someday Linda hopes to see books written by former students alongside hers in bookstores.

Her first novel, ON A WING AND A DARE, was published in spring, 2012. It is a Young Adult fantasy set in medieval Wales, complete with flying horses, a love triangle, and treachery. The followup novel, IN THE WINDS OF DANGER, was published in February, 2013.


In the Winds of Danger is a beautiful follow up to book 1 in the Flying Horse Books, On a Wing and a Dare. Though you don't have to have read book 1, fans will not be disappointed. New characters take the focus of In the Winds of Danger, but characters from book 1 have carried over and we get a chance to see how they have fared in the years since they moved to High Meadow.

I loved the internal struggle Nia faced when she is offered Third Barn. As much as she wants to jump at the chance to lead the barn, she's smart enough to know that it can't be that easy. Her brains are what kept me reading her story. I constantly was trying to figure out what she was going to do and just as I began thinking she'd do one thing, something would happen and make me think that maybe she'd changed her mind.

Owain's storyline seemed much more active and allowed the reader to see more of Wales as he journeyed across the land to solve the mystery of his past. There was more movement to his story and it was easy to be drawn into his search for answers.

I am really looking forward to the next installment in the Flying Horse Books!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Ang, for hosting s lovely tour and for the nice review!

    Linda Ulleseit