Review – Earth Storm by Kay L. Moody

**Disclaimer: I was given a free e-ARC in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.**

Title Earth Storm (The Elements of Kamdaria 11)

Author Kay L. Moody

Release Date November 4, 2020

Description from Amazon

With an impossible task before her, Talise’s strength might not endure.

The barriers between citizens are the last thing standing in the way of gathering for the final battle. Talise vows to destroy the problem, but it’s more difficult than she expected.

She draws on a new, unexpected power. It leaves her weak and desperate for breath. In her weakened state, she sees that even without her direct influence, things are running smoothly.

Her attention turns to the one she loves. But even he seems intent on making things difficult. At a meeting to prepare for the final battle, lines are drawn, and a choice must be made.

She’ll have to accept her duty, or Kamdaria will be forever ruled by revenge.

Initial Thoughts

I have been in love with this series for over a year. I love the fact that it comes out in novella “episodes” and I can’t wait to read the next one as I finish each installment. I’m super bummed that the series is coming to a close but so excited to see what happens to my favorite characters.

Some Things I Liked

  • The romance. Oh boy have we been waiting for a while for the romance to amp up. I’ve been waiting for Aedan to get his head out of his butt for so long now and then Talise when and got all shy. Finally, we have some movement on that front and I’m so glad for it!
  • Prelude to the final battle. I’m so glad that this installment paid attention to wrapping up subtle details that have been hinted at throughout the first ten novellas. So much happened and I’m so glad to see it starting to tie up. This installment felt very Game of Thrones, season 8 the episode before the battle with the Night King and I loved that vibe.
  • Redemption for Claye. I was glad to see that he was starting to find his place. Clearly, I don’t ship him with Talise, but I also don’t hate him. I’m glad to see development for him.

Series Value

I’m eleven installments in. I think it’s fair to say I’m hooked on this series. I am so sad to know that it’s ending with the next installment but I am totally in love with Kay L. Moody’s writing. I am definitely a fan for life.

Final Thoughts

I loved the way this installment tied up loose ends and geared the reader up for the final installment. I can’t wait to see what’s next for these characters.


Recommendations for Further Reading

  • Fire Storm by Kay L. Moody – I haven’t read the next installment of this series, but I definitely will once it’s available.
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – if you enjoyed the competition component, the class and economic issues, and the moral grey-ness in the conflicts, try this series by Suzanne Collins.

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