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  • Spark of Lightning

  • Storm Warden Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Jessica Gunn
  • Narrated by: Shannon Condon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Spark of Lightning

By: Jessica Gunn
Narrated by: Shannon Condon
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Summary

Be careful what you wish for....

There are very few things I know to be true. I’ve worked hard to stay alive while waitressing at Lunar Royale, a premiere casino in Boston serving explicitly supernatural clientele. I’ve taken these risks because I need money to escape Boston and start over in a new city. That money isn’t coming fast enough, and now this job might kill me before I can escape. 

Tonight I plan on carefully maneuvering my way into the most important game of poker ever played at Lunar Royale. The stakes are high, and the players are Boston’s supernatural elite. But by the time I realize it’s not money they’re playing for, I’m stuck in the game. The real prize? A dragon’s egg. Dragons were supposed to be hunted to extinction during the Supernatural War, but before that, they were powerful conduits of magic. This egg, if real, is invaluable. 

You may just get it….

All I wanted was to escape the city, and winning this dragon’s egg might be my ticket out...if I can survive the game to the end. I just have to ignore the way the dragon’s magic hums, calling to me from across the room. 

As if this dragon has belonged to me from the start....

Vera’s journey begins in Spark of Lightning, an urban fantasy adventure full of heart and set in a Boston filled with faeries, vampires, witches, dragons, magic, and the cutest dragon hatchling in existence! Scroll up and grab your copy today!

©2020 Jessica Gunn (P)2022 Jessica Gunn

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Enjoyable book

Well I can that I enjoyed this book I didn’t know what to expect from it but I was pleasantly surprised. We met Vera who has left home and working in a casino, she managed to get herself invited to play a game of cards and gambles everything somehow she wins the hand and basically from there her life is thrown into chaos. The book ends with you wanting more it’s not a cliffhanger as such but it’s like you know there is more to come.
Shannon has done an amazing job narrating this book.

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Interesting!

Spark of Lightning is an excellent start to the Storm Warden Chronicles series. The story is well-written, world-building, and the premise are imaginative. It was an interesting listen, an urban fantasy with a blend of sci-fi, supernatural creatures, and aliens. Overall, Spark of Lightning was an entertaining story.

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Story well written and great narration

Story well written and great narration.

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy I received free from the author.

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  • Carol
  • 07-04-22

Lots of mystery, no answers.

I couldn’t finished, I just got tired of all the hints and mystery and lack of Explanations. The heroine is surrounded by people that refuse to answer her questions and she’s very accepting of that. She allows them to force her into doing tests with an ‘oh well’ attitude. There are two types of narrators, performers and readers. Ms. Condon is an excellent reader.

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  • Babyckz
  • 30-09-22

GLAD!

Glad this was free or I'd be asking for a refund. The main character was childish & selfish. Nothing in this instalment made me want to go on to the next installment.

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  • Fennel
  • 03-08-22

Enjoyable

Well-paced and engaging, the plot is promising and keeps you entertained. The storyline and characters are promising.

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  • Lexi Zieve
  • 05-07-22

Good start

Spark of lightning was a pretty good start to a new urban fantasy series. I enjoy the story but it felt a bit unfinished. I am very curious to see what’s going to happen next. It definitely kept me very entertained and I enjoyed the way magic worked in this world. Very much worth the listen and I’m excited for the next book.

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  • 17-06-22

LIGHTING SPARKS

INTERESTING BUT WHERE IS THE REST OF THE STORY? NARRATOR DID A GOOD JOB WITH THE STORY.

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  • trufriends
  • 08-05-22

just trying to get out

just trying to get out of town be careful what you wish for, Vera learns the hard way when she wins a dragon egg

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  • StephanieC
  • 01-05-22

Interesting start to a new urban fantasy

This books grabs your attention from the beginning, we have Vera working as a waitress at the Lunar Royale casino, which caters exclusively to supernaturals, she has a plan to flee the city and begin a brand-new life by winning a poker game. What she ends up with is a dragons egg! Now we have is a girl on the run, going to a new realm, learning about her powers and destiny. While I think the pace of this books was a bit off but you can see Vera has the potential to be a strong character and I'm interested to see how she develops.
Narration: Shannon Condon was good but slow for my tastes, had to listen at 1.25

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  • Sparky's Girl
  • 14-04-22

Great start

I think this was a great start to the series! I am definitely interested in book 2 and seeing where the storyline leads our characters. This is definitely a book that YA and adult listeners can get behind.

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  • Jayde
  • 11-04-22

Well written and read

This story was engaging from the start. Well paced and just kept getting better. Magic on Earth after an alien invasion. Vampires, werewolves, and fae. And then there are the dragons. What more can you ask for.
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