Renee’s Book Review – 5 Stars for Children of Lightning by Annie K. Wong

Book Review-Children of the Lightning

Book Title: Children of Lighting
Author: Annie K Wong
Genre: Fantasy
Start Read Date: 11/11/2015
End Read Date: 11/15/2015
My Rating: 5 Stars
Review Submitted By:
Renee for A Biblioromance Book Blog



Secrets beget secrets. The curse that befell the Hollows clan has left them incapable of producing male offspring. To extend their bloodline, they have formed a covenant with the serpentine Ophidians, who give them children. In return, the Hollows must keep these monstrous creatures well fed, though the details of the procurement are so abominable that the truth is never revealed to the other clans. In their homeland of Matikki, they live like outcasts.

Through a series of chance discoveries, the secrets of the ancient curse unfold before a warrior named Writhren Hollow. Is her purely female clan the result of a lapse of divine providence, or are the Hollows themselves victims of an enslavement scheme?

If Writhren frees her clan from the covenant, she risks the wrath of the Ophidians and the future of her bloodline. If she keeps the truth of the curse to herself, she is a traitor to her own kind. Either way, she will suffer for what she must do.

This is not a story of redemption, but regret. This is Writhren’s story.




(Received ARC in exchange for our honest review.)

I would recommend this book to anyone that likes fantasy reads. It is filled with secrets and curses. Follow Writhren as she has to make the choice to free her clan or suffer the wrath of the Ophidians. Her future bloodline depends on her decision.

This book is a good book and well written. The author gives you a story that you want to see.



Questions for the Reviewer:
(these are multiple choice answers)

How is the author’s writing? Good
Is there violence?  Some Violence
Is there sexual content? No sexual content
How is the story narrated? Alternating persons
How would you describe the plot of this book? Some Twists
What best describes the mood? Suspenseful


Annie K. Wong

Annie K. Wong was born in Hong Kong and lives in Canada, in the west coast city of Vancouver, BC. She has a BA in Business Administration and Creative Writing from Houghton College as well as a Diploma in Film Studies from the University of British Columbia. Although she explored careers in advertising, television and office administration, the desire to write overtook her at the turn of the new millennium. In 2003 she earned a Post-Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing from Humber College and has been crafting stories ever since.

Her current project is a fantasy series, the prequel of which is Children of Lightning.


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