Teen Review: “The Burning Sky” by Sherry Thomas
When Iolanthe Saebourne, an elemental mage, tries to fix a light elixir with lightning, her world is irrevocably changed. Prince Titus of Elberon has been waiting for that lighting strike for the better part of his life, ever since his mother saw a vision of that lightning strike being created by the greatest elemental mage of their generation. Titus has been waiting to find this mage, train him, and use their power to defeat the Bane. The only problem is that the Agents of Atlantis, a warring country ruled by the Bane, are always watching. Such an unusual occurrence is bound to draw their attention. The Bane collects elemental mages to keep his life span going. The greater the mage, the better, and no one before this had been thought to be able to bring down lightning. Iolanthe must go off, hiding with Prince Titus in the real world. Titus was unfortunately expecting a boy, so Iolanthe must disguise herself to fit in at his all-boys boarding school. Will the disguise work on Atlantis and, if so, can Titus and Iolanthe stop the never-dying Bane? This book was a fun fantasy read that makes me want to experience more of this new magical world.
Aedan, Central TLLC, 17