Blog Tour Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Son of War, Daughter of Chaos by Janette Rallison

Son of War Daughter of Chaos Blog Tour

Son of War, Daughter of ChaosSon of War,
Daughter of Chaos
by Janette Rallison
YA Urban Fantasy
326 Pages
July 2nd, 2014               


Aislynn is accustomed to watching for the enemy. Her parents instructed her from the time she was young to look for the signs: people with greater than normal strength, eyes that can glow green, and have the ability to jump long distances. Over the years, Aislynn has come to view her parents’ fears as quirks—things that get in the way of having a normal high school life.

When Aislynn’s mother dies under suspicious conditions, her father doubles his restrictions. But all his precautions can’t stop the boy with glowing green eyes from finding Aislynn. She realizes too late she’s been drafted into an ancient Egyptian war, whether she’s prepared or not.

My Review

Son of War, Daughter of Chaos was another great story that I thoroughly enjoyed from Janette Rallison. I loved the mix of myth, legend, history, and fantasy. I also loved the adventure, romance, peril, and suspense.

I have found that for me to love a story, I must connect to, understand, and love its main characters. Aislynn was great! I liked how she had such an intense desire to learn, how she had suffered loss, was loyal, strong, and willing to make sacrifices for what she believed was right. I also really liked her family, even though I wanted them to be much more open with her. I liked Jack with his charm and protectiveness. I loved Dane, especially as he tried to figure things out, specifically Aislynn. There was some fabulous dialogue full of wit and sarcasm that had me smiling and laughing. There were also some sweet kisses that made me sigh.

There was quite a bit of subterfuge and betrayal in this story. There was also loyalty, friendship, and love.  I enjoyed these characters and liked that there was romance, but it didn't overshadow the plot. The relationships developed over time, from acquaintances, to friends, to the possibility of something more, so no instant-love. I enjoyed how each aspect of the story and its characters all fit together. The story was constantly moving and evolving, keeping me guessing at the truth and what would happen in the end. I'm not sure what will happen in the following book and if Aislynn's plan will work. I'm sure there is still much danger lurking ahead for her.

If you enjoy reading urban fantasy, action and adventure, Egyptian myths, and about characters fighting against insurmountable odds, then I would recommend Son of War, Daughter of Chaos. I can't wait to find out what the next chapter in Aislynn's story will be!

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Source: From the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.


     I was on my feet and running down the path before I could fully process what was happening. The dark swarm flew toward me. Their wings sounded like the dull hum of an incoming storm. I didn’t have to see them to know they were scarabs—the flesh-eating kind. The Horusians had pinpointed our location and flown in beetles to kill us. How they found us, I didn’t know.
     As I fled down the slope, I slipped. My feet jerked out in front of me. I hit the ground, hard, skidding and then flipped over. I tumbled down the slope, clawing at the ice, trying to get a handhold. White flashes of snow jumbled together in my vision. Finally, I hit a flat spot. I managed to stop, pick myself up, and run again. Panic wrapped around me. I couldn’t make it off the ridge before the scarabs reached me, and even if I could, I had nowhere to hide from the beetles on this open stretch of land. Still, I ran. I wouldn’t stand still for death.

About the Author

Janette Rallison is old. Don’t ask how old, because it isn’t polite. Let’s just say she’s older than she’d like to be and leave it at that.

Janette lives in Chandler, Arizona with her husband, five children and enough cats to classify her as “an eccentric cat lady.” She did not do this on purpose. (The cats, that is; she had the children on purpose.) Every single one of the felines showed up on its own and refuses to leave. Not even the family’s fearless little Westie dog can drive them off.

Since Janette has five children and deadlines to write books, she doesn’t have much time left over for hobbies. But since this is the internet and you can’t actually check up to see if anything on this site is true, let’s just say she enjoys dancing, scuba diving, horse back riding and long talks with Orlando Bloom. (Well, I never said he answers back.)

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  1. I'm new to the Heir Chronicles. I don't know how I missed it. I love magic reads.

    SWAY sounds like a solid read.

  2. Cali Willette8/13/14, 5:04 PM

    Sway sounds really good. I want to read that one. ;)

  3. laura thomas8/13/14, 5:43 PM

    Sounds like you found a winner. Don't you love it when the characters just click! This sounds really good and I'll add it to my summer reading list. Thanks for your review!

  4. I am so glad you liked it as well! I love her books! They are all so fantastic :)

  5. Sway sounds cute and I loved the Seven Realms series so once this book is out I'll be able to binge read the Heir Chronicles…yay! ~Pam

  6. This is the first I hear of these books but I will definetly check them out.

  7. Cali Willette8/14/14, 7:00 PM

    Great book and giveaway! I like the cover. <3

  8. The Heir Chronicles is really good. I love her other series, The Seven Realms, even more. If you like fantasy, magic, intrigue, danger, and romance, I'd definitely recommend them. :)

  9. It will be the third book I will have read from her. They straight Adult Romance, but cleaner.

  10. I just love her books!! I've read all the books in this series except this one and book 4, so I'll be reading them together.

  11. Do! They should be good!

  12. I do. I liked that the author did so well letting the MC feel torn between these two factions or sides. Hopefully there will be a second book.


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