Title: The Lightning‐Struck Heart
Author: TJ Klune
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Can the young wizard, Sam, survive an epic quest, save the prince, and win the heart of the dreamy
Knight Ryan Foxheart?
Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City Of Lockes, a
young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group
of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident.
Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam’s
pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the
King’s Wizard, Morgan of Shadows.
When Sam’s fourteen, he enters the Dark Woods and returns with
Gary, the hornless gay unicorn, and a half-‐giant named Tiggy, earning
the moniker Sam of Wilds.
At fifteen, Sam learns what love truly is when a new knight arrives at
the castle—Knight Ryan Foxheart, the dreamiest dream to have ever
Naturally, it all goes to hell when Ryan dates the reprehensible Prince Justin, Sam can’t control his
magic, a sexually aggressive dragon kidnaps the prince, and the King sends them on an epic quest to
save Ryan’s boyfriend, all while Sam falls more in love with someone he can never have.
Or so he thinks.
I was thrilled to see that Tj Klune had a new release and boy oh boy was I not disappointed.
His books always have witty dialogue but this one takes the cake!
From the first page I was hooked and he held me all through this amazing book.
I loved Sam but with Tj Klune you love all his characters even the “bad” guys get the most amazing dialogue, I laughed from first page to last page.
Gary the hornless gay unicorn is the best friend everyone wants to have, and Tiggy the half giant will squish anyone who hurts his besties.
Ryan the “Knight Commander” who holds Sam’s heart, I wouldn’t have minded a few times if Tiggy had squished him but he did have his moments. You need to read this, you really do, but be prepared to get the weird looks because you will be laughing out loud through the whole thing!
Tj Klune is brilliant, and yes I think, a little warped. If you have not read his books you just don’t know what you are missing!
I highly recommend not only this book but all his books.
Reviewed by: Cheryl
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