Author(s): Steven Lochran
In The Riders of Thunder Realm, Joss faced off against witches, bloodthirsty monsters and even his own Bladebound brethren to prove himself worthy of becoming a paladero. Now, Joss and his brethren are ready to begin their first stage of training. But before they can embark, their town is attacked by vicious pyrates who abduct half the villagers, including Joss's best friend Edgar, and then vanish into thin air. Joss has no choice but to forge alliances with merchant captains, merfolk and ancient creatures from the deep in an effort to rescue his fellow prentice--all while risking the paladero training he's worked so hard for. But the stakes are even higher than he knows. Joss's rescue mission will set him on a crash course with his own tragic past, and a mysterious figure he's long-thought dead.
Steven Lochran spent his childhood writing stories and now he does it for a living. He graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing, and has worked as a film critic, projectionist and DJ. He's spent the last decade in the publishing industry surrounded by books, as well as writing the Vanguard Prime and Paladero series. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and two spoilt cats.