Legend of the Rainbow Eater

The Stormwatch Diaries

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
414 Pages
Reviewed on 01/18/2022
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Author Biography

Kristiana Sfirlea is the author of the award-winning fantasy series The Stormwatch Diaries. The first book in the series, Legend of the Storm Sneezer, won gold in the Children - Mystery category of the internationally esteemed Readers' Favorite Book Awards. It was also a finalist of the international Wishing Shelf Awards and a two-time finalist of the popular Realm Awards. The Stormwatch Diaries was also featured on Detroit's Channel 7 Action News by five-time Emmy award-winning Glenda Lewis.

Kristiana loves time travel, humorous narrators, and ghost stories—all of which play significant roles in her fantasy books. Like any writer of the fantastical, Kristiana dreamed of getting her own set of powers—and in 2020, her dream came true! She now has a very unique ability: she can eat through her arm! Kristiana has a rare disease called gastroparesis, which means she has a paralyzed stomach, and all of her nutrition is fed through a tube in her arm. The best part of this dazzling superpower? She can show off her impressive collection of nerdy buttons on the medical backpack she carries around with her 24/7. Kristiana loves to take the challenges in her life and inspire others through her stories with two of her favorite things: laughter and hope.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Legend of the Rainbow Eater is a work of fiction in the fantasy and adventure subgenres and serves as the latest installment in the Stormwatch Diaries series. It is aimed at younger readers and was penned by author Kristiana Sfirlea. The book follows Rose and Marek as they search for the Wishing Mist and end up in a heap of trouble in the town of Mapleton. Surrounded by bizarre beings and mystical mishaps, their search for the Wishing Mist and its inhabitants – the Will-O’-The-Wisps – takes on a new urgency as only their magic can undo the chaos that has been unleashed.

This book is a whimsical spin on fantasy that uses the alternative takes on some classic fantasy staples in order to constantly subvert and surprise the reader. Kristiana Sfirlea’s prose is gorgeous and playful and will whisk any reader away into this unusual and highly original world with good-natured humor sprinkled throughout the story and two wonderful leading characters who lean on the reader as if confiding in a friend. It was so refreshing to read a children’s fantasy book that refuses to conform to the ideas and tropes of others in the genre and instead creates a thoroughly unique profile in the market. Legend of the Rainbow Eater is a reminder for children and adults alike that fantasy storytelling is limited only by our imagination, and within its pages is abundant fuel for the imaginations of young readers. A worthy addition to the series, and after finishing it I’m left hoping that this isn’t the last we see of Rose and Marek.