Young Adult - Fantasy - Epic
514 Pages
Reviewed on 07/03/2023
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Author Biography

I am seventeen years old, I live in Indiana with my mom, dad, older brother, and two dogs. While Stormless is my first “real” book, it is far from the first story I have told.

I have always had a fascination with reading and once I began middle school, I thought I’d try my hand at writing. As I learned and grew as a student, my writing improved as well. I connected with other readers and writers in my grade, compelling me to work even harder on my writing.

Starting in fall of 2021, I began writing Stormless. I woke up roughly an hour earlier than I needed to on every school day to work on the project, and by May I was finished. I was paired with an editor on Reedsy, and after spending the summer working with her and revising my work Stormless was nearly complete.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Asher Syed for Readers' Favorite

In the fantasy novel and first book in the series by the same name, Stormless by Nick Stitle is set in Auris and its destructive storms, where an ominous warning is delivered to King Avenos Titansworn by a Summoner, a wielder of magical abilities, from a Sect believed to be extinct. This warning of a looming crisis known as The Resurgence tasks ordinary soldier Castien Varic and an elite group of Auris's strongest magic wielders with unraveling its veracity. Meanwhile, Prince Faelyn Titansworn grapples with divided loyalties between his father and his realm, especially as his father dismisses the impending peril. Two years prior, Asteros Silverglade, the chief of Auris's deadliest Sect, discovered a cache of ancient lore that reveals truths about the disappearance of ancient Sects, and the destructive Tempests that empower the Summoners and unleash the downfall on them all.

Now that's how you start a series! So, first things first, we all know that it is the world-building in any fantasy novel that anchors the story, and Stormless by Nick Stitle has arguably the most unique atmosphere and settings that I have come across in a long, long time. And I'm old enough to have a kid in college. We have two timelines and a now-and-then method of storytelling that works well for the book, which I generally don't love, but Stitle is good enough at its execution so that in Stormless I did. The magic and social structure are intensive and, in short, magic is sourced from crystals and storms, and they split society into seven powerful sects, plus the powerless, called Stormless. I say “in short” but with the depth Stitle has embedded into it, the whole shebang should, hopefully, mean we are in the series for the long haul. And I can definitely say I'm committed to the ride. Very highly recommended.