Few Are Chosen by Storm Grant is a short story about apprentice warrior Blake St. Blake and apprentice wizard Shadow. Both are the Chosen One’s raised by two different ancient orders to defend the world against evil. When a reflux demon is sighted in a local cemetery, Blake is sent off to his very first battle, armed with his sword, his super-senses and a few well-rehearsed one-liners. Yet Shadow gets in Blake’s way. While the boys argue about who’s the more chosen of the two, the demon escapes. While Blake wanted to be angry with Shadow, they realize they both have a lot in common. Furthermore, Blake can’t help but think how Shadow’s cute and that the wizard’s skills as well as other aspects of the male might make the perfect complement to his. Blake and Shadow are brave enough to challenge the reflux demon in a second battle but will they have the courage to tell the other how they feel?
While I enjoyed this short story quite a bit, there were two cons that I have to admit to. First, it was too short. At only 79 pages, I would have loved to read more about the background of each character as well as how they became “The Chosen One” of their specific order. Where they came from what drove them to get to the point where they are at the beginning of the story and other aspects of this. The second was that it was written in first person. While some people enjoy that writing, I personally prefer the author write in third person. Other than those two aspects this was a very good story that left me wanting for more and hoping that Storm Grant creates a much longer book that involves these two characters. If so, I would definitely buy the full length novel to read.
Sparks fly between virgin teenage demon hunters when the Chosen One turns out to be the Chosen . . . Two?
Apprentice warrior Blake St. Blake is the Chosen One, raised by an ancient order to defend the world against evil. Well, maybe not the whole world, but at least his neighborhood in downtown Detroit. When a dreaded reflux demon is sighted in a local cemetery, Blake is sent off to his very first battle, armed with his sword, his super-senses, his black leather duster, and a few well-rehearsed one-liners.
But another Chosen One gets in Blake’s way—an apprentice wizard named Shadow. While the boys argue about who’s the more chosen of the two, the demon escapes.
Blake wants to be angry, but it turns out he and Shadow have a lot in common. Besides, Shadow’s pretty cute, and Blake can’t help but think that the wizard’s skills (and hands and lips and other bits) might make the perfect complement to his. Blake and Shadow are brave enough to challenge the reflux demon in a second battle, but will they have the courage to tell each other how they feel? 43 pages