Awards & Accolades
*A Thousand Years to Wait placed first in Young Adult Fiction, 2nd in Cover Design, and Honorable Mention in New Author: Fiction in the 2021 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards*
*A Thousand Years to Wait was listed as an award-winning finalist in American Book Fest’s 2019 Best Book Awards.*
Release Date: April 30th, 2019
A THOUSAND YEARS TO WAIT
If they have to force a prophecy, do they really stand a chance?
Young Adult Fantasy
At eighteen, Moreina di Bianco is a young healer who believes in medicine, not magic, even while possessing a second sight she can’t fully explain. So when a talisman chooses Reina to reawaken an ancient magic and end a war, she must reconcile her beliefs, unlock the talisman’s secrets, and harness the magic within.
While reluctant to accept help, Reina agrees to allow two determined escorts to accompany her on her journey for truth, but each comes with a mysterious past of his own. Her estranged childhood friend, Quinn D’Arturio, left their village years ago and only recently returned, harboring dark secrets behind a solemn exterior. And despite his status as a perfect stranger, a dashing captain by the name of Niles Ingram is quick to fight by Reina’s side at whatever the cost. That someone she’s just met would give his life for hers is a sobering realization of the ever-present danger Reina has jumped into.
There’s just one problem with Reina’s two companions. They, too, are featured in the talisman’s prophecy—as potential suitors. But what woman wants a suitor, let alone two, when she’s tasked with defeating a usurping general, ending a war, finding the true king, and rightfully seating him on the throne?
Praise for A Thousand Years to Wait
“Beautifully written with lush world-building. Right in my fantasy-loving wheelhouse!”
—SHANAH MCCREADY OF BIONICBOOKWORMBLOG.WORDPRESS.COM
“Adventure! Danger! Magic! A budding romance! All wrapped up in an epic quest! L. Ryan Storms has created a vividly-described world of legend. Into that world, she’s placed a strong-willed, intelligent, young woman of principle and a cast of memorable characters. Billed as a YA fantasy, A Thousand Years to Wait begins a tale sure to enthrall YA and adult readers alike.”
—SORCHIA DUBOIS, AUTHOR OF THE ZORAIDA GREY TRILOGY
“Witty dialogue, captivating world-building, and a twisting journey kept me turning the pages.”
—JEAN GRANT, AUTHOR OF A HUNDRED KISSES
If you liked these, you’ll love A Thousand Years to Wait!
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Top left to right: Selena Mayst, Niles Ingram, General Marcus Bruenner
Middle left to right: Captain Brigantino, Madame Laurelle Bonverno, Private James Henley
Bottom left to right: Moreina di Bianco, Quinn D’Arturio