The Lightning Knight by Sean. P. Valiente (Review)

The Lightning Knight by Sean. P. Valiente

Format: eBook

Source: Sent to me by author

Publisher: Self Published

Genre: Fantasy

Publication Date: 29th December 2020

Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):

“Po Pondarion has always dreamed of becoming a true knight. What he doesn’t know is that he’s destined to save the world and reignite the spark of magic within it. 

But this isn’t his story, it’s mine. See, I once thought magic was only the stuff of fairytales, and I was wrong. I’m doing my best to protect, train, and mentor Po as we search for the key to unlock magic before a dangerous secret group gets there first. 

I mean, while that all seems a bit much to take on for a sixteen year-old, that’s because it is. Here I was just planning on courting the girl of my dreams, figuring out what I wanted to do with my life, and trying not to get into too much trouble. But things can never be that easy, can they? I guess if it were easy, it wouldn’t be me. 

I am Oliver Quartermaine, and my life is about to get a lot more complicated.”

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My Thoughts & Review

The Lightning Knight is the first book in The Knights of Nine series and honestly didn’t know what to expect especially as fantasy is quite a hit or miss genre for me, but this one was definitely a hit.

The Lightning Knight follows Oliver the main character who is on a quest to bring back magic to his world, as magic has been banished from his world.

This is a well written fantasy that has all the elements of a classic fantasy yet the storyline is a unique one. I have to admit I did struggle with the first part of the book, finding it a little slow and taking a while for the storyline to get going. But once it got going I was more invested. There was lots of action and twists that I never even imagined or saw coming. I really liked the world building it was really well done and enjoyed reading and learning about the world.

The Lightning Knight is a character driven fantasy and I thought the characters were so well done, especially Oliver’s character.  Oliver is your typical sixteen year old teenager until his sent on his quest to find a boy named Po and to train him to become the legendary Lightning Knight. You can really see Oliver’s character develop as the storyline progressed. 

This may have been a bit of a slow burn fantasy but I enjoyed it. Well done Sean on a really good debut novel. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for the next book. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who enjoys reading a good character driven fantasy.

A big thank you to Sean P. Valiente for getting in touch and sending me a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

My Rating


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