Tales from Verania

4 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 3,868 ratings

The Lightning-Struck Heart Publisher's Summary

Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident.

Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the king's wizard, Morgan of Shadows.

When Sam's 14, he enters the Dark Woods and returns with Gary, the hornless gay unicorn, and a half-giant named Tiggy, earning the moniker Sam of Wilds.

At 15, Sam learns what love truly is when a new knight arrives at the castle - Knight Ryan Foxheart, the dreamiest dream to have ever been dreamed.

Naturally, it all goes to hell when Ryan dates the reprehensible Prince Justin, Sam can't control his magic, a sexually aggressive dragon kidnaps the prince, and the king sends them on an epic quest to save Ryan's boyfriend, all while Sam falls more in love with someone he can never have.

Or, so he thinks.

©2015 TJ Klune (P)2015 Dreamspinner Press
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  • Book 1

    • The Lightning-Struck Heart

    • By: TJ Klune
    • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
    • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,999
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,912
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,903

    Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident. Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the king's wizard, Morgan of Shadows.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely brilliant

    • By Rain on 12-23-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • A Destiny of Dragons

    • Tales from Verania, Book 2
    • By: TJ Klune
    • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
    • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 892
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 856
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 853

    Once upon a time, the wizard’s apprentice, Sam of Wilds, got his happily ever after in the arms of his cornerstone, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart. A year has passed, and while Sam’s been captured five or six more times since then, things are pretty great. Until they're not.... Because Vadoma, the leader of the gypsy clan and Sam’s grandmother, has come to the City of Lockes with a dire prophecy written in the stars.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic book with awesome narration

    • By J. John on 12-03-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • The Consumption of Magic

    • Tales From Verania, Book 3
    • By: TJ Klune
    • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
    • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 565
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 544
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 542

    Sam of Wilds faced the Dark wizard Myrin and lived to tell the tale. Granted, the battle left him scarred, but things could be a hell of a lot worse. It’s not until he reunites with Morgan of Shadows and Randall that he realizes just how much worse things could be. Because the scars have meaning and hint at Myrin’s true plans for Sam and the Kingdom of Verania. With time running out, Sam and his band of merry misfits must travel to the snowy mountains in the North and the heart of the Dark Woods to convince the remaining dragons to stand against Myrin. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utter perfection.

    • By Janice Birnie on 05-03-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • A Wish Upon the Stars

    • Tales from Verania
    • By: TJ Klune
    • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 397
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 394

    Nearly a year ago, blinded by grief and betrayal, Sam of Wilds made a desperate decision to follow the Great White into the Dark Woods. Now, he emerges to a world changed. The City of Lockes is a prison. The King has been locked away in the dungeons. The Kingdom of Verania has fallen, and the Dark wizard Myrin sits on the throne. But soon after his return, Sam learns of a resistance fighting in his name, led by a courageous knight, a defiant prince, a pissed-off unicorn, and a half-giant who wants to smash everything in sight. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best series ever. Seriously.

    • By Jen on 11-29-18

    Regular price: $24.95