A Monsoon Rising: A Novel (The Hurricane Wars #2) (Hardcover)

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A Monsoon Rising: A Novel (The Hurricane Wars #2) (Hardcover)


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This is book number 2 in the The Hurricane Wars series.

"Thea Guanzon’s talent is limitless, and she is the kind of writer that comes around once in a generation. Mark my words: lives will be changed by The Hurricane Wars trilogy.” — Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis

Two hearts circle each other in the eye of the storm in this highly-anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller, The Hurricane Wars—prepare for more enemies-to-lovers romance, magical adventures, and political schemes in this Southeast Asian-inspired world.

After a lifetime of war, Alaric and Talasyn were thrust into an alliance between their homelands that was supposed to end the fighting; however, being married to their sworn foe feels far from peaceful. Now Talasyn must play the part of Alaric’s willing empress while her allies secretly plot to overthrow his reign. But the longer the couple are forced together, the harder it becomes to deny the feelings crackling like lightning between them. When the time comes to act, can she trust him, or must she ignore her heart for the sake of so many others?

As the master of the Shadowforged Legion, Alaric has trained for battle all his life, but marrying a Lightweaver might be his most dangerous challenge yet. With tensions between nations churning, he needs to focus on the greater threat—the Moonless Dark, a cataclysmic magical event that could devour everything. Only he and Talasyn can stop it, with a powerful merging of light and shadow that they alone can create together. But saving their world from this disaster is a mere preface to his father’s more sinister schemes, and his wife is a burning flame in the darkness, tempting both his loyalties and his desires.

The Hurricane Wars aren’t over. It’s time to choose what—and who—to fight for. The world holds its breath amidst a whirlwind of new magic and old secrets that could change everything.


Thea Guanzon is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Hurricane Wars series. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, with a specialization in International Politics and Peace Studies. Aside from being a writer, she is an avid traveler, an enthusiastic fangirl, a Dungeon Master, and an iced coffee junkie. Born and raised in the Philippines, she currently resides in Metro Manila.

Product Details ISBN: 9780063277304
ISBN-10: 0063277301
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publication Date: December 10th, 2024
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: The Hurricane Wars

“This novel, the first in a trilogy, took the romantasy world by storm when it landed.” — New York Times on The Hurricane Wars

"Guanzon’s debut already has a bevy of bestselling writers' praise, including Hannah Whitten, Katee Robert, Ali Hazelwood and others, and it’s not surprising in the least. The Hurricane Wars is a lush and exquisitely detailed book with enemies to lovers, breathtaking worlds and intrigue. . . . Simply unputdownable." — HuffPost

"Guanzon brings a fresh voice and vivid world into the fantasy landscape, and this story will be incredibly popular. Readers will look forward to the next book in this new trilogy." — Library Journal (starred review), Debut of the Month, on The Hurricane Wars

“I’ve been a die-hard, adoring fan of Thea Guanzon for years, and I thought I knew what she was capable of, but this book. This book. I am utterly enchanted by the lushness of her prose, the uniqueness of the setting, the spellbinding story she has gifted us with. I physically could not stop reading! Thea Guanzon’s talent is limitless, and she is the kind of writer that comes around once in a generation. Mark my words: lives will be changed by The Hurricane Wars trilogy.”  — Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis, on The Hurricane Wars

The Hurricane Wars is everything I love—intricate worldbuilding, unique magic, and a gleeful, smoldering romance. I’m obsessed.” — Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author of For the Wolf

“This book made me GIDDY! Such a gleeful collection of my favorite tropes, all written in a fresh and engaging world, with a deep emotional center. One of my favorite books of this year!” — Katee Robert, New York Times bestselling author of the Dark Olympus series

"Ambitious in the scope and cinematic in execution, The Hurricane Wars is a high-octane, high-stakes epic with an irresistible love story at its core. I have no doubt that this confident, vivid debut will capture the imaginations of fantasy readers as it did mine." — Isabel Cañas, author of The Hacienda

“Lethally sharp in both its cunning political intrigue and exquisite prose, The Hurricane Wars is a strategic marvel that holds your heart in a death grip. Romantic fantasy at its very best." — Kylie Lee Baker, author of The Keeper of Night

"An incredible debut full of rich atmosphere, clever world building, opposing magic, and sizzling romance, The Hurricane Wars is my newest obsession." — Kerri Maniscalco, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Throne of the Fallen 

“Thrilling, fierce, and sexy! Thea Guanzon has created a world as unique as it is deadly, and she needs to be on every fantasy reader’s TBR!” — Danielle L. Jensen, USA Today bestselling author

“A masterpiece of worldbuilding. Thea Guanzon forges a rich, fantastical realm with poignant and immersive prose and a spectacularly unique magic system. All hail the World Mother of Lir.”  — Xiran Jay Zhao, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Iron Widow

“A spellbinding fantasy set in a fascinating world brimming with high stakes, magic, and passion. A new favorite!” — Sue Lynn Tan, USA Today bestselling author of Daughter of the Moon Goddess

"This romance stands out, with its lush Southeast Asian-inspired setting. Fans of slowburn enemies-to-lovers storylines are sure to relish this." — Booklist

"The Hurricane Wars is Guanzon’s debut novel and the start of a fantastic and enchanting fantasy series. If you are an enemies-to-lovers fan, this is the book for you!" — Book Riot, The Best and Swooniest Romantasy Books

"Guanzon excels at writing a delicious slow-burn . . . [that] pulls from the best elements of the genre, infusing her story with tropes that pull the budding romance into the forefront. . . .Guanzon has constructed a complex, lush fantasy world surrounding them, with lyrical descriptions really immersing the reader in this new world. The Hurricane Wars is a brilliant piece of fiction, drawing readers into a world so immersive, with characters that share a chemistry so electric, that the wait for the next book is already unbearably long." — The Geeky Waffle

"The Hurricane Wars takes inspiration from the myths and culture of [Thea Guanzon's] native Philippines—but it also draws on elements universal across fantasy fiction, including secret magic and forbidden romance." — Gizmodo

"Terrifically refreshing, and so very addictive . . . Guanzon’s gift for storytelling is coupled with her ability to imbue the readers into the South-East Asian-inspired culture of the world she has built. It is with both that she was able to create such an immersive reading experience, one that had me gasping, laughing and crying, all in the same sitting! The name of the sequel hasn’t even been announced yet, and I already know that it will be my most anticipated read for the coming year." — Grimdark Magazine

"Fans of the fast-growing romantasy genre are sure to get swept up in The Hurricane Wars by Thea Guanzon."  — Popsugar, This Year's Best New Fantasy Books

"Thea Guanzon demonstrate[s] her chops in keeping readers hooked . . . It’s a Southeast Asian-inspired weather magic fantasy in which orphaned soldier Talasyn must learn to harness her light magic against the shadowy power of Alaric, the heir to the Night Emperor—but to use that magic for good, because in the wrong hands, it could create the Hurricane Wars all over again." — Literary Hub, October’s Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books

"A beautifully written tale of freedom and oppression, of passion and apathy. Guanzon’s narrative is full of vibrant imagery . . . . There’s a lot at stake in this enemies-to-lovers romance, and tensions run high from the first page to the last. . . . Guanzon’s intricately imagined world and spirited writing style mark her as an exciting new voice in the realm of fantasy romance. The Hurricane Wars is an entertaining start to a sure-to-be epic series." — BookPage

"Complicated political intrigue, a unique magical system, and a satisfying slow-burn enemies-to-lovers romance are just some of the narrative threads at the heart of this highly anticipated debut. A buzzy release that lives up to the hype—and that will likely obsess fantasy romance fans everywhere." — Paste magazine, The Best New Fantasy Books of October 2023