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The Storm Runner

(The Storm Runner #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  1,715 ratings  ·  400 reviews
Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He'd much rather hang out there with his dog, Rosie, than go to middle school, where kids call him Sir Limps a Lot, McGimpster, or Uno — for his one good leg. What Zane doesn't know is that the volcano is a gateway to another world and he is at the cente ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published September 18th 2018 by Rick Riordan Presents
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Rick Riordan
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Welcome to the Volcano!

Zane Obispo has a pretty sweet life. Since last year, he’s been homeschooled, which means the other kids can’t pick on him anymore. He gets to spend a lot of his time out in the desert of New Mexico, wandering and exploring with his faithful boxer-dalmatian, Rosie.

His mom loves him like crazy. His uncle Hondo is a fun housemate, even though he’s maybe a little too addicted to pro wrestling and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.

As for the neighbors, Zane only has two: friendly Mr. Ort
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-read
Prepare for an ABSOLUTE GUSHFEST because I LOVED this book!

The Storm Runner is a new middle grade fantasy novel that is being published through the Rick Riordan Presents imprint. If you aren't aware, the purpose of this imprint is to provide a stage for diverse voices to tell stories based upon myths and folklore from various cultures around the world.

This book is based upon Mayan Mythology and is full of angry gods, magic, mythological creatures and a ton of action and adventure.

Our main chara
Ashley Nuckles
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was SO GOOD!!!!! Zane was absolutely adorable and had such a great voice, and although there’s so much more to be explored I learned so much about Mayan mythology that I didn’t know before. There was so much about this book that I loved and just can’t formulate into words now, but if you enjoy Rick’s books you guys definitely have to pick this one up! (ALSO: Hispanic AND Disabled rep?? I CANT SAY BETTER THINGS!)

(This is not a huge spoiler, but I will warn those who are weary of these t
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
Mayan mythology, disabled rep, and this cover... thanks to the Rick Riordan Presents books, I'm pretty sure Rick is now the honorary Best White Dude Ever™, and I cannot wait for this book!
okay but a Rick Riordan Presents series with a Mayan kid that uses a cane?! people should really be talking about this more
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you can read this, you've got magic in your blood. Only another godborn would be able to see the words on these last few pages. Which is why I took the risk to write down the whole truth. I was hoping to find you. Hoping I could trust you with the secret. If you wait long enough, your destiny will come knocking. Take it from me-- someday, when you least expect it, the magic will call to you."

These are Zane's last words to his readers. After reading this I was legit emotional. I just kep
Fafa's Book Corner
Mini review:

Trigger warnings: None up until the point I read.


I received an E-ARC via Netgalley and Disney Book Group. However this review is based on the final version of the book. I was really excited when I heard about this book! And so happy when I got it on Netgalley. Unfortunately I didn't have the time to read it earlier. Then the final version released and I opted to read that.

The beginning was pretty enjoyable. As the story continued I found the writing style a bit annoying. The Storm

"If you can read this, you've got magic in your blood. Only another godborn would be able to see the words on these last few pages. Which is why I took the risk to write down the whole truth. I was hoping to find you. Hoping I could trust you with the secret. If you wait long enough, your destiny will come knocking. Take it from me - someday, when you least expect it, the magic will call to you."


The Storm Runner is yet another addition to Rick Riordan's new imprint, Rick Riordan Presents,
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it

Zane Obispo and his dog Rosie love to hike their volcano, even though Rosie only has three legs and Zane needs a cane to walk. Then a plane driven by a pilot demon crashes right by Zane’s head and he is thrown into a new and unknown world and a prophecy he doesn’t want to be a part of.

This book is centered on Mayan mythology and is an amazing way to start learning about this mythology. It has Gods and Giants and Magicians and Shape-Shifters. There are magical items that make you soul-travel
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf

I didn’t have high hopes, these days I’m dreading every book I want to pick up, but even with that this book didn’t hit many points. There’s also the fact that I’m, maybe, too old for middle grade books, and The Storm runner is, after all, dedicated to the younger audience and it would be more appealing to them.

The idea of Mayan mythology was interesting however I didn’t hear much about it in the 1/3 of the book that I listened too, and even what I heard was dumped on me. The start of th
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The countdown has begun and I am so excited to share Zane and crew with the world. I so hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Jan 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
i won't even lie. i'm only adding this to my tbr because it mentions new mexico in the description and when i see my not-so-famous-yet-very-touristic state in descriptions, i automatically add interest
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i was really into this!! i thought the plot was just a touch overcomplicated and had more gore than i expected from a middle grade book, but overall very fun and exciting!
ok so first of all: THE DOG DIES
((view spoiler))

OVERALL this fits in the same formula as Rick Riordan's books and also the first RR Presents book, Aru Shah and the End of Time.

I didn't love it as much as Aru Shah and I think a big part of it was this recurring subplot with Zane's two older neighbors, the seer Ms. Cab and the mortal gardener Mr. Ortiz, who kept persistently asking out Ms. Cab even though she kept saying no, and Z
Dejanira Dawn
Jan 31, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: mythology
I need to read this omg. I'm currently taking Mesoamerican archeology and we're learning about the Mayans!!
The Storm Runner je dobrá knížka. Na to seznámení s mayskou mytologií je skvělá. Nadšená jsem byla i z faktu, že hlavní hrdina sice má zdravotní postižení (jednu nohu má kratší než tu druhou, a proto musí chodit s holí), ale to mu nezabrání v tom, aby se postavil partě démonů a dal jim co proto. Zkrátka bylo super, že autorka ukázala, že hrdinové mají mnoho podob.

První polovina knihy mě bavila hodně. Jenže s tou druhou jsem nějak začala ztrácet zájem a má pozornost klouzala pryč. Nebylo to pro
Sandra Lawerson

¡Pues me ha gustado! Es muy estilo Percy Jackson pero tiene una aventura nueva, diferente, a través de la mitología maya. Tiene sus cositas, pero en general creo que la continuación puede estar bastante bien :D
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
full review to come
Cori Reed
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was so much fun! If you love Percy Jackson, definitely check this out!
Liv (Stories For Coffee)
A fun and entertaining read about Mayan gods. I loved the MC’s voice because he was so witty, and I had a lot of fun with this story.
Kath (Read Forevermore)
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-arcs, reviews
An arc of this book was sent to me by Disney Books/Rick Riordan Presents in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Rating: 4.5/5

The Storm Runner is quite the book. It has characters that are very likable and humorous. They easily grew on me and I found myself having favorites quite early on in the book. And a plus, there was an adorable dog in this book, who (view spoiler) This story fits among Rick Riordan's books,
Lucia DiStefano
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
THE STORM RUNNER, quite literally, has it all: characters you fall in love with (characters who are easy to root for, who are authentically human, who make you laugh and think and hold your breath…including the most endearing literary pooch I’ve encountered in a long while!); an amazing, high-stakes story that engages you from page one and keeps you guessing and holding onto your seat; and all that with a rich backdrop of fascinating, intriguing Maya myths and legends, expertly braided into Zane ...more
Oda Renate
Feb 06, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: buy-next
OooOOOooo Nice cover!
Feb 05, 2018 marked it as to-read
Rick Riordan presents is honestly one of the greatest things I have ever heard of, it literally made my day, evening, night, and probably my entire month I’m so happy
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was never Miss-Know-It-All when it comes to mythology.
I barely know basics about Greek mythology, know even less about Scandinavian one, and when it comes to Maya, before I came across this book, I had no idea it even exists.

Here is what come books for, to make us learn, end even though I can’t say that I am an expert in Maya mythology after finishing The Storm Runner, I can say that I know at least little about it.

The Storm Runner is a middle grade fantasy book that follows a 13 years old boy
Mar 19, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I really enjoyed reading this, but it was too long and the postscript was super weird.

I loved the format and the characters! Will definitely be picking up book 2.
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Middlegrade novels are pretty much guaranteed to be fun if Rick Riordan is involved, and this didn't disappoint! I really enjoyed reading about Mayan mythology, as I previously knew next to nothing about it, and Zane was a very lovable main character.
Nicole Hewitt
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction

There’s a whole lot to love about this little gem of a book. It’s an action-packed introduction to a little-known mythological system that features a hispanic, disabled MC. This sounds like a lot of rep and you might be wondering if the inclusion of the disability might seem like too much, but it’s all woven together seamlessly and given its due weight.

What Fed My Addiction:

Maya mythology.
I knew absolutely nothing abo
Neil (or bleed)
Oct 31, 2018 rated it liked it
I've started to appreciate The Storm Runner on the middle where the real adventure begins. Which I've got to know the Mayans version of gods and creatures along the way.

The first few chapters were not that engaging. There are tension and action but it didn't capture me well enough. I must say, they actually confused me to the point that I can't follow the flow of the story. I've just read on and didn't mind what is going on with the main character, who is Zane Obispo, and who really he is. And
Lilly (Lair Of Books)
Jun 13, 2018 marked it as to-read
6/13/2018: My heart skipped beats when I saw this book advert in my inbox & read the blurb...Legends, Myths, Fables/ Caribbean & Latin American?!?! YES PLEASE! the well runs deep with Latinx & Caribbean stories, LOVE seeing Own Voices authors sharing our myths & fables with the world <3 <3 <3!

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