I hope you are having a good Saturday. I’m having a good day, reading and thinking of ideas to write, for short stories, and hopefully I can share some of them with you guys soon. Meanwhile, I have a review for you guys.
I have posted the review of book one “The Lost Sentinel” on my blog and now I’m posting my review of book two.
“The Sentinel’s Reign”, written by Suzanne Rogerson, is the second book in the Silent Sea Chronicles, a YA/Adult Fantasy series. This book was published on 29th June 2018.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Suzanne Rogerson for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
The Sentinel’s reign is doomed to failure unless Tei can prevent the Kalayan people from plunging into war.
With the new Sentinel initiated and the magic restored on Kalaya, life is flourishing for Tei and the exiles. But Rathnor’s plans for war soon escalate and thwart any chance of peace.
Brogan’s position on the Assembly is uncertain as rumours circulate that he is an exile spy.
After an attempt on his life, Farrell is more determined than ever to build a home for his people on Stone Haven. But the council have their sights set on Kalaya and Farrell struggles to steer them from war.
As trouble brews within and outside forces gather against them, can the exiles keep their hold on the magic, or will this spell the end of Kalaya and its people?
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Suzanne lives in Middlesex, England with her hugely encouraging husband and two children.
She wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. She discovered the fantasy genre in her late teens and has never looked back. Giving up work to raise a family gave her the impetus to take her attempts at novel writing beyond the first draft, and she is lucky enough to have a husband who supports her dream – even if he does occasionally hint that she might think about getting a proper job one day.
Suzanne loves gardening and has a Hebe (shrub) fetish. She enjoys cooking with ingredients from the garden, and regularly feeds unsuspecting guests vegetable-based cakes.
She collects books, loves going for walks and picnics with the children and sharing with them her love of nature and photography.
Suzanne is interested in history and enjoys wandering around castles. But most of all she likes to escape with a great film, or soak in a hot bubble bath with an ice cream and a book.
There isn’t really much I can say about this book that I haven’t said in the review of the previous one, because honestly I liked it just as much as the first book. But let me tell some things.
Since it’s a series, the flow kept going, with the same pace, with some character development and, of course, the plot continues to be great. Then again, it is the following book and things are intertwined and it got interesting even more with some major scenes and characters that surprised me a bit.
I read this book immediately after book one, so I was still in the mind frame and still connected to the characters, the storyline and the world that was portrayed in this second novel.
I’m still very intrigued by the magical aspect of this fantasy world and I do love to figure things out and learn about the rule (societal, cultural and magical) when dealing with a fantasy genre novel. So it’s always good when the author gives the readers some bits and pieces of information as then go deep into the series or world building. In that sense, this novel brings some extra stuff to us.
I still very interested by the characters and to learn more about them because, although it’s a fantasy series, it doesn’t just deals with the magical aspect of this fictional time and space. Because characters are what move the plot and they are the ones that truly change things and act upon their motivations, dreams and aspirations, fear and anger, we have emotions. And that’s something that I liked, the fact that all human problems, qualities and defaults make an appearance. It wouldn’t sound real to me if it wasn’t the case. That’s also why we are seeing some character development, which is amazing.
Over all, love the book. If you like fantasy novels, you should check this out.
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