If you enjoy Audiobooks, this post is definitely for you.
“The Lost Sentinel“, written by Suzanne Rogerson, is the first book in the Silent Sea Chronicles, a YA/Adult Fantasy series. This book was published on 16th June 2017 and the audiobook was published on 22nd September 2020. It was a duration of 13.8 hrs.
You can read my review of the book here: “The Lost Sentinel” Review.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Suzanne Rogerson for the Audible Codes 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 magical island of Kalaya is dying, along with its Sentinel.
The Assembly controls Kalaya. Originally set up to govern, they now persecute those with magic and exile them to the Turrak Mountains.
Tei, a tailor’s daughter, has always hidden her magic, but when her father’s old friend visits and warns them to flee to the mountains, she must leave her old life behind. On the journey, an attack leaves her father mortally wounded. He entrusts her into the care of the exiles and on his deathbed makes a shocking confession.
Struggling with self-doubt, Tei joins the exiles search for their new Sentinel who is the only person capable of restoring the fading magic. But mysterious Masked Riders are hunting the Sentinel too, and time, as well as hope, is running out.
Against mounting odds it will take friendship, heartache, and sacrifice for the exiles to succeed, but is Tei willing to risk everything to save the island magic?
If you like character-based fantasy, then you’ll love The Lost Sentinel – book one in the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy.
About The Author
Suzanne lives in Middlesex, England with her husband, two children and a crazy puppy.
Her writing journey began at the age of twelve when she completed her first novel. She discovered the fantasy genre in her late teens and has never looked back. Giving up work to raise a family gave Suzanne 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.
Now an author of four novels including the completed Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy Suzanne hopes the dreaded ‘W’ word will never rear its ugly head again!
She loves gardening and has a Hebe (shrub) fetish. She enjoys cooking with ingredients from the garden and regularly feeds unsuspecting guests vegetable-based cakes.
Suzanne collects books, is interested in history and enjoys wandering around castles and old ruins whilst being immersed in the past. She likes to combine her love of nature and photography on family walks, but most of all she loves to escape with a great film, binge watch TV shows, or soak in a hot bubble bath with an ice cream and a book.
About the Narrator
My name is George. Seoras, if you speak Gaelic. Born in the United States, German on my father’s side, a native of Bamberg, and a Stewart on my mother’s side from a wee parish outside Stirling. I am a keen learner, eager to travel the world around me, and an instructor of English with years of experience teaching in the US, Turkey, and Japan. In audiobook narration, I have discovered a perfect opportunity to perform and play with languages, dialects, characters, cultures. Essentially, my voice is my livelihood, and my spirit longs to explore.
I had the chance to read this book previously, so the story wasn’t surprising. If you are looking for a review on the plot, check my previous review of the book. Since I enjoy audiobooks, I wanted to hear this one and hopefully have a different experience of the story.
This is a fantasy novel full of action, that follows multiple POV, and listening to the story was just as I expected. It was exciting and it gave an added connection to the characters.
The narrator’s voice was one that did not bore me, actually it was a good combination to the storytelling of Suzanne Rogerson. It was the accent, it gave the narrative such an extra beauty, and it transported me to the world that the author created, with such ease.
Personally, I always recommend people to read and listen to the book. Not at the same time, but do them both because it allows a reader to explore the world and the characters in a different way. That was partly the reason why I listened to this audiobook. And it was worthy of my time.
Overall, I loved the narrator, George Ellington, he was a perfect pick for the tone in this fantasy novel.
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