Friday, September 11, 2020

The Lost Sentinel by Suzanne Rogerson #booktour #bookreview

 


The Lost Sentinel by Suzanne Rogerson

Published: June 16, 2017

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Age Group: Adult

Pages: 363


Blurb:

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 tailors daughter, has always hidden her magic but when her fathers 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.

 Tei joins the exiles search for the new Sentinel 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 to succeed, but is Tei willing to risk everything to save the island magic?

 Follow Teis journey through the magical land of Kalaya and the Astral Plane in The Lost Sentinel Book 1 in the Silent Sea Chronicles.


What Reviewers are saying:

 ‘…this story bowled me over, it was an absolutely outstanding epic fantasy and the kind of writing fantasy authors should be aspiring to.

 ‘…Suzanne Rogerson can certainly make you forget timeA super start to what is going to be a sensational story, just make sure you are part of it from the beginning

 THE LOST SENTINEL contains plenty of action, intrigue, and challenges throughout, making this a thrilling fantasy adventureit whisked me away to someplace magical, alluring, and dangerous


Review:

⭐⭐⭐⭐

The island of Kalaya has a magic in it's land. There are those who live there that feel that connection and because of this also share in this magic. They are the mystics and the protectors. But not all that dwell on the island feel this connection, the non magic folk of the land are becoming more and more fearful of magic and it's users, this is due to the Assembly. A group of men who feel magic is poison and because of this those who are connected to Kalaya are living in fear hiding their magic or becoming exiled from their homes. If not they are hanged. 

The land is vast with many towns and villages, farm lands and sea ports. And in the mountain range there is the village of Turrak, the land that is the home of the mystics and their protectors and deep with in the mountain there lies the Sentinel, he is old and nearing passing. It is he who helps keep the magic of Kalaya alive. 

Tei and her father after a mysterious older man pays them, specifically her father, a visit have to flee the the Seatown village in which they live in the dead of night because word of that the Assembly is coming. He has always told her to hide her abilities, her magic. Unsure of why she has to abandon her home, friends and the life she has, her father explains to her they they are now exiles, to head to the mountains, to the village of Turrak, his home land. 

It is in Turrak that she discovers that the hope and future rests with her, for it is she who will have to find the new Sentinel, before the others do. Time is running out.

The Last Sentinel is an Epic fantasy filled with a wide range of characters, which  is told from multiple points of view. Each story line connected to the other, in twinging as you go deeper. 

I found this book to be well written, very plot and character driven, with fantastic world building. It didn't leave me lacking or wanting. Looking forward to continuing on with Silent Sea Chronicles and what ever else Suzanne Rogerson writes in the future. She is an author to keep yours eyes on. 


Book Links:

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Box Set Information

 Tei has magic in a world where people like her are persecuted and forced into exile. Whilst fleeing their home, her father is attacked and his deathbed confession reveals a dangerous secret that will change her life forever.

Teis homeland, the magical island of Kalaya, is dying and without a Sentinel to restore the magic, it's only a matter of time before all life is wiped out.

 She must join the exiles in the search for the lost Sentinel, but they are not the only ones after the missing guardian. Sinister Masked Riders are on their trail and time is running out.

 Tei must risk everything she loves to save Kalaya, but is she ready to make that sacrifice?

 1396 pages of magic, adventure and intrigue.

 This epic fantasy box set contains:

The Lost Sentinel - Book 1

The Sentinels Reign - Book 2

The Sentinels Alliance - Book 3

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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 recently completed Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy and a Czech translation of her debut, Visions of Zarua, Suzanne hopes the dreaded Wword 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.


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks very much for reading and reviewing The Lost Sentinel, and for being a part of the book tour.

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