The Lost Sentinel: Silent Sea Chronicles - Book 1

The Lost Sentinel: Silent Sea Chronicles - Book 1

by Suzanne Rogerson

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Overview

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.
Tei joins the exiles in the search for their new Sentinel who is the only person capable of restoring the fading magic. But mysterious Masked Riders want 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 love character-based fantasy, then you'll love The Lost Sentinel - Book 1 in the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy.
Excerpt
'Wait!' Her voice vanished in the murky expanse between them.Finally, the man turned and she saw the stranger's face - a translucent reflection of how he must once have appeared in life.'Why are you here?' He glanced warily over his shoulder. 'You should go.'Tei looked around but everything seemed unfamiliar. 'I don't know if I can.'The spirit shook his head. 'This is no place for a child, it's not safe.'As he spoke, black shapes began to materialise in the mists behind him. The swirling shadows snaked together, merging into one. Like the blackest rain cloud, it shifted and contorted. Tei saw a flash of talons, a brief glimpse of a monstrous face, but the boiling mass of shadows never stayed still long enough to form a solid whole.She opened her mouth to scream a warning, but the darkness pounced and ensnared the dead man's spirit.He gave a strangled cry. She saw the outline of his face stretching out from the writhing black mass, before the shadows swelled and absorbed him.The ground shuddered, and for a heartbeat the magic around her dulled.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546622154
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/15/2017
Series: Silent Sea Chronicles , #1
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

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.

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The Lost Sentinel: Silent Sea Chronicles - Book 1 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JBronder 19 days ago
We start this story on the island of Kalaya, which is an island that is slowly dying. There a group of people called the Assembly has the rule of the land and enforces that any magic user needs to be killed since they are the ones killing the land. We meet Tei, a tailor’s daughter that has magic and has been using it since she was young. One day her magic is discovered and her and her father must go on the run to the mountains where the exiles live, other magic users. But the trip is perilous and they are attacked. She is told by her father that the Sentinel, who can restore the land and magic, needs to be found. At the same times we also follow a young man that takes his father’s place on the Assembly. He has a secret, a young woman on his farm uses magic and he wants to keep her safe no matter what the cost. We also follow a young man from the island of Stone Haven, a brutal place where people rely on raiding to survive. A young commander finds himself draw into war with Kalaya and the magic users. There is a lot going on in this book besides just the world building. I loved this world and how it was written without a huge info dump. I loved the concept of twisting people’s beliefs of magic users into fear to control. I felt for Tei and her father and was saddened by her loss. But Tei has a lot to accomplish to find the new Sentinel. Although it was nice to see the world from other’s eyes I think this drew away from Tei’s story. I wanted to see more of her growth in this world. But it does show that there is so much more happening than just the exiles and the rest of the population. I think this is a great start to a new series. I am very curious to see what happens in the next book and recommend anyone that likes fantasy stories to check this book out. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
Lorraine_A 23 days ago
I loved this character-based fantasy. I'm not going to go into the plot as the synopsis does a much better job of it than I could, but I will say the storyline was brilliant. The wide and varied cast of characters, both the good and the bad guys, were multi-dimensional individuals and most were easy to connect with. A lot of the characters had interesting back stories which added to the storyline and made their actions understandable. The world building and visual descriptions were amazing, I could always see the surroundings in my mind, whether it was the barren island of Stone Haven or the wonderful home of the 'exiles' in the mountains. All in all, it was a well written, fast paced book, with plenty of action that kept me turning the pages. Suzanne Rogerson has created a wonderful world, and thankfully I was able to dive straight into the second book of the series.
pooled_ink More than 1 year ago
pooled ink Reviews: 3.5 Stars THE LOST SENTINEL contains plenty of action, intrigue, and challenges throughout, making this a thrilling fantasy adventure indeed. It’s the sort of book I enjoyed reading while reclining in a comfy chair on the sunny front porch of my house. It didn’t overwhelm me with information, itty bitty details, or dull monologues, but rather it whisked me away to someplace magical, alluring, and dangerous. Kalaya, the mystics, the whole realm of this book was pretty fascinating. I do think that this book was written with a good grasp on the story and world-building, which was fantastic. Is this book perfect? Perhaps not quite, but I did very much enjoy it and am so grateful for being given a chance to read it and review it. Read my full review on my Wordpress site: Pooled Ink