This is not your grandmother's fairy tale.
A fantasy novel that turns the genre on its head, "The Seeds" follows Trooper Angus Mayweather as he is thrust into the conflict faced by twin sisters Dartura & Varia, Generals of the Tarol Nation.
Most Tarols believe that the Seeds provide the life force to all life on Etai, but this isn't entirely true.
When Dartura has physical contact with them, the balance of life becomes corrupted, with disastrous consequences for her, her sister and the life of the people she is sworn to protect.
As the sisters uncover a new threat from an old enemy,and the shadowy puppet master behind him, Angus must do what he can to help as the Tarol Nation faces all-out war.
Unique in its depiction of strong female lead characters, The Seeds portrays young women beyond the traditional "damsel-in-distress" and "superhero-with-a-heart" roles, providing glimpses into the dynamics of family, sibling rivalry, duty and honor.
Half as high as a gladiola stalk, Tarols live, love, fight and die in a realm that could take place in your own back yard.
And the bats.
The bats don't like them much.
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About the Author
Jeff Davis has worked with some of the finest high technology teams in the business, and has delivered to some of the world's most recognizable companies the high quality graphics, multimedia and print materials they demand, all over the world. IBM, Cable & Wireless, Target, Carrier and many more companies have experienced the benefits of Jeff's artistic vision and solid work ethic. He majored in art and design throughout his education years, and continues to regard himself as a student of the history and reinvention of popular culture. As an author, Jeff hopes to bring his unique ideas to life in this medium. A visitor to his studio office will be treated to the sounds of Led Zeppelin, Sheryl Crow, Kate Bush and traditional Celtic music. Jeff resides an hour north of Manhattan, N.Y. with his wife and two children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I wrote this book, so my review is biased.Your mileage may vary. I continue to love this book after three rounds of edits, proofreading, more edits, etc. I think the story is compelling and leads you nicely into it's own climax, as well as setting up the environs for book 2 - coming soon!
The Seeds, a YA fantasy by Jeff Davis, is a quick-paced, fun look into the world of fairies. Jeff does an excellent job of creating a tiny world and making it seem larger than life. The reader is instantly taken down into what I imagine is lightning bug size in the dramatic opening scene of a lone surviving soldier in a field of destruction. Agnus flies to the palace as quickly as possible and is met by two of the story's key figures--the princess generals--twins Varia, the cool headed diplomat, and Dartura, impulsive and hot-tempered. And we're instantly taken to the intrigues of palace life. As we get to know the main players through interaction and dialog, a lurking darkness threatens the peace of the kingdom. Though the title of the book is The Seeds, the story is more about the characters, both "good" and "evil", and their struggle for power, of which the seeds are central in the fight. Agnus was by far my favorite character. I hope he gets more page time in the future. Some of the shouting matches between siblings were cringe-worthy as they would be in real life. The battle scenes were ferocious. Giant toothy moths! The enemy is interesting as is the implementation of magic and technology. This looks to be the first in a series of stories, so even though the end isn't as satisfying as I'd like; it's to be expected, leaving things wide open for a continuation that I'm looking forward to reading. I have to know what happens next.