Life for David Corbin, Solas Beir of Cai Terenmare, is grim, at best. The kingdom he rules is on the brink of war. Abby, the love of his life, has vanished without a trace, and David fears the worst-that she was brutally murdered by the Daughters of Mercy, mercenaries controlled by the dark lord, Tynan Tierney. His friend, Jon, has been captured by the Kruorumbrae, the evil Shadows, and David has no idea how to rescue him, or if he's even still alive. The Eastern Oracle has pledged loyalty to Tierney's cause, and all communication with the Solas Beir and the other Oracles has ceased. And to make things worse, a new evil has risen, the mysterious Sower, a monster puppeteered by Tierney himself. The only thing working in David's favor is that Lucia, his traitorous aunt, is locked up in his dungeon. She was less than thrilled when her lover, Tierney, tried to kill her, and knows she owes David for saving her life. Lucia may have critical information about Tierney's plans for the Sower, but after all the pain and trouble she has caused, can David trust her?
Table of Contents
MAP OF CAI TERENMARE VIII
CHAPTER ONE: THE WASTELAND 1
CHAPTER TWO: BLACK RAVEN, WHITE RAVEN 24
CHAPTER THREE: TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS 45
CHAPTER FOUR: YAKEZ 78
CHAPTER FIVE: STRIFE 99
CHAPTER SIX: PLAGUE 126
CHAPTER SEVEN: NUREN 149
CHAPTER EIGHT: TIERNEY 171
CHAPTER NINE: THE NORTHERN STRONGHOLD 194
CHAPTER TEN: GIANT’S HELMET 222
CHAPTER ELEVEN: THE PROPHECY 237
EPILOGUE: THE CEREMONY 263
GLOSSARY OF CHARACTERS 270
MAP OF CAI TERENMARE 274
GLOSSARY OF PLACES AND TERMS 275
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 277
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review* There is so much going on in this book! It would be easy to read through this in one sitting, as there aren't any slow parts or dragged out scenes. I said this of the first book and I will say it again, I like that Melissa doesn't use bad language or include sex scenes; it's a book I would let my kids read once they're older (they're still too young to read). The Sower Comes has a lot of action, which also means some violence, but nothing graphic; the scenes are described the same way as the first two books. There are twists and turns and never a dull moment; if you enjoyed the first two books in the trilogy you will definitely enjoy this one!
This long awaited conclusion to the Solas Beir trilogy, The Sower Comes, truly fulfilled my expectations. Opening to the first page of my ARC book I was swept away into a world I had come to love. As I read this book, I found myself so wrapped up within the characters and their adventures. I wanted to strap on a sword to help the fight and to embrace the light with them. I highly recommend this book. The romance is age appropriate for teens and has enough of the frustrations we have all felt as youth to help them appreciate that love has its ups and downs but can be victorious in the end. A great summer read.