The Sowing

The Sowing

by Steven dos Santos

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Overview

The Sowing by Steven dos Santos

This time, there are no choices. Lucian “Lucky” Spark leads a double life. By day, he trains to become one of the Establishment elite. At night, he sabotages his oppressors from within, seeking to avenge the murder of his love, Digory Tycho, and rescue his imprisoned brother. But when he embarks on a risky plot to assassinate members of the Establishment hierarchy, Lucky is thrust into the war between the Establishment and the rebellion, where the lines between friend and foe are blurred beyond recognition. His only chance for survival lies in facing the secrets of the Sowing, a mystery rooted in the ashes of the apocalyptic past that threatens to destroy Lucky’s last hope for the future. Perfect for fans of Suzanne Collins and James Dashner, the fast-paced action begun in The Culling—hailed by VOYA as “a heart-pounding page-turner”—continues in The Sowing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738735405
Publisher: North Star Editions
Publication date: 03/08/2014
Series: Torch Keeper Series , #2
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 659,622
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Steven dos Santos (Miami, FL) spent most of his working career in the legal field, even going to law school for a couple of years before realizing that if he was going to be telling “creative truths,” he’d prefer to be writing novels.

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The Sowing 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For me, it’s rare to like a sequel as much or more than the original novel, but in the case of The Sowing, it’s true. The Sowing picks up with Lucian “Lucky” Spark in Imposer training, while also taking covert actions against The Establishment. Author Steven dos Santos does a fabulous job of leading the reader back into Lucky’s world, re-acquainting us with the surviving characters from The Culling, and introducing us to a whole new cast of characters (some of whom will also die in brutal and macabre ways!). Dos Santos has a true gift for drawing the story in directions the reader will not expect. There are surprises throughout the wonderful unfurling plot, leading up to a tantalizing cliff-hanger of an ending that makes you long for the third book to be available like yesterday. I read this entire book in less than three hours, unable to put it down for any reason. I cried, I exclaimed, I cursed the author to the point that my dog started to think I was insane. But that is the hallmark of a great author – he can bring you into the story so deeply that you develop emotional attachments to the characters. If you liked The Culling, you will LOVE The Sowing!
APadron More than 1 year ago
Steven dos Santos has done it again with the second installment of The Torch Keeper Series. If you thought "The Culling" was an incredible read, wait til you get your hands on "The Sowing." The story line continues with our hero Lucian “Lucky” Spark in training and working against The Establishment. Steven dos Santos has such a gift for descriptive writing that you feel you are right there in the story. He manages to introduce a new cast of characters while maintaining distinct voices and the same type of intense plot and emotional roller coaster as the first book. Dos Santos pays so close attention to detail that you can't help but visualize every part of Lucky's world. The plot has twists and turns that will make you want to continue to flip each page, and a cliff-hanger ending that will have you craving for that third book right now! If you liked The Culling, and if you want to see how a great author writes, you will LOVE "The Sowing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Tsk,Tsk little kit i meowed dont worry." Meowed Mystery as she laid down. Wing sighed "mother please one more season with you!". Milk the elder purred her daughter finally had a litter she smiled the group leader( and milks mate) Dagger wacthed. He needed hire in his place soon, he and milk only had one litter and that was Mystery but her kit was very strange she had extra long teeth and fur picth black. Mystery looked at Daggers look of unhappieness, her daughter wing was bueatiful and would be weaned in a few days. Not to mention they would move to the cave of singing shadows after Wing was weaned. Daggers main consern was that Hawk, Mysterys mate had died on the way to the cave of singing shadows. Milk stated" we will leave in the mourning!." *the other three cats nodded*. The next mourning Wing left Mysterys side and walked on her own, while dagger led the way towards the cave of singing shadows.((Hi guys im sorry if this isnt the best story but this is my first one -lie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thistles locke out! Move to res two or somfin!
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StacyDavidsPhD More than 1 year ago
Mind-blowing, action-packed, and cinematic! Tension fills every scene in this beautifully written post-apocalyptic, dystopian novel. The story is dark and emotional. The plot twists and turns as the main character, Lucian Spark aka Lucky, fights against The Establishment. Lucky is chronically in danger, and he finds it impossible to know who he can trust. While fighting to free the oppressed, he holds onto the glimmer of hope that he will re-unite with those he loves. The writing is so vivid that it’s almost poetic. “The Sowing” is explosive and tender, and overall, brilliant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn’t sure how Steven was going to be able to write a sequel to The Culling and have it live up to the heart stopping action of the first one. The Sowing definitely accomplishes that goal. And more! The Sowing picks up where we left off, with the hero of the story, Lucky Spark now working as one of the Establishment’s prized officers by day while sabotaging the Establishment bases of operation at night. He is a one man army trying to free the innocent and dispense justice, until he meets a group of rebels who want him to join their cause. What’s created is an action packed story filled with a new cast of characters that we grow to love and root for and the overall question, will Lucky ever be able to live free from the terrible and impossible choices the Establishment forces on all of its citizens, and in particular, on Lucky Spark. Read it today. You won't be disappointed.
MSharif More than 1 year ago
Lucky is a rebel, attempting to ruin the Establishment from within and collaborating with others who disagree with the cruel tyranny and sick games the Establishment sets up against the recruits. For too long people's lives have been destroyed in the sickest, most gruesome ways. The post-apocalyptic setting presents amazing world building and the many twists and turns are unexpected. Lucian discovers that people aren't who they appear to be and that the mysteries of the past are surfacing. The suspense is high and this kept me on the edge of my seat. I hope to see a book 3.
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
I wanted to read The Sowing because I liked the Culling, I remember it being emotional and the world building was chilling but addictive. I went in not remembering much else, but it did a decent recap and I got into the story. Lucky is living a double life and we get to see him in his new position trying to right some of the wrongs of the government. While I liked Lucky, I just didn't connect with him as much in this one. I wanted to know what happened to him and Cole especially, which is why I stuck with this one, but I skimmed a lot, I must admit. The world building didn't seem to be there in this one, it was all political which may be why I didn't like it as much. There were a lot of betrayals and characters that did things I def did not want them to or expect from the last book. Unfortunately, I don't think that I will continue with this series. Bottom Line: Didn't live up to expectations.