‘The Lost Sentinel’ (Silent Sea Chronicles #1) Book Review | So much potential – pirates, magic and more…

‘The Lost Sentinel’ (Silent Sea Chronicles #1) Book Review | So much potential – pirates, magic and more…

Author:  Suzanne Rogerson

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult.

Number of Pages: 360 pages

The magical island of Kalaya is dying, along with its Sentinel. With the Kalayan people turning their back on magic, can Tei help the exiles find their new Sentinel before it’s too late?
Kalaya is controlled by the Assembly – set up to govern but now intent on persecuting those who have magic, many of whom have taken refuge in the Turrak Mountains.
Tei has been raised to hide her magic, until her father is visited by an old friend who tells them to flee to the mountains.
On the journey, an enemy attack leaves her father mortally wounded. He sees her into the care of two exiles, Rike and Garrick, and on his deathbed makes a shocking confession that changes Tei’s life.
Tei must put her trust in these strangers, especially when mysterious Masked Riders seem determined to stop her reaching Turrak.
Struggling with self-doubt, Tei joins the exiles in their search for their lost Sentinel. But the Masked Riders want the Sentinel too, and time, as well as hope, is running out.
Can Tei help the exiles save the island magic and reunite the Kalayan people before their ignorance destroys them all? (From the Goodreads blurb)

‘The Lost Sentinel’ was a little different from the other fantasy books I have read, mainly because it involved pirates and this was my first read that involved them! Thank you Suzzanne for bringing me to the world of pirates! 😀

The story basically proceeds in three parts, one follows Tei and her search for the Lost Sentinel, the second follows Farell and the people of Stone Haven who just want a good life away from the hardships they have to endure day in and day out. Lastly there is Brogan, an apparent singleton who hates the oppression of the Assembly against magic in the land. Even though these seem poles apart, they go along well. Two of the flows even meet in this book itself and I can clearly see how the third one will join in!

While I enjoyed the book, there were things I was left wanting more of.. like the details of the magic system, a better build-up of romances. One particular spoiler-y romance was my favourite though! Sorry, can’t say without spoiling.. 🙁 Also, I felt there was a lot more potential in the story/book that what came out of it.. 🙂

I really liked Garrick.. he is one nice and tough guy.. I enjoyed the book but with a fair share of heart break.. Fangirls love heart-breaks and authors love to break hearts it seems! 😛

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~~I was sent a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review. All views expressed here are completely my own~~

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