October 30, 2017
SEEKERS by R.A. Denny
Mud Rock and Trees
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"Bring the seals together in Tzoladia and you will learn their secrets." An intriguing, yet simple quest. But nothing is ever that easy.
Killer monkeys lurk in the woods. Treacherous watchers skulk the underground tunnels. An evil emperor's minions control the archipelago city.
Brina is proficient in archery. Moshoi skillfully wields the swords he crafts. Amanki has mastered sailing. But those skills aren't enough. The three young adventurers must make choices. Choices that mean life or death. Choices with no safe answer.
The Society of the Word has given them tools: wise sayings, moral stories, mysterious prophecies. But their faith will be tested. Will the star guide them to their destiny or lead them to their doom? Who will survive?
Easy isn't always easy, actually it never is. Being very skillful isn't always all you need. And then we have choices. Choices and decisions must always be made. Sometimes choices can mean a matter of life and death. I read the first book in the series which was REFUGEES. This book, SEEKERS is the second in the series of six books. As the series begins, we follow the characters in their journeys with life and death on the table. The suspense will keep you on the edge with never knowing what will happen on the next page. I liked that faith was at the root of the story. It takes faith in all we do although we may not realize it. Amanki had that faith. This is a fantasy book but it has a lot of real aspects to it. Fantasy is where there is a touch of reality but it's beyond the world we live in. You will like some of the characters and despise others, but isn't that life? The author definitely gives us a story with characters that grow as the story grows. The details are good so that you can picture where the story is taking place and it gives you a picture of who and what the characters are. The story as I said, has faith at the root. It has a good Christian theme that reinforces we follow our faith even though we may not understand and know it may not be what we want. I liked that you didn't have to read the first book to enjoy the second. Book Two didn't go back and start with the beginning as most books do. This book took off from where Book One left off. A bit different than most. I saw where there were others that enjoyed this also. So, will they make the right choices AND live or will they die? Will the star reinforce their faith? We all need a bit of fantasy in our lives to escape the stress and troubles of daily life. Fast paced, written well and a great escape into a fantasy world.
I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily decided to review it.
I would give this book 4 STARS.
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Posted by Gayle Pace