The Lost Sentinel
The magical island of Kalaya is dying, along with its Sentinel.
The Assembly controls Kalaya. Originally set up to govern, they now persecute those with magic and exile them to the Turrak Mountains.
Tei, a tailor’s daughter, has always hidden her magic but when her father’s old friend visits and warns them to flee to the mountains she must leave her old life behind.
On the journey, an attack leaves her father mortally wounded. He entrusts her into the care of the exiles and on his deathbed makes a shocking confession.
Struggling with self doubt, Tei joins the exiles search for the new Sentinel who is the only person capable of restoring the fading magic. But mysterious Masked Riders are hunting the Sentinel too, and time, as well as hope, is running out.
Against mounting odds it will take friendship, heartache and sacrifice for the exiles to succeed in their quest, but is Tei willing to risk everything to save the island magic?
Suzanne lives in Middlesex, England with her hugely encouraging husband and two children.
She wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. She discovered the fantasy genre in her late teens and has never looked back. Giving up work to raise a family gave her the impetus to take her attempts at novel writing beyond the first draft, and she is lucky enough to have a husband who supports her dream – even if he does occasionally hint that she might think about getting a proper job one day.
Suzanne loves gardening and has a Hebe (shrub) fetish. She enjoys cooking with ingredients from the garden, and regularly feeds unsuspecting guests vegetable-based cakes.
She collects books, loves going for walks and picnics with the children and sharing with them her love of nature and photography.
Suzanne is interested in history and enjoys wandering around castles. But most of all she likes to escape with a great film, or soak in a hot bubble bath with an ice cream and a book.
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Can new alliances save the islands of the Silent Sea from the murderers stalking their shores?
As the island of Kalaya and its people recover from civil war, a new threat surfaces. Invaders from the island of Elkena hunt the seas, butchering those who possess magic. Their scar-faced captain seeks the Fire Mage who it has been foretold will kill him and Tei and her people are in his warpath.
Tei and a band of Kalayans travel to Stone Haven, the home of their new allies, planning to restore magic to the dead island. But the Stone Haven Council have abhorred magic since their people were massacred by Elkenan invaders twenty years before. Commander Farrell must persuade his people to accept magic again, but his plans expose them to their biggest fear and he risks leading Tei and her people into danger, and jeopardising the safety of both their islands.
Under Farrell’s guidance treaties are forged, but is the newly formed Silent Sea Alliance enough to defeat the invaders and stop their bloodthirsty quest to destroy magic forever?
The Sentinel’s Alliance is the final book in the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy.
The Sentinel’s Alliance
Reading the first two books put a smile on my face. It is a book like no other that I have read before which is saying something as I have read hundreds of fantasy novels.
In this I really wasn’t sure what I was expecting but it was a unique tale that brings with it a coming of age story. It’s not traditional in the least though and certainly is a stronger fantasy than some of the ones I have read in the recent past.
The main character is a girl which shows a great imagination as it seems with fantasy that majority of the main characters have always been men and this allows you to see the strength of woman and to see just how capable they are.
I would class this as more High Fantasy which tends to lead more with men and not really focuses on just what women really were like during those times. I love seeing the character and how she grows over the two books. Tei is strong but she also has a lot of weakness.
She is a rarity as Magic has been lost from Kalaya the land and she is one of the few who still has that special ability. She must find the Sentinel so that they can really bring back the true glory of the people.
I like the tension when they find the Sentinel and that you can see that while Tei isn’t always happy with her lot in life she struggles through it to ensure that she can give her best always. You can see that she likes the new Sentinel but she also has hard feelings towards her as being the top of your kind also brings with it issues as well.
Having read the first two in this trilogy I am really looking forward to reading the new book and to sinking my teeth into the final installment.