The Lost Sentinel by Suzanne Rogerson


Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Magic

Pages: 473

Expected to be Published June 16th 2017 by Suzanne Rogerson

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Synopsis:

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 under the control of Rathnor, who is 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, Migil, is visited by an old friend who warns them that they must seek refuge in 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?


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Blog Tour: The Lost Sentinel by Suzanne Rogerson


Hello! Thank you for visiting Book Savvy Reviews on this book tour! Enjoy your stop here. I’ll be posting a review as well as an excerpt from The Lost Sentinel.

Here are the next stops along the way:

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Silent Sea Chronicles

The Lost Sentinel – Book 1

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 under the control of Rathnor, who is 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, Migil, is visited by an old friend who warns them that they must seek refuge in 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?

Available at Amazon The Lost Sentinel | Shelf it on Goodreads


Excerpt:

 

The Lost Sentinel – Excerpt

 

She turned to her father and studied his profile. Worry lines creased his face and she realised he’d aged in the last few days. ‘Father, I’m sorry…’

‘Shh…’ he whispered as he scanned the tightly-packed hedge of rhododendrons.

He stopped abruptly and closed his eyes. After a few anxious moments, he cursed under his breath and hurried forward. ‘Stay close to me,’ he said over his shoulder.

Tei rushed to catch him up. ‘What’s going on?’

He checked the hedge again. ‘We’re being watched.’

The air around them crackled and the sky darkened. On the path ahead, a tree burst into flames and birds scattered from its branches squawking in alarm.

She gasped and clutched her father’s arm.

‘That was a warning.’ He dumped his bags and unsheathed his sword.

Tei drew her knife and stood facing the barrier of rhododendrons. She glanced at her father; his mouth was set in a hard line and he clasped the sword with a steady grip.

‘What’s happening?’

He tensed and she turned back to the bushes, seeing large yellow eyes peering out from the gloom of dense foliage. The eyes locked onto her and she heard a piercing howl.

Tei stood paralysed. The knife tumbled from her slackened fingers and struck the earth at her feet. She willed herself to move, but her body refused to bend to retrieve the fallen weapon.

‘It’s only a spell…’ Her father’s words filtered through, but the fear was too great to suppress.

‘Show yourself,’ he shouted.

Still Tei couldn’t turn from the creature’s gaze.

‘There’s no need for tricks. I know you for what you are.’

The beast’s laughter sounded strangely human, though the revelation couldn’t shake Tei from the spell.

Leaves rustled as the beast shifted closer. Tei braced herself for the sight of it, but it remained in the shadows, allowing her only a glimpse of its outline.

‘Hand over the girl, old man. You don’t need to die today.’

‘Back down or it will be you that dies,’ her father said.

A hand broke though the shadows and sparks sprang from its fingertips.

Her father shoved her aside and deflected the blast with his sword. Tei stumbled and slammed against the ground, the breath knocked from her lungs. Just before she passed out, she saw a man emerge from the trees.


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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 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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Live Q&A with author KM Robinson

So, I had the pleasure of interviewing author KM Robinson LIVE the other day. It was my first experience being live and it was such a blast.

I asked questions like, what was your first [and I mean FIRST story ever,] and what roles would her characters be if they were planted in high school? I impersonated one of her characters and we had several giggle sessions.

Check it out by clicking HERE.


 

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A-Z Challenge: Update


We ALL have those books that we have been meaning to read or maybe that have been sitting on our shelves for weeks, months and maybe even years! Which makes the following reading challenge something to consider for yourself!

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Is Worry Worrying You? by Ferida Wolff, Harriet May Savitz


Genre: Children’s Fiction, Picture-Book

Pages: 32

Published April 15th 2005 by Tanglewood

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Synopsis:

This book addresses children’s worries with humor and imagination, as hilarious scenarios teach kids the use of perspective and the art of creative problem—solving.


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Book Tag: Harry Potter

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Thank you Untamed Shrews for nominating me to do this Book Tag. I LOVE doing tags! 😀

Please feel free to follow them, I highly suggest that you do! Two heads are better than one – fo sho!

Apparently, the only rule for this tag is that you don’t use HP books as your answers, which is a solid rule, since I answer all questions with HP references. Leh go!

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A book where you found the theme interesting , but you’d like to rewrite it.

Okay, so I literally just read a book that I have these feelings about and while I just need to give you ONE example there are actually two  that I feel that way about. BUT, since this say *A* book, I’ll say Breakwater by Catherine Jones Payne. An interesting concept but to me it just wasn’t executed in the best way or the most enrapturing way.

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The first book in a series that got you hooked.

Oh, wow. You know, surprisingly this is easier than I thought it would be. In December I read, Stolen Songbird and I loved it. Have I read the second book yet? No, but I loved the world and the complex characters so much in the first book and it left at such a devastating place at the end that I HAD to buy the rest of the series – yes it was that good.

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A book you wish you could have right now.

Umm, because of Brooding Ya Hero! And also, I really enjoyed Frostblood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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A killer book. Both senses. Take it as you like.

Argh. I don’t really read suspense or thriller books, or mystery for that matter and all I can think of right now is Autumn Bones which is a supernatural [mystery maybe…more like detective urban paranormal?!]

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A book that you found really confusing.

Roseblood was a book I highly anticipated, but when I sat down and opened it I found myself staring at lengthy history about the phantom, very little to do with the main character and then suddenly there is song-vampires or something…

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Your spirit animal book.

Well, some of these are becoming quite difficult! Honestly. I don’t read many non-fantasy books, so there is always going to be some kind of fantasy genre thrown into these… my spirit book though? I think it would have to be Splintered. I can relate to Alyssa Gardner on a few levels and I’m only mildly severely obsessed with all things Wonderland.

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A dark, twisted book.

Dark and Twisted? yeah, well, I’ve read plenty of those! Here are a few that I’ve read that have left me with goosebumps or WTF’ing everything.

The Seventh Bride 

Broken Dolls

The Secrets of Lizzie Borden

In the darkness that’s where I’ll know you

I’m thinking of ending things


 

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A book that surprised you in a great way, reveals to be more than it is.

Honestly, the book I’m going to pick surprised me. I was told about this book and grudgingly read it. When I read it I found the idea highly unique and I loved the writing as well as the characters in the stories.

 

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Beauty & The Beast by An Leysen


Genre: Picture book, Fairytale, Children’s book

Pages: 29

Expected Publication  October 1st 2017 by Clavis

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Synopsis:

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a merchant with his two daughters. The eldest daughter was spoiled and vain, and the youngest preferred to read all day. She was so pretty everyone called her -Belle-. One day, the merchant got lost in the forest and stumbled upon a castle that looked enchanted. Suddenly, he stood face-to-face with the castle’s sole inhabitant: a beast! The Beast would spare the merchant’s life on one condition: he must send one of his daughters to live in the castle. Against her father’s will, Belle went to the Beast’s castle…. The cheerful Belle and the good-natured Beast come to life in this beautiful picture book by An Leysen. For everyone who loves timeless fairy tales.


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