This is the second novel in Rogerson’s ‘Silent Sea Chronicles’, which I read as part of a blog tour. I previously read the first in the series, ‘The Lost Sentinel’, which I reviewed here – and I would suggest any prospective readers of this novel read the previous novel, first.
Her storytelling and interweaving of separate plotlines are as good if not better than in the first book, aided by the fact that the reader has had a chance to get to know the characters – and to therefore somewhat miss those that have gone (Rogerson is not in the least scared of writing out major characters).
I said in my last review that Rogerson is good at writing bad guys; this is still the case but another thing to add to that is the depiction of injustice – something that always gets to me in the real world, and the unfairness of which I found was genuinely affecting me at times.
I would suggest that some of the chapters / sections were too short to warrant swinging between different characters in Rogerson’s usual style; it leaves the reader little time to connect with each character, and it might have been more effective to stay with the same character for more than one section.
However; despite the above, I was engaged and invested – and certainly interested enough to want to read the next one.
A decent read and a fitting link on to the third in the series.
With the new Sentinel initiated and the magic restored on Kalaya, life is flourishing for Tei and the exiles. But Rathnor’s plans for war soon escalate and thwart any chance of peace.
Brogan’s position on the Assembly is uncertain as rumours circulate that he is an exile spy.
After an attempt on his life, Farrell is more determined than ever to build a home for his people on Stone Haven. But the council have their sights set on Kalaya and Farrell struggles to steer them from war.
As trouble brews within and outside forces gather against them, can the exiles keep their hold on the magic, or will this spell the end of Kalaya and its people?
I do not get paid for blog tours, and received this book in exchange for an honest review.