Title: The Sentinel’s Alliance (Silent Sea Chronicles #3)
Author: Suzanne Rogerson
Publisher: Independently published
Book format: Paperback
Description: 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?
*Free copy provided by author for review…
Review: Oh wow, this is such an amazing book and the perfect end to the epic fantasy Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy. Having defeated a powerful enemy the people of Kalaya and Stone Haven now face an even greater threat as invaders threaten to put an end to all magic and destroy anyone who possess such power.
I have enjoyed reading this series so much, it’s been so compelling and interesting and this final book is just as exciting as the first two. With the threat of Rathnor gone, the people of Kalaya and Stone Haven have agreed to peace between them, but unkown to them, the Elkenan invaders who chased Farrell’s people away from their original home are back and threatening to invade both Kalaya and Stone Haven. This story picks up where the second book ended with Tei and a few other Kalayan’s joining Farrell and his people as they journey back to Stone Haven. It was easy to get into this tale right away and I was instantly swept up in everything that was going on. Just like with the first two books the action switches between different characters, making for exciting reading. I’ve really grown to enjoy this style of writing with most chapters switching between several characters frequently, as it felt like I was watching a movie with all the events unfolding.
There are some new characters in the story as well as some of the more minor characters of the first two books taking on a bigger roles in this one. I especially enjoyed getting to know more about Nadan as well as the story centering around Beliss. The new characters of Jaconn and Tally were interesting as well as finding out more about where they come from, later in the story. Unlike the first two books which focused mostly on Kalaya, this story puts the attention more on Stone Haven, its people and Farrell, and goes into more depth about the magic on the different islands.
As the story progresses it gets more and more exciting. You don’t know what will happen but it feels like everything is building up to an eventual battle. Although this book didn’t have as many battles happening, rather building up to a sort of grande finale, , I did still find myself constantly engrossed in reading this as I desperately wanted to know what would happen with the island of Stone Haven and the personal stories of some of the characters. I liked the way Calissa’s character developed and what happens to her as well as the role Tei takes on later in the story.
The ending is just perfect, it was so satisfying and so exciting too. I couldn’t guess what was going to happen, and the last battle was just such a thrill! It’s only after reading this that I can see how good that cover image is to the story and I just loved the way things were resolved with all the characters and how this book, although a perfect ending, can still lead to more stories about the Silent Sea and its people in the future.
Overall this is just a perfect ending to the trilogy and I’d urge anyone to try the whole series, beginning with ‘The Lost Sentinel’. It’s the perfect epic fantasy series with magic and such a great story that you really feel for all the characters in the end (even the bad ones). You shouldn’t read this book without reading the first two, as you won’t understand who all the characters are, but if you do get the chance to read this whole series then you won’t be disappointed!
What do you think of this book and series? Do you like fantasy trilogies? What fantasy books or worlds have you enjoyed reading? Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂