After an assassination attempt that could lead to an all-out war, Tyras and Oren, two young Seekers of the Argan Empire, are each given secret missions in an attempt to thwart the coming chaos. Both tasks require the Seekers to venture through the war-torn continent of Tiarna where the young men face mortal danger, horrible monsters, and hostile groups – all challenges Seekers are trained to combat. Luckily, the two Seekers also find guidance, friendship, and romance along the way. However, powerful and mysterious forces are conspiring behind the scenes and both Tyras and Oren will have to overcome a host of obstacles, including their own inner demons, in order to maintain a glimmer of hope for success. With war imminent and the unknown ahead, will the Seekers triumph, or will they be swallowed by the turbulent, relentless Winds of Change?
Set in a new, masterfully created high fantasy world, Seekers: The Winds of Change is perfect for fans of An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir and We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faisal.
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
This book will take you on a ride!! The debut novel of the author is action packed and filled with monsters, love interests, and treasure hunting. The Seekers seem to be an expert group that are sent on missions to collect treasures and other items for their kingdom. I could relate them to a secret spy branch, almost 007 in a fantasy setting. The pages will continue to turn as the author jumps you between the viewpoints of a couple of different Seekers as they traverse through trial after trial.
The strength of this book is the action sequences. They are fast paced and exciting. And there are a lot of them contained in the pages! Each chapter seems to have a new danger that they face, all the while building up relationships between friends and the suspense of the overall story. The one thing that I wanted more of is to know more of the world. There are a lot of hints of what is out there and why the groups exist, but there will be some questions about them that I imagine will be answered in future novels.
Overall, this is a great debut from a new author! It reads fast and the pace will not disappoint. The stage has been set for a new series that promises to be full of adventure and danger. I hope to read more of the characters in the future! Be careful to not miss this one, even though you might miss the Seekers breaking in to leave this book in your home.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review. As always, Happy Reading!!