Quin Kincaid has trained all of her life to become a seeker; a defender of justice, a righter of wrongs, another in a long legacy. On the night of her oath however, Quin discovered she had been lied to and the seekers were no longer the honorable heroes they once were; now they were little more than assassins for hire.
Not only was she lied to by her own father, but the boy that she once loved is out for vengeance against her and her family.
Quin and Shinobu, her oldest friend, are searching for answers about the seekers and where it all went wrong. The further back they go the more they uncover and the more danger they find themselves in. Will they uncover where and why the seeker legacy went wrong or will they uncover something much more dangerous and sinister?
I stumbled upon book one in this series, “Seeker,” completely by accident and became enthralled with the unique plot line. This installation was another intriguing read.
This novel’s settings are in our present world, without modern technology, which is somewhat unusual for a fantasy novel, in my experience. I found this to be unique and entertaining.
The tools and weapons used throughout this novel are unique to this series. I have never read about weapons like are present in this novel before.
The characters are well constructed and believable as human beings in our modern day. The character development reveals the flaws, strengths, and ignorance of each character. Their limited knowledge remains consistent with their experiences and unique understanding of the world and the roles of the seekers.
I found the plot line to be invigorating despite the lack of adventure. This novel focuses more on discovery and character progression than actual exciting adventures and fighting. This allows the seeker world to develop a more concrete hold on the reader’s mind. The characters still embark on adventures, but they are adventures of discovery. There are still conflicts with characters and even a couple of fight scenes, however, they are not at the same level as that in the first book.
I would give this second installment in the “Seeker” series three and a half stars out of five.
I would recommend this novel to readers who enjoy their fantasy to take place in the real world.
I bought my copy of this novel from bookoutlet.com and have permission form the publishers to use an image of the cover artwork above.
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