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Series: The Sentinel #1
Title: The Sentinel
Author: Holly Martin
Published: June 15th, 2015
From the coach crash start to the very end this is an enthralling, action packed fantasy adventure in which seventeen year old Eve Jones discovers that her nothing in her life so far has been what she’d assumed. With super strong guardians protecting her against foes she’d never known about, it is a race for Eve to develop her own powers to help prevent the world as we know it being totally destroyed.
As she learns more about her real origins, the prophecy concerning her future and that of those she cares for as well as about those seeking to assassinate her, this is a real page turner. The characters are robust, believable and they and the scenarios are brought to life by the author’s skilled word craft. I just didn’t want to put it down! There are so many unexpected twists and turns on this roller coaster ride, complete with kidnapping, amazing powers, high speed car and airborne chases all skilfully woven into a well formulated plot that keeps the reader guessing.
I thoroughly enjoyed this and can’t wait to read the second book in this superb series! It is a fascinating story in which friendship, loyalty, love and tantrums(!) play key roles. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys fast paced fantasy adventures involving super hero type characters fighting to protect their friends and human life as we know it.
WHAT IF SAVING THE WORLD MEANT LOSING EVERYTHING?
When Eve is rescued from a horrific coach crash by her teachers, she is shocked to discover they possess super strength and speed. But what happens next is even more harrowing.
In the aftermath of the crash she discovers that everyone in her life from neighbours, doctors, dentists, teachers, shop keepers and even her family and friends are actually super strength Guardians sent to protect her. They all have one thing in common, a single minded ferocity that she must be kept alive at all costs.
However, she is surrounded by secrets and lies. Those in the know deny all knowledge of what happened that fateful night. Everyone else carries on as normal, seemingly unaware of the new strange world that she has stumbled against.
With the help of Seth, her best friend, Eve discovers the prophecies surrounding her true identity and the super strength she too holds. With her Guardians pledged to protect her, her closest friends ready to die for her, her own hopes and dreams are put on hold whilst she battles to control the amazing powers she has been bestowed with.
But those that seek to destroy her move ever closer. Will the Guardians be enough to protect her when so many are prepared to stop at nothing to see her dead? And will she be strong enough to fulfil her destiny when the time comes?
A fast paced fantasy adventure for young adults.
With high speed car chases, airborne fights, amazing stunts and super powered beings, this is a story of loyalty, friendship and love.