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Engaging characters draw you into their unlikely group.

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The Sentinel is a book that draws you into the story so completely that you hardly notice the pages flying by until you reach the end with that special disappointment that happens when a book is just so engrossing you never want it to end. The characters are so human, even with their divine sparks, and watching them grow together as they reach the explosive end of their journey only makes the unexpected ending that much better. Regardless of whether you’ve read every book in The Sundering, or just picked up The Sentinel, you’ll have no trouble following the story line and losing yourself in these characters. It’s a great choice for fantasy junkies, and anyone who loves a good read.

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Troy Denning brings an action packed tale of love and betrayal for the fifth book of The Sundering series.

The world is changing, in so many ways – and while the people seem to be merely pawns in this time of clashing gods, an odd assortment of Chosen will fight to the very death to complete their quest. Kleef Kenric has devoted his life to protecting the city of Marsember, as has his father before him. In their steadfast commitment to Helm and his principles, his family has led a commendable yet difficult life. Being honorable and devoted to service is rarely rewarded in a corrupt system, and staying true to the teachings of a dead god has filled Kleef with resentment – yet he can’t quite bring himself to abandon everything he has held true for so long.

With Marsember under attack from the Shadovar, Kleef soon finds he has been gifted with the favor of his god, allowing him prowess and endurance in battle that is well beyond the norm. As he meets with a group of other Chosen, he is inexorably drawn to assist them in their mission to prevent the evil Shar from taking over the world in the chaos of the Sundering. Though it requires them to face great peril and the constant threat of death, they must keep the Eye of Gruumsh safe from orc and shade alike until it meets its final destination.

Noble Arietta, skilled with bow and a natural leader, draws Kleef in many ways – but her high birth makes her off limits. Beautiful Joelle, the Chosen of the love goddess Sune, is both charming and willing, but offers too much temptation in a time when his wits must be sharp. The strange Malik, a twisted little man who smells of death and hints at betrayal, is the only one capable of carrying the Eye – but if friends are kept close, enemies must be kept closer, and their mission cannot succeed without him.

The Sentinel is a book that draws you into the story so completely that you hardly notice the pages flying by until you reach the end with that special disappointment that happens when a book is just so engrossing you never want it to end. The characters are so human, even with their divine sparks, and watching them grow together as they reach the explosive end of their journey only makes the unexpected ending that much better. Regardless of whether you’ve read every book in The Sundering, or just picked up The Sentinel, you’ll have no trouble following the story line and losing yourself in these characters. It’s a great choice for fantasy junkies, and anyone who loves a good read.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)