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The Lost Sentinel

(Silent Sea Chronicles #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  39 reviews
The magical island of Kalaya is dying, along with its Sentinel.

The Assembly controls Kalaya. Originally set up to govern, they now persecute those with magic and exile them to the Turrak Mountains.

Tei, a tailor’s daughter, has always hidden her magic but when her father's old friend visits and warns them to flee to the mountains she must leave her old life behind.
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Kindle Edition, 363 pages
Published June 16th 2017
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Sep 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, magic, chosen-one
The island of Kalaya has a magic in it's land. There are those who live there that feel that connection and because of this also share in this magic. They are the mystics and the protectors. But not all that dwell on the island feel this connection, the non magic folk of the land are becoming more and more fearful of magic and it's users, this is due to the Assembly. A group of men who feel magic is poison and because of this those who are connected to Kalaya are living in fear hiding their magi ...more
Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)

This book is really GOOD!. I think it has a great world building and it has kept me entertained from the beginning to the end. I want to remind you of the importance of supporting our inde authors, they really need and appreciate our support


4/5 Stars

You can find this one and more of my review on my blog A Book. A Thought.

It's so hard to explain what exactly this book is about, I think I couldn't do better than the synopsis and I'll not try it lol.

From the first chapter I knew that I would en
May 11, 2018 rated it liked it

Full spoiler-free review now on my blog

The main plotline takes place in the world of Kalaya. On the one hand, we have the normal people ruled by the Assembly who have turned their back on magic and blame the fact that the land is dying on the people who wield it. On the other hand, we have the exiled magic-wielders who found their refuge in the mountains and build a home there. They are led by a powerful figure called the Sentinel, but the current Sentinel is dying and there needs to be a n
SA Krishnan
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very interesting premise

Kalaya is a land where magic has been forgotten and now it is dying. The people with magic have all been driven to the mountains and there they are trying to live, away from the normal people. The magical people are led by the Sentinel and now the Sentinel is dying.
Tei is the MC and she has been trained to hide her powers all her life. Her journey to find the next Sentinel and find a way to save the island along with her friends, makes the entire story.
The world building
Aisling O'Rourke
Jun 08, 2018 rated it liked it
----Spoiler Free Review----

The Lost Sentinel by Suzanne Rogerson is the first book in the Silent Sea Chronicles. It is told in the third person perspective from a full cast of characters, and takes places in the fictional world of Kalaya. The world is made up of mystics- those who have the ability to wield magic, and protectors- those who protect the magic users. However, the current sentinel is dying, and if the next sentinel is not found in time the magic of Kalaya will die too.

There were a n
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
This isn't the first book I have read of Suzanne Rogerson, but it is the start of a series and I was quite excited about this. In this book we get transported to Kalaya and a magical world that will make the reader want to read more and discover what the characters will do, and how the story will develop.

The fact that the book is in the third person POV made it wonderfull for me because I felt like it was easier to connect with all the characters and understand their thoughts and feelings, and i
May 30, 2017 rated it liked it
The following review was originally posted on Another World

Would the mention of people being hoodwinked into acting against their own interests by an unscrupulous political leader, exploiting their ignorance and prejudice to persuade them to scapegoat a minority group for all their problems, cause you to think of real world events? It probably would; as would the plight of refugees; as would hardships brought about by environmental issues. In this respect, The Lost Sentinel (book 1 of a new
Susan Hampson
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-reads
This is the second book of Suzanne Rogerson’s that I have read so I felt that I had some sort of idea of her writing style but wow has she raised the bar. What makes it even more exciting is that this is the first book in a trilogy so I know it is going to be one hell of an epic journey for both the characters and readers alike.
I soon developed character envy after reading the opening chapter, Tei  even as a child, had the gift of leaving her body and wondering as a spirit on the astral plane, p
LJ (On The Shelf Reviews)
So I said to myself this year, I wanted to read a little more fantasy, it’s a genre that I keep meaning to read more of. The blurb of The Lost Sentinel, the first of the Silent Seas Chronicles, really intrigued me and I love anything that contains magic so I thought I’d give it a go!

Tei is a tailor’s daughter, living an ordinary life, hiding her magic as it is feared and blamed for all that goes wrong on the island of Kalaya, until the day her powers are discovered and she is forced to run.

Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I felt like I had a good connection with the characters and I understood most of their thoughts and feelings. I would have liked a bit more depth with their development but I was still satisfied with what I knew about them.

Tei was clearly a confused young woman and I understood her troubles and fears. I was a little thrown by the development of her love interest but the rest of her character seemed quite believable.

There were lots of point of view changes and this sometimes interrupted
Jessica Belmont
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you know me, you know I jump at the chance to read a new fantasy book, so when The Lost Sentinel became available, I knew I needed to read it. I’m really glad I did!!

Let’s start with the world building, which is very important in a fantasy novel. Suzanne Rogerson excels at it. The world is incredibly detailed, and I could imagine myself there.

The characters are really good. Most were developed really well, and I was able to distinguish between them. My only critique is that some of the second
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Wow, after reading this book I am emotionally drained…but in a good way. ‘The Lost Sentinel’ is the first book in the ‘Silent Sea Chronicles’ fantasy series and is an amazing read!

The book starts by introducing us to a young Tei who has the ability to walk the Astral Plane but has a terrifying experience while there. Nine years later and Tei’s life is shattered when she and her father have to flee their home in order to be safe. At first the story was easy to get into. The action surrounding Tei
This review originally appeared on BrizzleLass Books.

I will admit that after Visions of Zarua I had set the bar exceptionally high for Suzanne Rogerson, probably unreasonably high for any author to have to live up to and I’m just glad that as bloggers we don’t tell authors about these invisible bars we sometimes set because I may have given the poor author a heart attack with this one. But not only did Suzanne Rogerson meet my expectations with The Lost Sentinel she surpassed them. Let’s talk ab
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I will admit I’ve never read any of Suzanne’s books shes wrote. I will have to get around and get reading as they sound amazingly good. If you have been fortunate to have read her other books then you know you wont be disappointed in reading this book

Kalaya (what a beautiful name for a magical island) sounds like the most majestic and beautiful magic island that you want to go to and see. Well I do anyway 🙂

We have a little girl called Tei. She is a daughter to a tailor. A mysterious man visited
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantasy lovers need to be celebrating right now because “The Lost Sentinel” is being released this week! You do not want to miss this first in a new series from Suzanne Rogerson. The story takes place on the island of Kalaya where the magic that sustains life on the island is dying. Tei and her father are forced to flee their home in the night because Tei has a magical gift. The Assembly is cracking down on those with magic in an attempt to completely rid the island of magic. Tei must flee to th ...more
Sissy Lu {Book Savvy Reviews}
A solid 3.5 savvy crowns.

This book grabbed my attention, to begin with. A fantasy novel that revolves around an astral realm, the heroine is somehow connected to it and holds great importance. I smelled a quest! To which I shouted, yes, yes, yes!

Initially, I was so intrigued by the idea of this, Tei was a likable character and drew me into the story, but soon into the story more than a few characters were dropped in and I found the stories began to branch off. For me, this caused issues because
Jessica Bronder
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
We start this story on the island of Kalaya, which is an island that is slowly dying. There a group of people called the Assembly has the rule of the land and enforces that any magic user needs to be killed since they are the ones killing the land. We meet Tei, a tailor’s daughter that has magic and has been using it since she was young.

One day her magic is discovered and her and her father must go on the run to the mountains where the exiles live, other magic users. But the trip is perilous an
‘The Lost Sentinel’ was a little different from the other fantasy books I have read, mainly because it involved pirates and this was my first read that involved them! Thank you Suzzanne for bringing me to the world of pirates! 😀

The story basically proceeds in three parts, one follows Tei and her search for the Lost Sentinel, the second follows Farell and the people of Stone Haven who just want a good life away from the hardships they have to endure day in and day out. Lastly there is Brogan, an
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book introduces you to Tei whose life takes a turn after an old friend of her father's warns them to leave their life behind.

With "The Lost Sentinel", Suzanne Rogerson presents us with several interwoven plot lines, one covering Tei and her companions, another getting closer to Brogan, and a third one is on Farrell. All plot lines are relevant, even if I admittedly had a ranking for them i.e. one that I could not get too warm with. The story is skilfully elaborated, comprises interesting tu
Yvonne Davies
Once you start this book you realise that you are going on a magical adventure. Meeting Tei straightaway, you follow her as she realises that her life is going to change. As the story continues you meet Brogan and Farrell, whilst there is no connection between them, they share Kalaya in common. Written in 3rd person POV, enables you to follow each of their story without being confused and I got drawn into a story that gave me excitement and heartbreak.
I liked Tei, Brogan and Farrell straightawa
Anita Dawes
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The magical island of Kalaya is dying, along with its guardian, the Sentinel. This is caused by the ruling Assembly with their determination to rid Kalaya of magic and the people who practice it, thereby giving them total control of the island and its inhabitants. The people go along with this, for they are starving and believe that magic is the cause.
As the people turn their backs on magic and the people who use it, Tia is forced to flee to the Turrak mountains with her father to join the other
AJ Deane
Jun 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Having previously read Rogerson’s ‘Visions of Zarua’ (a good book), I stated at the time that she is a very competent writer and that I would be happy to read more of her work, so I readily accepted the offer to take part in this blog tour.
This is the first novel in the ‘Silent Sea Chronicles’, which introduces us to many of the characters who will appear over the course of the series. As previously mentioned, Rogerson’s world-building and ability to weave separate storylines is capable – indeed
Maxine Robinson
Jun 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
3.5 stars
Full review up on my blog

The Lost Sentinel is a character driven fantasy set in the beautiful land of Kalaya. Here the magic runs deep through the land, giving to the people and as they pass on, their magic is absorbed back into the land. The Sentinel guards the magic, holds it tight, protecting Kalaya and the people, but as times pass people begin to forget. People with magic are exiled, new people rule who begin pushing for magic to be banned. Things are going wrong on the astral pla
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I would like to thank CreateSpace Publishing and the Netgalley website for this partnership.

I was immediately attracted to the cover and the summary.

The story takes place on the island of Kaya which is magical but she is dying. All those who use magic are exiled in the mountains.

Tei, a tailor's daughter, hides her magic but one day she is forced to flee to the mountains. But on the way her father is wounded to death, he will reveal things to her that she never thought she would discover one day
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star, fantasy
I loved this character-based fantasy.

I'm not going to go into the plot as the synopsis does a much better job of it than I could, but I will say the storyline was brilliant.

The wide and varied cast of characters, both the good and the bad guys, were multi-dimensional individuals and most were easy to connect with. A lot of the characters had interesting back stories which added to the storyline and made their actions understandable.

The world building and visual descriptions were amazing, I could
Freddie Silva
Jun 27, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was entertaining with good world building. While I enjoyed the characters, they could have been developed a bit deeper. The pacing of the narrative is a bit quick and I wanted to have more time to understand the characters. The frequent Point of View changes and scene breaks were a little distracting as well. So for me, the story flow could have been smoother.

Even with these pacing issues, the story is well-written, the characters believable, and the plot entertaining. The different c
Judy Macneil
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The lost sentinel: Silent Sea Chronicles- Book 1

I truly enjoyed this story! The characters were easy to relate to. The struggles they face are heroic. The battles are intense. Halfway through I read the last chapter, it was so intriguing, I had to read faster to find out how it happened. The evil is close, I am off to read book 2.
Shelley Clarke
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
loved this story & finished it in two sittings! Have just bought Book 2 & 3 in the saga. If you want to be taken away to another world with fantastic characters & superb plot, this is for you! ...more
Sally Maxwell
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Xpresso book tours for the arc of this book.
I enjoyed this book from start to finish and look forward to seeing how this series evolves.
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A newly found writer

Like a lot of people, I'm a little hesitant about reading indie writers, but I had none of that trepidation with this book. Roberson has created an exciting new world with characters i care about enough to want to read the next book (and any that follow)! My only criticism were the love matches, which all seemed to come out of nowhere, but afterwards did take a believable track. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read epic fantasy with characters you'll root
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Suzanne lives in Middlesex, England with her husband, two children and a crazy puppy.

Her writing journey began at the age of twelve when she completed her first novel. She discovered the fantasy genre in her late teens and has never looked back. Giving up work to raise a family gave Suzanne the impetus to take her attempts at novel writing beyond the first draft, and she is lucky enough to have a

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