The Sentinel Trilogy Book 1

Young Adult - Fantasy - General
308 Pages
Reviewed on 10/15/2016
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Stephen Fisher for Readers' Favorite

Sentinel by Jamie Foley is a fantasy story that begins with Darien and his older sister, Tera, after their car had just been hit by a meteor during a meteor shower that has caused widespread damage. Tera’s arm is badly injured, so Darien calls 911, only to be mocked by the operator. By chance, along comes Levi Emberhawk, who just happens to be a grand master from the nearby Serran Academy; rumored to be a school that teaches black magic. Levi convinces them to let him take Tera to the school to get her arm healed, and afterwards he diverts a meteor before it crashes into them. Once there, they meet Aliah Valinor who is skilled in the healing arts. Aliah’s older brother, Jet, hears Darien’s thoughts about his sister and attacks Darien by trapping his mind in the Abyss with a crazed Minotaur. Afterwards, Levi convinces Jet to pay for Darien’s tuition and they are allowed to attend the academy. As Tera and Darien begin learning about their powers, the school is attacked by soldiers. During the slaughter, Darien and his new friends escape to safety with the help of Jet. They are taken to hide out at his family’s home in Valinor, while they search for answers as to whom and why they were attacked.

Ms. Foley does a great job of capturing readers’ attention and holding it prisoner throughout the book. She has created a world that combines spiritual powers or magic with other talents associated with E.S.P. What immediately got my attention was Jamie’s dialog, written with sarcastic wit that had me chuckling out loud throughout the book. Combined with lots of action and suspense, Sentinel is the first book in The Sentinel Trilogy that is brilliantly written, and succeeds on all levels with me. I look forward enthusiastically to the next book. Well done!