The Sower Comes

Book Three in the Solas Beir Trilogy

Young Adult - Fantasy - General
290 Pages
Reviewed on 10/27/2015
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Author Biography

Melissa Eskue Ousley is the award-winning author of The Solas Beir Trilogy, a young adult fantasy series. Her first book, Sign of the Throne, won a 2014 Eric Hoffer Book Award and a 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award.

She lives in the Pacific Northwest with a piranha, her family, and their Kelpie, Gryphon. When she’s not writing, Melissa can be found hiking, swimming, scuba diving, or walking along the beach, poking dead things with a stick.

Before she became a writer, Melissa had a number of jobs that contributed to her education and enlightenment, ranging from the summer she scraped roadkill off a molten desert highway, to years of conducting social science research with an amazing team of educators at the University of Arizona. Her interests in psychology, culture, and mythology have influenced her writing of The Solas Beir Trilogy.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite

The Sower Comes by Melissa Eskue Ousley is book 3 in the Solas Beir Trilogy. I would recommend reading books 1 and 2 first, otherwise you might become a bit confused, and you'd miss out on the fantastic journey of the characters. David has to deal with the love of his life going missing, and most likely even being dead, and his friend Jon is also missing. In addition to that, he has to judge his aunt Lucia, and if she is found guilty, he'd be the one to execute her. But during the trial something unexpected happens. In this last part of the journey, David and his friends have to face their most challenging opponent so far: a being called the Sower. And they have to find a solution for a plague that threatens to destroy everything they hold dear.

While the characters deserve a rest, it is sad that The Sower Comes by Melissa Eskue Ousley is the end of the journey so far. I enjoyed travelling with the characters, and always felt totally immersed in the world. I still couldn't say who my favourite character is as everyone is quite interesting, with their own unique traits. David definitely has changed a lot since the beginning of the series. Melissa Eskue Ousley did something many YA writers fail to do these days: write three interesting books in a series. Often you pick up book one in a series, you love it, but then the rest is just rubbish (for me, Divergent is one example. That was a good book, but then everything else was disappointing). The Solas Beir Trilogy does not disappoint. Every single book is well written, exciting, and a page-turner. The story was truly suited for a trilogy, and not just a one-book story that was extended to make more money (which seems to be the case with other YA trilogies).

If you like YA fantasy, and have been disappointed by other trilogies, I would recommend the Solas Beir Trilogy to you, because it does take you on a multi-book journey that does NOT disappoint. In addition to that, the design is also fantastic. The cover looks great, and the contents of the book are also well formatted.