Title: The Sower Comes (The Solas Beir Trilogy #3)
Author: Melissa Eskue Ousley
Genre: YA Fantasy Fiction
Published On: 11th July 2015
As the new king of a world in turmoil, life for David Corbin is grim, at best.
Abby Brown, the love of his life, has vanished without a trace, and David fears the worst: that she was brutally murdered by the Daughters of Mercy, vicious creatures employed by Tynan Tierney, an evil lord vying for the throne. One of David’s best friends, Jon, has been captured by the Kruorumbrae, Tierney’s army of bogeymen, and David has no idea if he’s still alive, or how to rescue him. The powerful Eastern Oracle has pledged loyalty to Tierney’s cause, and all communication with David and the other three Oracles has ceased. Cai Terenmare is on the brink of war. And, to make matters worse, a new evil has arisen, the mysterious Sower, a monster puppeteered by Tierney himself.
On the bright side, David has his treacherous aunt locked up in his dungeon. Lucia’s not happy that her ex, Tierney, tried to kill her, and she owes David for saving her life. Lucia may have critical information about Tierney’s plans for the Sower, but after all the trouble she’s caused, can David ever trust her again?
My Rating: 5 Stars
*Firstly I’d like to thank the author of the book, Melissa Eskue Ousley for providing me with a paperback ARC. I’m very grateful of her that she found me capable enough to review her book.*
This book starts from where the last one ends. David Corbin is the Solas Beir of Cai Terenmare but he very well knows that his throne is in danger and with Abby not by his side he has lost all his hopes to live even. The book starts with a very depressing note since nothing good is going on as last read in “The Rabbit and the Raven”. Lucia is back in Cai Terenmare and is really hurt by the way Tierney used and treated her. For the sake of his people David is still sitting on his throne but for how long would he be able to,even he doesn’t know.
Tierney who is the main villain of the story has unleashed a beast, Sower who has the power and capability to snatch away the throne of Solas Beir from David, but would he be able to protect his people from the ruthless Sower and save them from getting infected even after losing all his powers is the primary question of the book.
Writing style is narrative and the language used is very good. A perfectly entwined and written urban fantasy fiction. This book does justice to the other two prequels written. The unpredictability of the book and the suspense of what is going to happen lasts till the end. This book teaches us that there is a bit of Darkness amongst all of us but we have to deal with it and not let it dominate us and control our decisions. And there is Light in all of us too. Which path do we choose depends entirely upon us. There has been a constant message in this trilogy and that is that there is a bit of magic in all of us. Abby being a human became a C’aislingaer. We just have to believe in ourselves and discover that hidden power and magic. The author has woven the emotions and feelings of the characters very commendably. You’ll be able to perfectly imagine the war scenario and feel the tensed feelings of the characters. This book contains all the ingredients to be a perfect read. Beautifully written book of Love, Affection, Loyalty, Sacrifice, Responsibility and nonetheless of having faith and believing in oneself. This is recommended to all ages. A truly deserving finale, I’ll miss the characters and the kingdom of Cai Terenmare. This book gave me a fairy tale feeling and I hope the author writes more books with the same genre.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Melissa Eskue Ousley is the award-winning author of The Solas Beir Trilogy, a young adult fantasy series.
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, she had a number of enlightening jobs, ranging from a summer spent scraping roadkill off a molten desert highway, to years of conducting 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.