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The Founders (Sage Seed Chronicles) (Volume 1) Paperback – March 10, 2016
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Marisily has been living with her father, Jed, until the death of her mother when she knows she must leave if she is wanting to survive. Yet she still may not be safe from him. She finds a place to live, and learns about who she really is and with the help of others like her they may be able to get everything back to normal, although the cost may be high.
I was a little hesitant going into this book as I normally do not read fantasy generally but I got a little into this one and couldn't stop reading it. I found I almost forgot that it was fantasy as the author has you so involved with everything that's going on.
I absolutely loved the character of Marisily and how she evolved into herself through the book with the knowledge that she gained through reading the ancient books. Her relationship with Sombra and Halcon was awesome and I loved how they protected her.
I enjoyed getting to know all of the Sage's and all of their different skills and how they were able to all work together to help each other and everyone around them.
This is the beginning of a great series and I can't wait to read more about all the Sage's and the new characters that are introduced!
But be warned, there are a lot of characters, but never once did I get confused who was who. That’s a grand accomplishment.
But what I really enjoyed was the world building. The story opens after years of harsh weather due to a comet striking the planet. What’s really sad is that they should have possessed the knowledge to reduce the damage and speed the healing process. Instead, far too many regressed into the worst of humanity, abusing women, refusing to educate their children, stealing from others rather than pulling their own weight. In truth, they are at the tipping point of total self-annihilation.
Marisily is the daughter of one of the clever brutes. He appears to be a hardworking fellow, but he’s involved in a great deal of black deeds. He even kills his wife so he can take a younger girl who can give him a son. The moment Marisily’s mother dies from his abuse and neglect, he tells Marisily she can either leave or marry an old man who’s looking for a wife. Since leaving would normally be a death sentence, he thinks he’s being clever yet again.
Marisily not only leaves, but she blossoms into the grand young woman she was always mean to be.
What I like is that she didn’t achieve this by doing everything herself. Nope. She has lots of help from others who are also sages.
While long, the book never falters. You’ll be captivated. I especially liked that all the animals were sentient and could talk to the sages.
Intriguing from beginning to end, with a very satisfying ending
OK so, I really enjoyed this book (AND series) overall.
This story starts with a young (adult) Marisily, who is living in her fathers home with her mother and father. The father is an ass to put it mildly. The day they bury her mother her basically tells her shes taking up his air and space and shell either be married off, to a friend of his, or she can flee. She flees.
This book follows Marisily as she discovers so many things not only about her world, but herself as well. She forms strong friendships, and bonds that will last her lifetime.
This would have been a 5*, but I felt it dragged a little. It wasnt really bad, and managed to keep my attention,, just felt there were too many details. And I often felt myself skipping a paragraph here and there.
You can tell when I really love a great book when I review I tend to go on too much and when I have just liked a book, I keep it short and sweet!
In this case, I’m going to keep it short and sweet, with Founders.
In this Fantasy story, it started out two slow for me and wasn’t sure I wanted to continue, but I did and it took me a little while to finish.
The Characters I found, were developed enough I didn’t have any problem following the story line.
Some adults may find YA a little meh, for their tastes. But I kinda love YA stories. Overall I liked the story but I didn’t love it.