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Ruins (Sentinel Trilogy) Paperback – May 18, 2015
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"Fast paced, surprising, and madly compelling."; Rosie Fletcher, Total Film; "A great, imaginative, gripping read..."; Nev Pierce, Editor-at-Large, Empire; "Joshua Winning could well be on to a winner with this unsettling but entertaining icebreaker; hopefully Nicholas and this trilogy will mature nicely together."; Claire Nicholls, SciFiNow Magazine; "Don't think you've read this before in the Harry Potter books, Sentinel sets a darker, grittier tone. The action is fast and violent, the monsters, including a seductive vampiress, are memorable."; John Wyatt, The Sun; "Written poetically, with carefully-drawn characters, this is an extremely promising YA debut by a young author."; Kate Whiting, Press Association; "Winning's eminently readable style, coupled with some strong characters and a pace that nicely rounds out the book make this a cut above the vast majority of the young-adult fiction market that tries the same approach."; Daniel Benson, HorrorTalk; "One for fans of Terry Pratchett, Edgar Allan Poe and Tolkien. Joshua Winning's Sentinel has everything fantasy readers could want: action, mystery, gore, magic and an orphan with wacky relatives."; Lizzy Fry, Culture Fly; "Adventure, twists, demons and mystery abound in this spellbinding tale of a hidden earthly underworld."; David Estes, author of The Moon Dwellers; "Sentinel first hooks you with a cadre of compelling and appealing characters, then before you know it, you're trapped in a nightmare of intangible forces that become more and more threatening, more and more clever, more and more inescapable. You definitely reach a point where you can't put the book down."; D.A. Metrov, author of Falcon Lord; "A well-crafted, sharply honed novel that creeps into your subconscious, settling deep before springing a few surprises upon the unsuspecting reader. You won't want to put it down, and you probably don't want to read it on your own in an empty house!"; Sarah McMullan, The 13th Floor
About the Author
Joshua Winning was born in Cambridge, but don't hold that against him. He's attempted to escape reality for most of his life by writing. As a child, that involved poring diligently over anything by C.S. Lewis or Robin Jarvis. When he's not writing about Sentinels, Joshua can usually be found watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Wire and Daria. He also works as a freelance journalist, writing about movies for Total Film, Little White Lies and movieScope. Joshua currently lives in North London with his cat Mia. Unfortunately, she's not a great conversationalist, but he's working on it.
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The novel moves quickly to one adventure to the next. The mysteries pile up. Whoever reads this story won't be bored. I loved reading it even though I had not read the first novel of this trilogy.
Disclaimer: I received an arc of this book free from the author/publisher from Netgalley. I was not obliged to write a favorable review, or even any review at all. The opinions expressed are strictly my own.
I hope I am able to read the final book in this series, as the Tortor and other things in this book are strangely familiar, and very eerie. I do want to see how this ends.
My copy came from Story Cartel. I was not required to leave a review, I did so of my own free choice. My opinions are my own.
Nicholas Hallow is a fantastic character. I liked him very much when I first met him in Sentinel. He has dealt with tragedy and faced danger which has destroyed his world with more bravery than even I would have in the same situation. Now he finds himself on a quest to locate a girl with extraordinary powers to help him fulfil a prophecy.
I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this book ever since I finished Sentinel in 2013. It was well worth the wait! I started to read this story and didn't put it down until I had finished it a few hours later. I was hooked from the first page and found myself sitting on the edge of my seat often. This story is told through several different points of view, which gives the reader a broader understanding of what is happening when Nicholas is elsewhere.
The characters come alive as the tale unfolds. I loved meeting Samuel Wilkins again. He was Nicholas's parents friend. I liked his spirit! At 71 years old, he's still got a lot of it, though his health is not as good as it once was. Isabel is a unique character, and her snarky and sarcastic comments had me giggling! I liked her very much, to say that she's now a cat. It's amazing what havoc a misfired spell can do to your perspective! Malika is her usual evil self but, now that Diltraa is dead, she has her own plans to follow and will stop at nothing to see them through.
There are also two new characters introduced in this book. They are Dawn Morgan and Rae Walker. These two girls bring different perspectives to the story. I liked Dawn, who is rather shy and emotionally damaged after an event that changed her life. But, as she interacts with Nicholas, she comes out of her shell more. Rae is more enigmatic. She has not had an easy life either, but she has had more problems in her fifteen years than most will have in their entire lifetime! She also happens to have a deadly power that she is struggling to control.
There are several twists and turns in this book that I didn't see coming, but they just added to a totally enthralling read! I found myself on an emotional roller coaster ride from beginning to end. By the end of the book, I still had some questions that needed to be answered (although a few that were left over from the first book were) but I am now looking forward to reading the next book in the trilogy as soon as I can!
Joshua Winning has written a fantastic sequel to his debut novel! I love his fast paced writing style, and the story flowed beautifully. This author is one to watch. He is one of only a handful of male authors who I have added to my favourite authors list and I can't wait to see what he will come up with in the future.
As this book is a Young Adult fantasy, I highly recommend this book (and series) to young readers aged 12+ and to adults who love YA stories filled with witches, demons, supernatural beings, danger and adventure! - Lynn Worton
The second book in this Trilogy did not disappoint! You tunnel forward into a dark strange story that you can’t predict. I think this second book is an improvement from the first book. I felt a more regular pacing in this book, which I expected since it is the second, and enjoyed it from start to finish. The imaginative characters and descriptions pull you into the story and easily make it an attention keeper.
I, once again, found it very easy to visualize the story and characters. I still love Isabel. The characters are very well developed and the building relationships between them are tangible and well executed. I anticipate that this will continue into the third book of the trilogy. Often, I find myself attracted to a writing style even more than a storyline. I love both in this instance. Some books I will put down after the first chapter because the writing doesn’t make me feel anything. I love the texture in Winning’s writing style. It is more prevalent in this second book and I found myself reading sections of this book again because I enjoyed the imaging that I found through the texture in writing. I’m eager to read the final book!
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