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- Publication Date: October 20, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00OQTE9D0
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Sacrifice: The Dream Guild Chronicles - Book Three Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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Mr. Bruns' writing becomes better with each installment. I eagerly await the story of Gideon's parents' homecoming.
In this third book in the Dream Guild Chronicles, David Bruns again draws us into the fascinating, interplanetary world of the Sindran refugees. This time, Gideon is the primary protagonist. After crash landing on an unknown planet, the Sindran group finds themselves under attack against the native people. As Gideon becomes involved with the indigenous population, both he and his orb come under threat, and he must figure out not only what they want with him, but also distinguish between his enemies and his allies—if he has any at all.
“Sacrifice” marks a continuation of the Dream Guild series, and as such readers will reap the most from the story by reading its two predecessors first. Fantasy and science-fiction readers will not want to miss this series. This third novel diverges somewhat from the others in its heightened complexity and the use of more adult situations. While clean, there are evident circumstances intended for mature audiences, including the overall theme of sacrifice. One of the many intriguing aspects of the book is Bruns’ use of various aboriginal communities and the interplay between them. Tension and suspense keep the storyline moving at a steady pace, right up to the very last page, and the ending promotes a desire for the continuation of the series.
Still a boy with a lot to learn, Gideon is hauled along on a harsh journey of discovery. What struck me most about Gideon’s story is his witness of other’s bravery. There are no clear-cut heroes. The side cast is interesting: a couple of twisted, selfish and evil characters splattered with others, who are by no means heroic, but who do possess redeemable qualities undermined by varying degrees of self-interest, cruelty, and devious treachery. Of them all, I think Mora, a young girl introduced later in the tale, impressed me the most with her inner moral fibre as she quietly endures the difficulties of a quest to rescue her brother.
As the title implies, this story focuses on sacrifice. I don’t want to give too much away, but there is a deeper message here. There are people whose gifts are handed to them on a plate, who are loath to give them up, and who reach high in life only because of those prepared to sacrifice themselves for the greater good. These gifted people may well have good intent at their heart, but they do not necessarily deserve the idolisation their gifts command. It’s what they do with their gift that counts the most.
Sacrifice provides a glimpse of a greater good coming up in the next book and I am looking forward to discovering the man Gideon becomes as David Bruns reveals more of his magical tale. I can highly recommend this series for science fiction and fantasy readers who love discovering new cultures complete with legends and links to our past. Suitable for Young Adults.
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If you have been following the series, this story is about Gideon, the brother of Sariah, as he is left on a planet, hopefully to survive and thrive. Because of the deterioration of his father, the ship crash-lands, and so the excitement begins early-on. The ship does get repaired enough so that Gideon's parents and the others get away and begin their journey home.
Gideon finds himself captured by a tribe of people who are very primitive and scary. The excitement builds steadily from there and does not let you go until the very end. As stated by another reviewer, the main theme of the book is sacrifice, and there is a lot of it. I won't spoil the story, so you will just have to read it to find out what happens. Be sure to read the whole series in order. You won't be disappointed.