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- Print Length: 205 pages
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- Publication Date: October 20, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00OQTE9D0
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Sacrifice: The Dream Guild Chronicles - Book Three Kindle Edition
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Mr. Bruns' writing becomes better with each installment. I eagerly await the story of Gideon's parents' homecoming.
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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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.
The beginning was a little slow and I found myself wanting the older characters to hurry up and leave so I could finally get a good look at Gideon. I'd basically been waiting since book 1 for this and I guess I was expecting more, sooner. It's not until about the half way mark that things started picking up.
Once you get to that point though, the book is as well written and interesting as the last one, and definitely makes you want to continue with the series. The ending was really well done, though my only complaint is that I wish the Whisper Men were introduced sooner, because they were very cool.
Even though, in my opinion, this book didn't live up to the previous one, it was still an enjoyable read and Bruns is a talented writer that I will definitely continue to follow. If you've read his other books, definitely read this one!
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