Guardians of Terath: Seeking Sorrow
written by Zen DiPietro
published by Soul Mate Publishing, 2015
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: I did.
It’s not the best book I’ve ever read, but it’s solid. The characters are complex and interesting, and DiPietro’s done a stellar job with world building. My only complaint is about pace. I’m typically an “OMG skip to the important parts” sort of gal, but I found myself wishing DiPietro would slow down a bit and let me enjoy the important moments more. Seeking Sorrow is a tightly packed book, but I hope DiPietro leaves room for some meandering in the rest of the series.
Would I recommend it: It’s definitely worth the investment.
About the book – from Goodreads: An earth-like world of high-tech humans faces the reality that their world is not as safe as they thought it was. Five people are thrown together to quietly get to the bottom of an unfathomable mana event that must stay quiet. If the population of Terath becomes aware of the truth, it will spark a civil war. That war would pit the majority of the population against the powerful minority with the ability to harness and manipulate mana. The resulting cataclysm would decimate the population and tear apart the foundation of society.
The five people chosen for this must reconsider everything they thought they knew about mana, even as they learn to trust one another’s abilities. They must embrace everything they never wanted in order to prevent the devastation of their world. One of them will be forever changed. Love will be denied, badassery will be unleashed, and Terath will never be the same.
About the author: Zen DiPietro is a lifelong bookworm, a fantasy/sci-fi writer, a dancer, and a mom of two. Also red-haired, left-handed, and a vegetarian geek. Absolutely terrible at conforming. Particular loves include badass heroines, Star Trek, British accents, baba ganoush, and the smell of Band-Aids. Writing reviews, author interviews, and fun stuff at www.womenofbadassery.com.