Seeking Solace: Book I Solace

Seeking Solace Book I Solace The first book in the Solace trilogy follows Arvana the only Solacian capable of seeing the Blue Eye s revelations as she reluctantly leaves her cloistered refuge to seek a champion to wield a relic

  • Title: Seeking Solace: Book I Solace
  • Author: Anna Steffl
  • ISBN: 9780988273979
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback
  • The first book in the Solace trilogy follows Arvana, the only Solacian capable of seeing the Blue Eye s revelations, as she reluctantly leaves her cloistered refuge to seek a champion to wield a relic against the resurrected draeden The obvious champion is the charismatic Prince Chane Lerouge, who possesses the one remaining sword the ancestors used to end the Reckoning.The first book in the Solace trilogy follows Arvana, the only Solacian capable of seeing the Blue Eye s revelations, as she reluctantly leaves her cloistered refuge to seek a champion to wield a relic against the resurrected draeden The obvious champion is the charismatic Prince Chane Lerouge, who possesses the one remaining sword the ancestors used to end the Reckoning But the unknown warrior, Captain Degarius, unrelentingly pursues a rud lake monster with a blade whispered to be blessed Will Arvana s mission earn her the elusive solace she seeks or spiral her heart and the world into a second Reckoning if she chooses the wrong man Downplaying magic in favor of romance and fantasy, Arvana s adventure boasts strong characters in an immersive, realistic new realm.

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    1. As I am not a fantasy reader, I began this book with a bit of trepidation. Having said that, it turned out to be a FANTASTIC read. Although difficult to summarize without spoilers, I would best call this a "good-versus-apocalyptic-evil" story. It's premise bears some similarity to the Lord of the Rings series, with its evil creatures, dark lord, and premise of supernatural forces of good and evil battling for dominion, but with stronger romantic undertones.The story was extremely well-written. T [...]

    2. Here's the deal. I like fantasy, but my mind usually wanders during the overdescription or silly songs (see Rings, Lord of the) or it leaves me feeling as though I've lost all faith in humanity (see Thrones, Game of). With Anna Steffl's Seeking Solace, I get the best of fantasy combined with tight story telling, thorough world building, compelling characters, witty dialogue, and a prose so graceful I can't help but be jealous.Many moons ago there was a Reckoning, and the Easternland still hasn't [...]

    3. Steffl’s Seeking Solace is the book many of us geek-girls have been waiting to be written. From the moment I read the Hobbit as a young girl, I have been in love with the Fantasy genre, and Steffl’s book does not disappoint in regards to what is expected of a book labeled ‘fantasy.’ The world is built richly for the imperfect characters to journey through a complex plot filled with twist and turns. The epic struggle between good and evil is present and like Lord of the Rings, the charact [...]

    4. What a beautifully written book. I'm not sure I can recall the last time I read something where the prose had such an elegant flow. Seeking Solace is fantasy but stands out in my mind for its more manageable length and patient pacing. We aren't thrown at break-neck speed into a vast world, hoping to God we can keep up. (Not that there isn't a time and a place for that.) The word 'refreshing' is used a lot. But not by me. This book, for me, was different and refreshing.My only tip is to pay atten [...]

    5. I really enjoyed this novel. I am an avid reader, and often seek out authors that are new to me. I started out reading Seeking Solace without any real idea of what to expect. I found a well-written book with well-developed and believable characters, and a fast-paced plot. It's tough to find a book where the author takes the time to really flesh out the characters--or the characters will be well-written but the storyline is lacking. I read this very fast and can't wait to find out what will happe [...]

    6. Rich world, dynamic characters that feel real, and a compelling plot that left me wanting more. I will definitely be continuing the series. Also, a great read for those looking for stories starring strong female characters.

    7. Rating: 3I won a copy of this book for an honest review. This will never effect how I like or rate a book.It took me awhile but I think I finally figured out what this book needed. It needed to be longer. I praise it for fitting in as much as it did with how short it was but it needed more.I suppose I'll start with the good: Really nice cover; but then I can't help but be attracted to a book with a sword on its cover, it's a bit of a weakness of mine. ;) Since it was such a short book it was an [...]

    8. I received this book through the first reads--my first win actually, and I was thrilled.I am an avid fantasy reader so from the very beginning, I was skeptical of the quality due to the short length of the book.The writing is very well done and engaging. The language is accessible and the characters are easy to differentiate.*Spoilers Ahead*(view spoiler)[This book had a few things that I had a hard time getting past, though.From the very first, I felt as though I had missed a big chunk of the [...]

    9. I won this book through a giveaway and was sent a free copy from the author.I have to start by saying how much I loved Arvana. So much is unknown to her but she never shies away from making a decision, hopefully the best decision she is capable of making. I would have loved to read more about her past, why she sought solace and how it might have changed her. A lot of female characters in books, especially fantasy novels, are badly written but I feel like Arvana had a decent start in Seeking Sol [...]

    10. I'll add my vote to the "not a regular fantasy reader, but this one hooked me" pile. Perhaps it was the post-apocalyptic elements scattered throughout like little Easter eggs. Maybe it was the characters, especially the female main Arvana. Or it could've been that it was a new take on dragons, which I really hope to see more of in future books. But above all, it was the storytelling. High fantasy tends to be long-winded on description, IMHO, but Steffl manages to do a phenomenal job balancing wo [...]

    11. This was a very light yet interesting read. I could easily see myself continuing this series. I probably would've given it 4 stars except that it was really hard to grip the setting/story at first, the author could've done a better or more detailed job explaining things, and all character and place names are similar making it a challenge to follow or know exactly who you are reading about. I know there is a pattern of name choices I.e. "chancellor" or "madre" at the beginning of each name but si [...]

    12. I won Seeking Solace here on . I have to admit the cover is what drew my eye to the book. I really do like it.Seeking Solace is a well written fantasy story that has many enriched characters. There is magic, dragons, sword fighting, war, love and duty. The world building is beautifully written without dumping a whole of unnecessary information. The characters are three dimensional. They are not perfect, they all have flaws.Arvana is a little too timid compared to the type of protagonist that I n [...]

    13. Seeking Solace is the first book in the Solace seies. The author weaves the tale of two kingdoms together into a fantastic believable world, brimming with royalty, religions, and madness. There are more than one protagonist, so the author puts you in many characters shoes and although there is a true sense of good and evil, one doesn't have to look too far to see that this author is skilled in showing us that all is not what it seems.Lovers of epics such as the Game of Thrones will love this boo [...]

    14. This is an interesting mix of fantasy and romance set in a post apocalyptic earth. She doesn't go down the Mad Max path but creates an agrarian future with fantastic elements (ex: dragons). Initially, I didn't realize this was post apocalyptic earth and I was annoyed by some of the word choices until that clever description of a plane. That is probably when I started to appreciate this novel. All of her major characters are complex and I really like Degarius. Sometimes I want to SIT Arvana down [...]

    15. Seeking Solace is well written and fast paced. And there is my problem. There are many characters and three plots going on. I didn't find any of them developed enough for my liking. I would have liked more background into the characters and history of this fantasy world. Maybe this will show up as the series continues. Like most books in a series you are left with unanswered questions and wanting more. I hope to be able to get some answers in the second book. The series is worth the try.

    16. Solace Trilogy or part 1?I have read quite a few trilogies lately and have been very disappointed. They really seem to be a single book, divided into three parts, for the single reason of monetary gains. This practice is unacceptable! As I move to book 2 of this trilogy, I hope this series is the exception to the rule. I will let you know.

    17. 3.5/5.0Anna Steffl has crafted a fantasy opener with a solid backstory.Read full review in the 2014 September issue of InD’tale Magazine.

    18. From the opening paragraph, I was hooked in the author's world with her magical, poetic prose and great characterization.Arvana, a humble mystic, is a character I completely fell in love with and look forward to the rest of the series to discover her ultimate fate.Highly-recommended.

    19. This book is beautifully written and wonderfully engaging, with a terrific plot twist. The characters are very real, and the danger is palpable. Seeking Solace is sci-fi with romance, and a book to enjoy.

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