My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Soul and The Seed is an extremely powerful book. A Fantasy thriller that is very realistic. Sixteen year old Aranka lives in a trailer with her Dad and older brother, she has few friends and is unpopular at school. Very quickly the action starts when medical staff insist on a preventative health screen involving a blood test from all the students. There is a suspected super virus going around and from the results kids are quickly taken to hospital.
Fear and horror follow with the kids cut off from their families, they are given drugs to fight the illness. The treatment they get made me want to turn away in disgust, but I also needed to read on and find out what happened.
I don’t want to give away any more of this compelling plot, but there are myths and ancient runes mixing the past with a heart-breaking discovery of hope in the present, and an echo of many communities around the world who keep their own traditions but suffer from others who are hungry for power.
No! I wanted to shout when the book finished but the story had not. Can’t wait for book 2 in the series.
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Arie will be joining us on the blog tomorrow as our guest author with news of her next book.