The Soul and The Seed by Arie Farnam

The Soul and the Seed (The Kyrennei #1)The Soul and the Seed by Arie Farnam (Book 1 of the Kyrennei series)

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.

16 thoughts on “The Soul and The Seed by Arie Farnam

  1. Thanks so much for this review. I’ve been looking for some new books to recommend to my daughter who has read her way through pretty much everything the library has to offer. This looks like a fabulous read – not just for her, but for me, too!

    I see that the author will be guest-blogging here tomorrow so I’ll have to go and read that, as well. I think these kinds of books – where fantasy and reality are mixed to tell stories of horror and fear, exclusion and anxiety that still hold out the prospect of a flame of hope and ultimately, redemption, are vital for teens, and all of us, as that really is the human experience in a nutshell.

    I look forward to reading this, and I’ll be back to read Arie’s post tomorrow!


  2. Had to check this out because the title really grabbed me. Great, will be back tomorrow to find out more about the author. This sounds like a very interesting and compelling read, there’s something of excited breathlessness in your review – very enticing Rosie! Blessings, H xxx


  3. Many many thanks to Rosie for such a beautiful review and an engaging page! I am glad this sparks interest in readers and I hope much fun can be had by all. Thank you for your comments!


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