Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
first book read by me in 2016
**** Great! Would definitely re-read it.
This book was not what I expected it to be. It surprised me on many levels. It never bored me for even 1 second, a true pageturner! The characters are very vivid and they surprised me plenty of times. The storyline itself also went from character to character, but at the end, they all fell into one place. Some people are not what they seem, and about some characters I'm still not sure whether I can trust them or not.
The story takes us back to the Middle Ages, and we mostly follow the three Main charaters; Quin, Shinobu and John. They've all been training for years, to take an oath, and become a Seeker. This always seemed like an honor, but on the first night, when they get their first assignment and travel to 'There', nothing seems to be less true. The truth gets revealed and shows that their honor has become nothing but disgrace and leaves both Quin and Shinobu with nothing but distaste. While Quin is going through a struggle, realising her whole life has been a lie, John chooses another path to seek for his own justice, for himself and his family. All of them have to make hard choices and decide between what is right and wrong. But when their worlds have been flipped upside down, it makes it harder to see, which path will lead to victory and justice, and which will lead to doom and destruction.
It really is an amazing and exciting journey, and I'm eager to read the sequel once it's released.