The magical Island of Kalaya is dying, along with its Sentinel.
The Assembly controls Kalaya. Originally set up to govern, they now persecute those with magic and exile them to the Turrak Mountains.
Tei, a tailor’s daughter, has always hidden her magic, but when her father’s old friend visits and warns them to flee to the mountains, she must leave her old life behind. On the journey, an attack leaves her father mortally wounded, and he has to entrust her into the care of the exiles.
Tei joins the exiles search for the new Sentinel — the only person capable of restoring the fading magic. But the Masked Riders are hunting the Sentinel too, and time, as well as hope, is running out.
Similarly to when I read Kings and Daemons, I was more interested in the side characters of this book, mainly Farrell and Brogan, instead of being invested in following Tei. I think the main reason for this was that I related to both of their lifestyles more than Tei’s. Also a large amount of Tei’s story-line was based on feelings/romance, which isn’t really my style of story. At times, that made the plot feel a bit slow, but the moments when the action picked up more than made up for it.
For those of you who enjoy romance and the like, I would definitely suggest giving The Lost Sentinel a read. Even as someone who almost never enjoys romance in a book, I was still able to see that it was written very well, and lead to some quite emotional moments.
The magic system was definitely much softer then my normal read, but again personal preference is the main factor that will determine how much that might affect you. By going with the soft system, the typical exposition dump was almost completely skipped, which was quite refreshing. For me, large amounts of exposition often seem forced, because you have characters explaining to each other what they would already know, so skipping over almost all of that definitely helped me to be immersed in the story right at the beginning.
I think my best summary of my thoughts would be that this story was very well done, but not my style. That, along with my overzealous TBRs, will probably mean I won’t get to the rest of this series. However, if you would like to, you can pick up the box set of all 3 books for just £3.99 HERE. I also would highly suggest you check out all the other bloggers on this tour HERE.