Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Seth's review of The Seventeenth Pocket by Hargus Montgomery
The Seventeenth Pocket is the first book in the series “The Last Days of Kerious Pye”.
Book One follows Arden McGivven, a member of an ancient and honorable order of explorers living quietly with us throughout history. When the old voyager meets gravely ill, fourteen-year-old Megan Carlson, he confides in her, revealing secrets about her past, including her real name. He offers Megan a glimpse of her future only days before she sets off on her own unexpected voyage.
As the series continues, more secretive explorers gradually reveal themselves to confront a threat to their home and this world. Forced to escape, readers are shown the way to places they thought existed only in the imagination.
Who are these ancient expeditionaries? Why are they here? How do they know our past and our real names? A search for answers begins in The Seventeenth Pocket.
What can I say about this book? I was pleasantly surprised. I did not expect to be pulled into the story of the book the way that I was. I mean, at first it was a little on the slow side but once the main characters second life began the book threw me for a loop and I was hooked. I generally don’t go into too many details when writing reviews as to not spoil the story for people. If you want a synopsis on what the book is about I am sure you can find one on the authors webpage. The characters were well written, the plot made sense and had a good hook, and I read it from front to back in one setting. If I can’t say anything better about this book then I don’t know what will convince you to read it.
Seth gives The Seventeenth Pocket: 4/5.
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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Neither Seth nor I were compensated for this review.