Sentinals Series Book 3.5
by Helen Garraway
Genre: Epic Fantasy Adventure
Sentinals Recovery is a novella set in the world of Remargaren. It occurs immediately after the battle at Oprimere. Although this is a complete story, the reader would benefit from reading the first three books in the series.
Birlerion is recovering from the near fatal injuries he received in his second, epic battle with the Ascendants. He returns home to Greenswatch, the Watch that adopted him, to recuperate and finally meet his Darian stallion, Kin’arol, who has been waiting, somewhat impatiently, to bond with him.
Only Kin’arol is not there. Someone has stolen him. For such a distinctive horse, he has vanished into thin air.
Though not fully recovered, and still hampered by his injuries, Birlerion sets off, accompanied by his brother Versillion, to recover his horse. Not even Assassins, belligerent Terolians or the harsh Terolian desert will stop him from bonding with Kin’arol, though his failing body might.
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Kayerille took them to a local bar, introduced them to the owner, and sat back as Birlerion proceeded to befriend everyone and drink them all under the table. By the end of the night, only Birlerion was still standing, singing the Lady’s hymn under his breath. Versillion found him staring up at the moon, hugging a wine bottle.
Birlerion lurched round and peered at his brother. “Versssilll?”
Versillion grabbed Birlerion’s arm and forced him into a chair. Looking around, he saw Landis and Kayerille slumped against each other over a table. “What have you done?”
Versillion went to find the owner and ordered plenty of black coffee. He forced Birlerion to take a mug as he tried to wake Oscar up. “Oscar, drink the coffee. You can’t let your men see you like this, nor the elders; not on your first night.”
Oscar groaned but took the mug. “My head,” he said, looking around blearily. “Where are we?”
“In a bar, you fool. What were you thinking?”
“Birlerion was happy. We wanted to make the most of it.”
Versillion stared at Birlerion before crouching in front of him. “Birlerion? What is it?”
Birlerion tilted his head and drank his coffee, keeping his silver eyes on his brother. “Why does it have to be anything?”
“You never get drunk.”
“’Bout time I did, then. Can’t go through life never getting drunk.”
Kayerille stirred as Oscar nudged her. He shoved a mug under her nose, and she inhaled and opened her eyes.
“What happened?” Versillion asked.
“Nothing,” replied Birlerion.
“It’s not nothing.”
“Versillion.” Birlerion sighed. “Leave it.”
“What did Leyandrii say?”
Kayerille looked up, her eyes widening.
“She said goodbye.” Birlerion’s eyes shone with unshed tears.
Versillion gripped his shoulder. “You fool. It’s not forever. She will return.”
Birlerion’s lips twisted. “You think? She said goodbye, Versillion,” he whispered. “She said she could no longer cross the Veil, and she was leaving Remargaren in our hands. Mine, Jerrol’s and Marguerite’s. She left me her blessing.”
Exhaling, Versillion hugged him. No wonder Birlerion had been drinking. Exulting in the Lady’s blessing whilst grieving for her and his lost friends. Such a contradiction of emotions would make anyone resort to drink. “Come on. Let’s get you all back to the barracks. You’ll be glad to know you have a bed made up. Whether you’ll be able to get out of it tomorrow is another thing, but you deserve to have a headache.”
Oscar scowled at them. “I’m never going out with you again, Birlerion. I thought you were the sensible one.”
Birlerion’s laugh was hollow. “Not me. Find an impossible task and send for Birlerion. He’ll deal with it. And if he’s lucky, he might be one of the ones to live and tell the tale.” He closed his eyes.
Versillion watched him. “No going to sleep here. Kayerille, get his other arm. Oscar, don’t you dare stagger.”
Versillion herded them back to the garrison. The sentries averted their eyes, though they grinned as their commander overcorrected as he passed through the gates.
Sentinals Justice Sentinals Series Book 3
Sentinals Justice is the third book in the saga of Remargaren, a vibrant, ancient world of high fantasy suffused with magic and adventure.
The third installment of the Sentinal series takes us to the frozen north, to the Grand Duchy of Elothia. Border tensions with Elothia force King Benedict to send a diplomatic envoy to sue for peace. Benedict has his hands full with Vespiri and Terolia, he can't afford a war on his northern border as well. Commander Jerrol Haven is sent to broker peace. Having met Grand Duke Randolf the thirteenth before, Jerrol hopes their previously successful negotiations will assist in a speedy resolution and allow him time to discover how to rescue Birlerion from the Ascendants.
Meanwhile, the Chapterhouse has received a request for a scholar to assist in searching for signs of the Sentinals in Elothia. Taelia is assigned the task, because Scholar Torsion is also missing after the attack at the Watch Towers.
Amidst escalating tensions and conflicting needs, Jerrol journeys to Elothia, hoping to meet with Randolf before the Ascendants can influence him. Escorting Taelia is an unexpected bonus. Can Jerrol stop Elothia and Vespiri from going to war? Will they find more Sentinals? And can they find out where the Ascendants took Birlerion and Torsion before it is too late.
Sentinals Justice concludes the opening trilogy...though the adventure will continue!
Sentinals Rising is the second book in the saga of Remargaren, a vibrant, ancient world of high fantasy suffused with magic and adventure.Jerrol Haven, having rescued the king from the clutches of the malevolent Ascendants, knows they haven’t stopped their scheming. While trying to learn more about the mysterious Sentinals he woke from a three-thousand-year sleep, he has to defend his king and country from further magical attacks.Should he trust the Sentinals in such vital positions? Can he trust them to protect the king and Vespiri? As Jerrol learns more of their capabilities, he realises there are more secrets yet to be revealed. Maybe those questioning their sudden rise in power have a point.Before he can delve further, a call for help comes from the neighbouring country of Terolia. The nomadic Families are disintegrating into chaotic infighting. The king sends Jerrol to investigate, instructing him to do whatever is needed to protect the Families from the Ascendants.
Sentinals Awaken is the first book in the saga of Remargaren, a vibrant, ancient world of high fantasy suffused with magic and adventure.
As a three thousand-year-old threat reemerges, only one man has the power to awaken the world’s greatest protectors and restore order to the realm. He just doesn’t know it yet. When Jerrol Haven, a captain in the King’s Rangers, discovers treason at the highest level, he knows immediately that the knowledge puts his life at risk. And indeed, though he expected the ailing King to shield him, the ambitious Crown Prince sentences Jerrol to death.
What hold does the Prince have over his weakened father, and who or what is he protecting?
Now, with signs that her veil is weakening and the Ascendants are creeping back into power, she has returned and is in dire need of Jerrol’s help. For though he doesn’t know it, Jerrol possesses a rare gift: By chance, he touches a revered Sentinal tree and awakens Birlerion, one of the Lady’s personal guard who have been sleeping in the strange, tall trees since they were last called to battle. Aided by Birlerion, Jerrol flees and begins his journey to help Lady Leyandrii save Remargaren once more.
But time is running out: As it was with the King, the old guard Lords are everywhere being usurped, attacked, and assassinated. Jerrol must unravel the mystery of the Ascendants’ return, stop the sinister force that is dividing good families through bloodshed and betrayal, and rescue the King—and his troubles are only just beginning.
Ideal for lovers of The Witcher, Tad William's Shadowmarch or the Belgarion series.
Helen Garraway lives in the leafy royal borough of Berkshire in the UK and has been writing about the world of Remargaren, a fantasy world of her creation, since 2016.
An avid reader of many different fiction genres, a love she inherited from her mother, Helen writes high fantasy stories where she creates her own worlds and populates it with amazing characters and adventures. When she has time, she also enjoys paper crafting and scrapbooking as an escape from the pressure of working as a Product Manager.
Having graduated from the University of Southampton with a Degree in Politics and International Relations, she remains an active member of their alumni.
Having ventured into the world of self-publishing, Helen has now published three books with a fourth scheduled to release in December 2021.
Sentinals Awaken, released October 2020, was Helen's debut novel, which was followed by Sentinals Rising in March 2021 and Sentinals Justice in released September 2021.
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Don’t you agree? Magical creatures are the icing on the cake and add that extra spice to the story.
Now you have to decide whether you are Team Arifel or Team Darian! Or whether you just want to take a Sentinal home
Can’t decide? Let me help you.
Arifels are the cutest, cuddliest little kitten-like creatures with scaly wings and forked tail. They have large emerald green eyes, and are good at coaxing food out of humans. They will perch on your arm or shoulder, wrapping their scaly tail around you to anchor them, and they love having their ears rubbed! They are the Lady’s messengers, when you can get them to pay attention. Some are better than others.
Darians are elegant horses, bred in the heat of the desert. Long flowing mane and tail, distinctive lines and a telepathic ability to speak with their rider of choice. Darians bond for life. Typically with a Terolian warrior, as they rarely leave the Terolian deserts, but they are the Lady’s gift and sometimes turn up unexpectedly.
Sentinals are the Lady’s personal guards. Not magical creatures per se, but some still hold lingering traces of the Lady’s magic. Tall, silver-eyed, well-trained, they awake after three thousand years of slumber within the majestic sentinal tees, which were named after them. Men and women who dedicated their lives to the Lady Leyandrii and protecting her people.
I think I want one of all three!! You’d best read the Sentinal series to help you make your own mind up! Let me know who you choose!
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