As the sun sets on one epoch in the lives of the Dream Guild group, another rises elsewhere in this intriguing sequel to “Irradiance”. Having fled from their home planet of Sindra, the members of the Dream Guild seek to secure their future by finding new homes for twins Sariah and Gideon. Four months of searching later, during an exploration, they incur an accident with lasting consequences. Sariah feels that her place is with the superstitious, nomadic peoples who inhabit the planet, and although a deal is made, her safety may not be as secure as the ex-Sindrans would like to believe. As she settles into her new life, Sariah encounters difficulties with the clan’s Sacred Mother, who rules the clan with an iron fist.
Danger abounds in “Sight”, book two of The Dream Guild Chronicles, and David Bruns again succeeds in crafting a stimulating, at times breathtaking, story. In contrast to the advanced technology and futuristic mindset of “Irradiance”, “Sight” centers on a clan with a more primitive lifestyle, but this only serves to heighten the intrigue. This book spotlights Sariah’s experiences as she merges her powers and insight with the customs of her new family and begins to fall in love. Allusions to mature material make this appropriate reading for older adolescents, teenagers, and adults who enjoy fantasy and sci-fi writing. In order to fully understand the storyline, it is necessary to first read “Irradiance,” and followers of the series will be anxiously awaiting the next installment, as “Sight” paves the way for book three. While not ending on a nail-biting cliffhanger, there is more than enough plot material put forth to anticipate the next story.
I received a complimentary copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.