From the moment you open B.T. Hoskins debut novel Sounding Waters and read the first few lines of the prologue you are sucked in. The instant danger is enough to keep you up for hours, so be sure to begin reading in the daytime. The story begins with an introduction into the world of Seraphix Heviath; a young girl who lives a life of solitude and suffering. Alone, having lost the only person who ever really cared about her, she takes a vow of silence and hides behind the shadows of the Kretens.
When Seraphix meets a young man by the name of Adale her future is set in motion and once it begins she is unable to stop it. Escaping death and fleeing the town that right up to the very end rejected her; she is brought to the realization of the world outside of Kretia. Seraphix learns that the land of Sounding is cursed by a hateful creature named Aurochis. Trying to espcape the trail of death she connects with another family and together they search for a way to survive in a world full of turmoil.
Told from the view point of various charismatic characters Sounding Waters explores the ever complicated issue of good versus evil. Hoskins has created an intricate web in this story connecting each person and giving you just enough, but leaving you wanting more, as she pulls back and takes you to the life of another character. Sounding Waters will have you at the edge of your seat eagerly anticipating what comes next. Will Seraphix and her new friends defeat the Aurochis? You’ll have to read the book to find out!
(reviewed the day of purchase)