The Sun Dwellers by David Estes

Posted August 15, 2014 by Lillian in Reviews / 0 Comments

The Sun Dwellers by David EstesThe Sun Dwellers by David Estes
Series: Dwellers Saga #3
Published by Self Publish on 2012-11-27
Length: 370 pages
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With those she's closest to dying around her, Adele embarks on a secret mission to the Sun Realm to assassinate the President. Along the way she'll uncover secrets about her relationship with Tristan that she might not be ready to face.

Tristan has a secret, too, one that's been eating him up inside ever since he met Adele. Will he reveal all, and risk the loss of friendship and love at a time when he needs it the most?

At the same time, Adele's mother, General Rose, must lead her soldiers into battle to face the sun dweller army in the hopes of holding them off until Adele can complete her mission. Can she outlast the strength of President Nailin's elite fighting force?

There's only one truth in their world: someone must die.

The Sun Dwellers by David Estes is book three of the Dwellers Saga and picks up right where book two left off. Tristan, Adele, Roc, Tawni, Trevor, and Ram are on their way to the capital on a mission from General Rose. Their mission: to kill the president, Tristan’s father and hopefully stop the war before it’s begun.

I love this series! This installment is nonstop action with a little romance thrown in. The author reveals many answers to questions I had asked throughout the series like: what is the mysterious connection between Tristan and Adele? What is Tristan hiding? Overall this is a great conclusion to the series….well almost conclusion 😉

Adele is still the strong-willed, determined girl from the first two books, however she starts this one out quite broken. Her father is dead, her sister is maimed and now her mother, the general, has asked her and her friends to lead a suicide mission into the capital of the Sun Realm to kill the President and hopefully end the war before it begins. No pressure, right?! Despite the overwhelming emotional trauma Adele has endured, she does as asked and I think she holds it together better than I ever could. Tristan is the knight-in-shining-armor. He is ever-present, quick-witted, and one heck of a warrior. It’s his devotion…no that’s not the right word…his complete love for Adele that gives her the strength she needs to pull off her mom’s orders. Roc and Tawni are along for the ride and I just love them. Roc is definitely the comic relief but he is also wise beyond his years. Tawni is the loyal friend that Adele has never had and never knew she needed. Then there’s President Nailin…he makes an excellent villain. He’s just ruthless and frankly has no heart. His twisted view points make it all the easier to root for our main characters as they embark on this crazy mission.

The plot is streamlined into just a couple of days as Adele, Tristan and their friends infiltrate the capital on their mission to kill President Nailin. Even though this 300, almost 400 page book takes place in a couple of days, there is enough action and suspense, and of course a little drama and romance to keep my attention and me turning the pages. I couldn’t sit it down, not even to make dinner for my wonderful husband (sorry honey 😉 )! I thought with this being the next to last book in the series that the character building and major reveals were pretty much done with, but I was wrong. The author allowed for incredible growth for Tristan and Adele, in both their relationship and as individuals. It was wonderful to read!

Overall, I highly recommend you check out this series (start with book one though 🙂 ). If you like young adult dystopians, indie authors (which I love), some action and suspense, and of course a little romance, than this series will not disappoint. I can’t wait to start on its sister series, the Country Saga so I can finish this one!

About David Estes

David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. David grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. They now live together in their dream location, Hawaii. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010, and started writing full time in June 2012. Now he travels the world writing with his wife, Adele. David's a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.

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