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Seeds of War is the second book in the Eden's root trilogy.The mission of Eden must be fulfilled and Eden’s best Seekers are needed. Forming a new group they dub the Seeders, Fi, Asher, and Sean are joined by a new addition as they set out to bring hope and support to the Topsiders in the form of radios and heirloom seeds. Their experiences Topside prepare them for the threat from marauding gangs they call Lobos, but it is a different, less obvious sort of threat that takes them by surprise. As radio broadcasts begin to reconnect Eden and the Topsiders, the Seeders stumble upon mysterious broadcasts from unknown stations. When two of their own new radio stations go silent within days of each other, Fi and her companions realize that something is terribly wrong. Eden finds itself pitted against a growing and unknown force as their very mission lights the flames of war.
As I had read and reviewed and thoroughly enjoyed Bk#1 in the Eden's Root trilogy the author kindly gave me Bk#2 Seed's Of War free in exchange for my honest opinion and review.
To me the cover fits the book well. It is attractive and eye catching and would encourage me to pick it up from a shelf to read the blurb and learn more about the book.
The female on the front is Fi and she is surrounded by the desolate lands that have been left after the apocalypse. And as the byline on the cover says "Reconnection has begun".
So continuing from where Bk#1 left off Fi, Asher , Sean and another female form a group that is soon called the "Seeders". Their job is to find areas where the salvaged and saved "true seeds" can be planted and cultivated. Hopefully growing well so that people can return upwards and back onto the land to make new lives for themselves.
Contact has been made via radio, so Sean also takes out radios with them and when they meet other survivors they set them up with a radio and them everyone can keep in touch. Of course the journeys above are still dangerous as there are rogue survivors left too. Such as the Lobo's who would kill basically because they can. A new threat is found, this one is quite strange in that they have a radio and they "preach" that the desolation is Gods will and that the "Seeders" are wrong to defy God by replanting crops. The preacher's initially seem harmless surely the Eden residents and these preachers can coexist, after all there is plenty of land to go around. Then the "seeders" decide to visit one of the smaller settlements they have already supplied with a radio, to find that the preachers have wrecked the radio and all the crops that had begun to prosper on the land.
As always being above/topside is always dangerous and it is difficult to know who to trust and when to let down your guard.
There's more detail on the personal relationships in this book too. We see that Fi and Asher become closer and closer, with a good but unexpected outcome. also the new memember to their Seeking/Seeding team is also in a relationship with Sean. In fact all four of them become very close as you would expect them to be as they literally watch each others backs day in and day out.
Rachel Fisher has written a great second book of this trilogy, though I can't wait for Book Three it will also be sad to know it is the last book. I so want to know if the resident of Eden will ever be able to live peacefully above ground safely.
So did I enjoy this second installment in the trilogy? Yes definitely, it has a surprise or two with a few twists and turns thrown in. Will I read book Three? YES please. Would I read more by Rachel Fisher? Definitely! And fiinally would I recommend this book? I recommend the series, and if you have already read Bk #1, well what are you waiting for there's plenty of action and adventure to be read about in Bk #2!
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