Arc Review – The Seventh Sun by Lani Forbes

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February 8, 2020 by ceresbooksworld

 

The Seventh sur by Lani Forbes

Book one in the Age of the Seventh sun

Publisher : Blackstone Publishing

Publication date : February 18f h, 2020

Source : eArc from edelweiss

Rating : Evil Love

 

Synopsis

Thrust into leadership upon the death of his emperor father, young Prince Ahkin feels completely unready for his new position. Though his royal blood controls the power of the sun, he’s now responsible for the lives of all the Chicome people. And despite all Ahkin’s efforts, the sun is fading–and the end of the world may be at hand.

For Mayana, the only daughter of the Chicome family whose blood controls the power of water, the old emperor’s death may mean that she is next. Prince Ahkin must be married before he can ascend the throne, and Mayana is one of six noble daughters presented to him as a possible wife. Those who are not chosen will be sacrificed to the gods.

Only one girl can become Ahkin’s bride. Mayana and Ahkin feel an immediate connection, but the gods themselves may be against them. Both recognize that the ancient rites of blood that keep the gods appeased may be harming the Chicome more than they help. As a bloodred comet and the fading sun bring a growing sense of dread, only two young people may hope to change their world.

Rich in imagination and romance, and based on the legends and history of the Aztec and Maya people, The Seventh Sun brings to vivid life a world on the edge of apocalyptic disaster.

Review

The story takes place in the Chicome Empire, a territory that was devastated by 6 individual apocalypses : water, storm, fire, famine, disease and animals. This is why the Chicome people respect the traditions of sacrifice among others and believe in the Gods. The children of ometeotl the God, saved the Chicome people. The story is inspired by the Aztec and Mayan civilizations.

As far as history is concerned, the emperor of the sun is dead and his son, Akhin is going to become the new emperor. For this, he needs a wife, whom he will choose among 6 princesses of the people. One will be his wife and the others will be sacrificed. The princesses are Mayana (water), Yemeni (disease), Zorrah (animals), Yoli (fire), Teniza (famine) and Itza (storm). They all have their own little characters.

Akhin will get closer to Mayana and discover that life is perhaps more complicated when one is in love.

I really liked Mayana a lot, she doesn’t believe that the loving Gods who saved them might want sacrifices. On the other hand her belief in the Gods is very present. She’s going to have to hide what she really thinks about the prince.

I also enjoyed the tender moments between Akhin and Mayana. They’re both so cute and they complement each other perfectly. I enjoyed watching the friendship between Yemeni and Mayana develop.

AKhin is a young prince who has a sense of duty even if he regrets that his mother had to sacrifice herself after the death of his father. He is intelligent, doesn’t have much confidence in himself but he knows how to use his charm.

I liked Yoli a lot even if we don’t see her enough for my taste. She’s a character that deserves attention. Just like Itza, who has a lot of secrets to tell us. Yemeni is important too.

I loved this first book and I’m a great fan of the Mayan, Aztec and Inca civilizations. I find that Lani Forbes’ research is very thorough, I really enjoyed reading a story that happened at that time in those civilizations where the belief in several Gods was so important.

The author’s style is perfect, this book is very fast to read and I’m really looking forward to discover the continuation of the stories of Mayana and AKhin.

Quick word: A story based on The Aztec & Mayan Civilizations that you will say you must read.

Chronique

L’histoire se passe dans l’Empire Chicome, un territoire qui a été dévasté par 6 apocalypses individuelles : L’eau, la tempête, le feu, la famine, la maladie et les animaux. C’est pour cela que le peuple Chicome respecte les traditions des sacrifices entre autres et croit aux Dieux. Les enfants de ometeotl, le Dieu ont sauvés le peuple Chicome. L’histoire est inspirée des civilisations Aztèques et Mayas.

En ce qui concerne l’histoire, l’empereur du soleil est mort et son fils, Akhin va devenir le nouvel empereur. Pour cela, il lui faut une femme, qu’il va choisir parmi 6 princesses du peuple. Une sera sa femme et les autres seront sacrifiées. Les princesses sont Mayana (l’eau), Yemeni (la maladie), Zorrah (les animaux), Yoli (le feu), Teniza (la famine) et Itza (la tempête). Elles ont toutes leur petit caractère.

Akhin va se rapprocher de Mayana et découvrir que la vie est peut-être plus compliquée lorsque l’on est amoureux.

J’ai vraiment beaucoup aimé Mayana, elle ne croit pas que les Dieux aimants qui les ont sauvés puissent vouloir des sacrifices. Par contre sa croyance dans les Dieux est bien présente. Elle va devoir cacher ce qu’elle pense vraiment au prince.

J’ai aussi apprécié les moments de tendresse entre Akhin et Mayana. Ils sont tellement mignons tous les deux et ils se complète parfaitement. J’ai aimé voir l’amitié entre Yemeni et Mayana se créer.

AKhin est un jeune prince qui a le sens du devoir mème si il regrette que sa mère ait dû se sacrifier après la mort de son père. Il est intelligent, n’a pas énormément confiance en lui mais il sait user de son charme.

J’ai beaucoup aimé Yoli mème si on ne la voit pas assez à mon goût. C’est un personnage qui mérite que l’on s’y intéresse. Tout comme Itza, qui a beaucoup de secrets à nous révéler. Yemeni est elle aussi importante.

J’ai adoré ce premier tome et je suis une grande passionnée des civilisations Mayas, Aztèques et Incas. Je trouve que les recherches de Lani Forbes sont très poussées, j’ai vraiment aimé lire une histoire se passant à cette époque dans ces civilisations où la croyance en plusieurs Dieux était si importante.

Le style de l’auteur est parfait, ce livre se lit très vite et j’ai vraiment hâte de découvrir la suite des histoires de Mayana et AKhin.

En bref : Une histoire basée sur Les civilisations Aztec & Mayas que vous direz lire absolument.

About the author

Lani Forbes is the daughter of a librarian and an ex-drug smuggling surfer, which explains her passionate love of the ocean and books. A California native whose parents live in Mexico, she now resides in the Pacific Northwest where she stubbornly wears flip flops no matter how cold it gets. She teaches middle school math and science and proudly calls herself a nerd and Gryffindor. She is also an award-winning member of Romance Writers of America and the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Links

Goodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48088682-the-seventh-sun

Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/Seventh-Sun-Age-Book/dp/1982546093/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2JNP4ZZ9WDFXL&keywords=the+seventh+sun+lani+forbes&qid=1581102495&sprefix=the+seventh+sun%2Caps%2C291&sr=8-1

 

One thought on “Arc Review – The Seventh Sun by Lani Forbes

  1. evelynreads1 says:

    Great review! This book sounds interesting!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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