The Search for Tzanáta

Fiction - Fantasy - General
438 Pages
Reviewed on 12/15/2020
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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

The Search for Tzanáta is the sequel to the highly acclaimed, award-winning debut fantasy novel Curse Of The Tahiera by author Wendy Gillissen. After seven years, the Harrad of the House of Deer, Yldich, returns to the Einache, bringing news of an upcoming invasion from the seas. When Yldich's son-in-law Rom shares memories of his true-dreams where he sees the Tzanátzi armed for war traveling on big beautiful ships, Yldich alongside Rom, Eald, and Eldaric set off in pursuit of the land of Tzanáta. But unknown dangers lie in the Lands of the South, where Rom may soon have to come to terms with his past. Will Rom be able to embrace his heritage and find the Land of Tzanáta to save his people?

With a powerful story combined with rich and compelling characters, The Search for Tzanáta feels like a breath of fresh air. Author Wendy Gillissen seamlessly brings out the sense of wonder, awe, and adventure of her whimsical tale that all authors strive for, but few seem to accomplish. I am looking forward to reading the sequels as I found The Search for Tzanáta to be an enthralling read. I was particularly captivated by the close resemblances between the ways of the Einache and the culture of Native Americans. All the characters have distinct traits and personalities, with Rom's arc being my personal favorite. Despite being a sequel, The Search for Tzanáta also works well as a standalone. I highly recommend it.