Creative Tour Schedule
May 15 – BookCrushin – Death/Marcus – Recap of Riders & Excitement for Seeker
May 16 – Take Me Away To A Great Read – Famine/Sebastian – Lore of the Horsemen
May 17 – TheYABookTraveler – War/Gideon – Weapons of the Riders
May 18 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Conquest/Jode – Seeker Launch Recap
May 19 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Daryn/Seeker – Interview with Veronica Rossi
Seeker by Veronica Rossi
Published by Tor Teen
Release Date: May 16, 2017
Rating: 5 Stars
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi’s new fantasy adventure in the Rider series—Seeker .
When Daryn claimed she was seeing visions during her sophomore year of high school, no one believed the truth. She wasn’t losing her mind, she was gaining the Sight the ability to see the future. If she just paid attention to the visions, they’d provide her with clues and show her how she could help people. Really help them. Daryn embraced her role as a Seeker. The work she did was important. She saved lives.
Sebastian was her first and worst mistake.
Since the moment she inadvertently sealed him in a dark dimension with Samrael the last surviving demon in the Kindred guilt has plagued her. Daryn knows Sebastian is alive and waiting for help. It’s up to her to rescue him. But now that she needs the Sight more than ever to guide her, the visions have stopped.
Daryn must rely on her instincts, her intelligence, and on blind faith to lead the riders who are counting on her in search of Sebastian. As they delve into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems and where Samrael is steadily amassing power, Daryn faces the ultimate test. Will she have to become evil to destroy evil? The very fate of humankind rests in the answer.
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Lore of the Horsemen vs. Rossi’s Book
- I will start with what the four horsemen in most cultures symbolize: War, Famine, Death and Pestilence or Conquest. That is exactly like Rossi’s books, as Gideon is War, Sebastian is Famine, Jode is Conquest and Marcus is Death.
- The next is the lore of the horsemen’s horses. They have the appearance of white, red, black, and a pale horse. Conquest rides on the white horse, War rides on the red horse, Death rides on the pale horse, and Famine rides on a black horse. Now Rossi in her books adds so many beautiful descriptions to these horses that of course are not in the lore. She talks about the wisps of black coming off of Shadow aka Famine/Sebastian’s horse. For War’s horse aka Gideon, Rossi describes fire coming off of him.
- I will also discuss the weapons but not in great lengths as they are being featured in another post. The red horse and war have a mighty sword. The black horse and famine have a pair of scales. The pale horse and death have a scythe or sword. The white horse and conquest has a bow. Veronica Rossi has the weapon’s in her series almost identical but they are described so cool and how they use them.
- Most artwork of the four horsemen as a group are represented by the four aspects and show it leading to some sort of tribulation. One thing I can say is that these Riders in Rossi’s series are definitely a group that has been forged to stop some type of tribulation.
Famine & Shadow
Famine: Sebastian or as he is sometimes called Bas or Bastian. He is lighthearted and loves to joke. Bas likes to ease tension among others and is very likable. He is the first to connect to his horse, Shadow. Shadow is black and beautiful. Bas also is the first to figure out his weapon. I would say he is smart and self-sacrificing.
Veronica Rossi is a best selling author of fiction for young adults. Her debut novel, UNDER THE NEVER SKY, was the first in a post-apocalyptic trilogy. Released in January 2012, it was deemed one of the Best Books of Year by School Library Journal. The series appeared in the NY Times and USA Today best seller lists and was published in over 25 foreign markets.
Her second series for young adults will begin with RIDERS (published February 16, 2016), the story of four modern day teens who become incarnations of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and the prophetic girl who brings them together.
Veronica completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She is a lifelong reader and artist. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she has lived in Mexico, Venezuela, and all over the United States, to finally settle in Northern California with her husband and two sons.
When not writing, Veronica enjoys reading (it’s worth repeating), painting, and running. She does NOT like anything involving numbers, the addition of them, subtraction of them, you name it. They terrify her. Her obsessions generally lead to fictional works. Currently, she’s exploring New York City during the Revolutionary War.
Don’t tread on me. (If you know what that means, then you are my people!)
Finished Copy of Seeker + Bracelets