The Bellator Saga: The First Trilogy (Dissident, Conscience, and Sojourn) by Cecilia London – A Review

 


Bellator Saga: The First Trilogy by Cecilia London

Book Banshee Review

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The first 3 books in The Bellator Saga by Cecilia London have been bundled into a trilogy boxed set, not only that but they received brand new covers! And they are BEAUTIFUL!

 

 

Cecilia London New Covers

Cover Illustration Credit: Sophie Hartley

If you scroll through my past reviews it will not surprise you that I have already read ‘The First Trilogy’ as they were individually published. Dissident, Book 1 in The Bellator Saga, was on my top 12 reads of 2015, and it is currently FREE on Amazon. Its two predecessors, Conscience, and Sojourn, will likely make the ranks again for 2016, but one never really knows about these things …. It is only March after all.

When The Bellator Saga: The First Trilogy (Dissident, Conscience, and Sojourn) released, February 29th (2016), I was clamoring to re-read this series. So much so that I purchased the boxed set in all of its newly re-covered beauty. I didn’t just purchase The First Trilogy for the astonishing cover re-design, or to collect them all. No. I did so because there were bonuses, extras, sneak peaks, and yeah… those beautiful covers … I had to have them on my shelf – even if it is only my digital shelf. For now. Eventually I will have them all. Old covers and new. Digital and paperback. Signed and not signed. Yessss I will haves them, I musssst, my preciousesssss… – Yup I am a Book Gollum… but I prefer the term Banshee…

Cecilia London writes flawlessly, there is not one single thing I can pinpoint to make a negative or constructive notation towards when it comes to her work. And that doesn’t happen often. Cecilia London and her team (i.e. editors, proofreaders, beta readers and alpha readers, and etc) have produced the best written work I have EVER read. Each work seems to be meticulously combed through for errors, plot holes, fillers, and scenes that may interrupt the flow of the work. I have a hard time coming down from the reader high her books provide.

That reader high I mentioned reached a whole new height after not only re-reading the trio, but reading them back-to-back, cover-to-cover, and swiping furiously at the screen begging for the rest of Phoenix to magically…errr digitally (same thing right?) appear. I gave up hope on that kind of miraculous digital magic. Cecilia London rendered me thoughtless yet again, even though I had already read the 3 book series.

In my entire book-loving adult life there have been only 3 books that I have returned to time and time again to read for pleasure; I (for the sake of fairness) consider a series one book. One of those three is the, THE book that ignited my imagination and passion for reading; I was in the 3rd grade when I first read THAT book.  The remaining two were published within the last 2 years.

And now, The Bellator Saga makes 4.

I could have easily and simply linked or quoted my reviews for the boxed set version… but I couldn’t. Not after I read it again. These books, they will not leave my mind, the scenes have continuously replayed in my head, and I could *almost* recite the entire trilogy to you ver betum – out of order of course.

Sitting down to write a review for an author whose skill and ability exceeds your own by leaps and bounds is not only intimidating, but very difficult.  My words of praise for this trilogy do it very little justice.

 

Want to read Book Banshee’s individual reviews for the books in this trilogy?

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Dissident Review

Conscience Review

Sojourn Review