The Tides of Avarice: A Sagaria Legend
“The Tides of Avarice: A Sagaria Legend” by John Dahlgren is the story of a lemming archivist, Sylvester Lemmington. (A lemming is a small rodent.) His small world was shattered when a band of vicious pirates attacked the town of Foxglove. Led by the bloodthirsty pirate Terrigan Rustbane, the rag-tag band of evil pirates made short work of the town. Sylvester was abducted by the pirates. His ensuing adventures would make him realize just how small his world had been. Will Sylvester survive his thrilling adventures?
A humble inhabitant of Foxglove, Sylvester’s world was turned upside down when a strange ferret washed up near where he and his friend Viola were fishing. The ferret was grievously injured. Before he died, he entrusted Sylvester with a shred of a map that he claimed led to a treasure beyond imagination. His last words to Sylvester were to not trust anyone. Later when Sylvester was strolling on the outskirts of town, he met a fox who called himself Robin Fourfeathers. The next day Sylvester was surprised when Robin appeared at his door and demanded the shred of map. He was dressed like a pirate. Screams and sounds of destruction from the town confirmed Sylvester’s fears; “Robin” was a pirate. Will Sylvester be able to save himself and his town?
The characters were enjoyable to read about and my personal favorite was the villain, Terrigan Rustbane, who offered a dark secretive figure and model image of a pirate. There were a few slight discontinuities in the book such as the majority of nations having access to cannons but not to guns. This was a very fun read and I can’t wait to read the books in the sequel series.
I would recommend this book to people who like books in which the main characters are animals. This book somewhat reminded me of another series called “Redwall.” The book is rather long, a whole 462 pages. I took me a while to read and was very entertaining. “The Tides of Avarice: A Sagaria Legend” by John Dahlgren is the prequel book to a series called “Sagaria.”