Guest Post & Giveaway: Amanda Bonilla

vengeance bornWhat You Need to Know About the Sentry World

Thanks so much to Jen and Red Hot Books for hosting me on release day! XOXO

A new series can often be daunting for a reader. There’s a new world to learn, rules to acquaint yourself with, and titles and creatures that can be hard to keep track of. So today I thought I’d give you a crash course into the sorts of supernatural characters you can expect to see in the world of the Sentry.

Waerd (Pronounced W – air – d): A hunter trained by the Sentry to track down and eradicate evil. Possesses enhanced senses and physical skills, i.e. hearing, sight, speed, and strength, and heals more rapidly than an ordinary human. The Sentry takes Waerds as infants and raises them in training facilities, assigning them a territory to protect once their training is complete.

Bearer: An empath. A special human who can not only feel the emotions of the people around them, but can also project their emotions onto others. Bearers are counterparts to Waerds and they always work in pairs. Possesses the ability to track supernatural creatures and they can heal an injured Waerd both physically and emotionally by absorbing the Waerd’s emotional distress.

The Sentry:  An organization who polices the supernatural world. Not much is known about the Sentry. They like their secrets and don’t divulge anything. Not even to the Waerds and Bearers who work for them.

Changeling: A supernatural creature that takes over a human body for nefarious purposes. Changelings choose young victims, often children and remain in the human body until they find a new victim to take over.

Goblin: Small, ugly nocturnal creature whose diet consists mainly of humans.

Furies: Also known as the Vengeance Borne. Their origins come from Norse myth and are too close to the old gods to be killed, though they can be banished. They thrive on negative emotions and find human hosts with grudges to bind themselves to. Their goal is to create as much havoc and destruction as possible and they revel in the deaths of the host’s enemies.

Host: A human who’s been seduced by Furies in order to unleash their power and fury upon his or her enemies. Once the Furies have bound themselves to the host, the host slowly loses his or her humanity. The only way to banish Furies is to kill their host.

Dryad: A powerful forest nymph and guardian of forests and nature. Dryad’s are highly seductive and like Sirens, can tempt the souls from men with a song.

Trish: Master Bearer in charge of the Valley/Adams County Territories. No one messes with Trish. That’s all you need to know.


There you have it. Just a little background on the Sentry world. Do you like to know what sort of world you’ll be reading about through the use of an author’s glossary or do you prefer to discover the world as you read the book?

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  1. Both!! If the book has it I’ll check it out, if not it won’t stop me from reading. Thanks for the contest

  2. I do read it but it gets tedous if there’s a long glossary…

  3. I prefer to discover the world as I read the book.
    Thank you for this giveaway.

  4. Thelma Stein says:

    I do not usually read it….just dive in on my own! Love your books!

  5. Nancy Smith says:

    I enjoy the glossary info. Thanks! Other good authors us this method also.

  6. I definitely like to discover as I read the story! I don’t even like to read more than the first paragraph on the back cover.

  7. Debra Staup says:

    I am good with either. I will use the glossary if I feel a need, otherwise it is fun to discover as the story unfolds. I am excited to read your latest! Thank you and keep writing:)

  8. I will scan a glossary but I am not a fan of them. I would much rather gleam the author’s intent with words and context.


  9. Northwoman says:

    I have seen both methods work effectively. As long as the book is well-written with characters that matter and grab my emotions I’m in.

  10. I like to have both of them. I like to have things explained in the book and to have a glossary if the world is more complex and I need to refer to it when I need clarification.

  11. I prefer to discover the world as I read 🙂 Thanks for sharing and congrats to Amanda on the newest release! I love her books and I can’t wait to see what else she comes up with!

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