Seeds of War (Eden's Root Trilogy #2) by Rachel Fisher
Seeds of War is the second book in the Eden's root trilogy.
The mission of Eden must be fulfilled and Eden’s best Seekers are needed. Forming a new group they dub the Seeders, Fi, Asher, and Sean are joined by a new addition as they set out to bring hope and support to the Topsiders in the form of radios and heirloom seeds. Their experiences Topside prepare them for the threat from marauding gangs they call Lobos, but it is a different, less obvious sort of threat that takes them by surprise. As radio broadcasts begin to reconnect Eden and the Topsiders, the Seeders stumble upon mysterious broadcasts from unknown stations. When two of their own new radio stations go silent within days of each other, Fi and her companions realize that something is terribly wrong. Eden finds itself pitted against a growing and unknown force as their very mission lights the flames of war
In a world of apocalyptic ends. The people of Eden rely highly on the ability to connect with other groups for survival. Although they could probably sustain themselves with trips to the outside and growing their own food. It's something that is not beneficial at this time. They must have contact with the outside world to know what is happening and continue their efforts to help society get back to a normal as fast as possible.
The Seeders are responsible for making these trips. To get supplies, talk with other groups and find out the state of the outside world to help keep their own citizens safe. But it's a dangerous world out there, and each trip can have devastating results. With groups of what could be considered savages out to murder and steal amongst other things above it's dangerous for anybody.
In the first book we followed Fi and her family to find Eden. A place where there was safe food and a hidden location. But now is the time to survive and help rebuild, it's dangerous and they don't know who they can trust.
The devotion to each other and will to live is the driving force of this story. There was not as much down time as there was in the first book which involved a lot of traveling. There are still several characters that build the story, but the focus here is the group of Seeders and the reader will come to care about them and really fight for their purpose.
With the deeper development of the characters and the hard work of rebuilding and surviving in this world. I enjoyed reading this book more than the first in the series which contained a lot of walking, dialogue and info dumps to create the world. But now, here in the continuation the reader can dive right in!
Great continuation to the story, both entertaining and heart breaking.