The Seventh Myth Part One: The Soundless Night is an adventurous tale involving mystery, intrigue and daring. The story follows the journey of a young nomad, Dustan, as he travels across a vast kingdom in an effort to preserve his people’s traditions and culture. The People of the Ox find themselves threatened by new events, as their beloved oxen decide to mysteriously travel into the treacherous tundra of the south. Readers will be captivated as they witness young Dustan struggle to overcome various dangers in order to adapt and survive in a new climate, with new challenges. He finds himself in a mysterious monastery, where his numerous questions are only answered with more questions, before journeying north again to try to solve some of the mysteries that surround him. Sutton cleverly creates a character in Dustan that is realistic, relatable and inquisitive.
Dustan is a role model of sorts, for despite showing signs of recklessness and stubbornness, he remains ever the optimist despite the trials he has endured during his short life. The writing style in The Seventh Myth Part One: The Soundless Night is well-paced and engaging, with plenty of drama and description to absorb readers into the world full of enigmatic tribes, danger and a hint of magic. Readers are left with a cliff-hanger that is sure to leave them hungry for more, yearning for a conclusion to this mystery.