Today I have a captivating fantasy book by the author Catherine Labadie.
A SONG FOR THE ROAD
A Song for the Road (Tales from Lyrassan)
by Catherine Labadie
An outcast in her tight-knit community, Larkspur endures her poor health with help neither from her family nor her fickle sweetheart. At a yearly moon festival she beseeches the spirits for better luck…but they lead her to a foundling elf child she did not want and a quest she did not ask for.
Yet she and the mute spryte form a bond over their shared struggles. When danger arrives at their cottage, Larkspur sets out with the girl she’s named Gentian from the country of her homefolk into the land of songs and tales itself.
Through leagues of treacherous border woods lies miraculous Beledan, where the dwarf chieftains quarrel amongst themselves and, far to the north, the mysterious elves marshal for war…
The Fate’s Fall Duet – a dark dual timeline duology
A Turn of the Wheel – a magic orchard, faerykind, potions
A Song for the Road – bards, journeys, autumn, elves
A SONG FOR THE ROAD by Catherine Labadie.
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers
“The moon is a lonely goddess. Perhaps she might look on me with favor tonight…if I am brave enough to search for her on my own.”
A SONG FOR THE ROAD by Catherine Labadie, is a delightful tale.
This book is for those who enjoy, and appreciate precision narration. You are thrown right into a beautiful, vivid and established world with fully fleshed out characters, courtly drama and magical realism
This book was so entertaining and extremely hard for me to put down. I raced through this one! The writing was mesmerising and poetic, Catherine Labadie has a real way with words that had me spellbound!
Character development and complex relationships, and the setting and world building are brought to life with unique details highly compulsive. Labadie is an exceptional author, her writing is seamless and her prose is wonderful
The characters are diverse and I really enjoyed that the author had our main POV Larkspur depicted with a chronic illness and non-caucasian.
The fantasy world is something to behold, it’s creative and detailed, with stunning atmospheric imagery. This book had some wonderful fantasy elements and creatures, that satisfied my little heart. Catherine Labadie, has created an engaging and courageous heroine and her highly accomplished writing ensures that the reader is swept along in compelling adventure. The pace was brisk and storyline is vividly rendered. The wording was perfect for the storyline, reminiscent of some of the well known classical tales.
Catherine Labadie is one of the best indie writers I have come across. A book that will stay on my library bookshelf.
I highly recommend this book to my family and friends