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Sistersong

by Lucy Holand

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Sistersong
by Lucy Holand

My sister’s heart broke on the river—and the river took it and bore it away.

In the ancient kingdom of Dumnonia, there is old magic to be found in the whisper of the wind, the roots of the trees, and the curl of the grass. King Cador knew this once, but now the land has turned from him, calling instead to his three children. Riva can cure others, but can’t seem to heal her own deep scars. Keyne battles to be accepted for who he truly is—the king’s son. And Sinne dreams of seeing the world, of finding adventure.

All three fear a life of confinement within the walls of the hold, their people’s last bastion of strength against the invading Saxons. However, change comes on the day ash falls from the sky. It brings with it Myrdhin, meddler and magician. And Tristan, a warrior whose secrets will tear them apart.

Riva, Keyne and Sinne—three siblings entangled in a web of treachery and heartbreak, who must fight to forge their own paths.

Their story will shape the destiny of Britain.

ADVANCED PRAISE

A beautiful reimagining of an old British folklore ballad, Sistersong weaves a captivating spell of myth and magic around the reader.” —Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne

“A beautiful reimagining of an old British folklore ballad, Sistersongweaves a captivating spell of myth and magic around the reader.”

—Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne 

Sistersong truly reads like a ballad—beautiful and mournful, a melody that sticks in your head. An absolutely stunning book.” 

—Hannah Whitten, author of For the Wolf

“​I was utterly captivated from the beginning to the tragic, bittersweet end.” 

—Genevieve Gornichec, author of The Witch’s Heart

“Magical, beautiful and heartbreaking.”

—Greer Macallister, author of Scorpica and The Magician’s Lie

Thank you @redhookbooks @orbitbooks and @silvanhistorian for this gorgeous advanced readers copy ♥︎

REVIEW

From the desk of Gwendalyn Anderson

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.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

A lush reimagined historical fantasy of the old ballad “Twa Sisters”.

Lucy Holland’s Sistersong is a magical phenomenal tale, that interweaves folklore and magical realism.

Set in sixth century Dumnonia Britain, the storyline takes off after Rome has abandoned the Isles of Britannia. The continuous threat of the encroaching Saxons, as they bombard the coastlines. King of Cador realm is losing its ties with the lands as the old religion is being ever so slowly pushed out by the One god and his followers. This breaking away from the long held traditional ways of the gods and goddesses is having dire consequences.

Cardor use to be connected with land and it’s magic, but now that same magic is calling his three children instead. Riva the oldest, Keyne, and Sinne, each giving the reader their own narrative voice. This is a mesmerizing story of family ties, love, betrayal and magic.

Lucy Holland’s Sistersong catapults you into the six century Dumnonia, Britannia. Her captivating atmospheric imagery and details, along with her seamless narration is to be applauded. Expertly weaving each chapter to create a captivating tapestry of a storyline. The authors meticulously research, along with her own inventive storytelling really shines through. The LGBT and non-binary representative is well depicted and adds so much to this story.

Lucy Holland’s Sistersong is one book that needs to be on your Tbr list.

This is one author who you should be on the lookout for.

Historical Notes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/history/uk_1.shtml

De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae

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