Hi, lovely readers! The blog, "I am Shelfless" was made by a passionate reader who is perennially shelf-less ever since she became in love with stories through books.
Minkman has written an absolutely beautiful story that you won't be able to put the book down. This book was narrated from a different perspective. The changes in perspectives and new set of characters contributed greatly and will not disappoint. The intense plot and shocking revelations brought out strong mixed emotions in me that kept me hooked throughout. I say, Light of Lorelei is so much better than Sound of Sirens.
Minkman shows the story about a child born from forbidden relations between a Skylger man and an Anglian woman. The child whom the society scorned, dedicated her life to serve the convent in atonement for her parents sins by the mercy of the Baeles-Weards. Aska was a character I'd come to love throughout the story. In spite of her situation, she still manages to think more than just herself and her character improved greatly throughout. I wish I was courageous as her.
When I started reading this, I got hooked onto the story at the first sentence because of my amusement. I thought that if Sauron from The Hobbit was involved, it would be epic! Also, the part "They don't speak, they shriek." It was incredibly funny ... or was it just me? I hope not!
Instances, some I guessed correctly and some caught me off guard. I can only imagine them being best friends although I have nothing against Melinda's homosexuality. On the other hand, I was a bit upset with Aska and Tjalling's relationship at first because it somehow screams instant love. I relaxed when there was some explanation for that, but...
Holy Fire. Tjalling. Oh my god.
The previous characters have active roles as well in this book and the questions left hanging from the first book has been answered. This is one of the best books I'd read this year so far and has a special place in my heart.
I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.