- File Size: 656 KB
- Print Length: 384 pages
- Publisher: Wildside Press (October 10, 2018)
- Publication Date: October 10, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07JF4H4TF
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,299,375 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I was also a fan of the two narrators and their unique voices. Too often, when a book features multiple narrators, I find myself liking one far more than the other to the detriment of the story. Not so here. Grossman has created two equally interesting and nuanced characters who provide balance to the story. I never tired of the dynamic between the two.
Additionally, it's been a long time since a plot line in a novel has shocked me as much as The Lost Daughters did. The ending to Part One, though presaged throughout the beginning of the novel, still left me flabbergasted when it happened. While I'd been interested in the story up until that point, the end of Part One hooked me for good.
Overall, this was a great read, but the best compliment I can give it is that I sincerely hope that a sequel is in the works because I would love to return to the land of Ananya and see the aftermath of the book's events.
This fantasy world is so interesting, the mythology behind the magic and the system by which the society runs is super fun! I really hope there are more books in this work because I want to know even more than what we learn in this book.
The story is told by two different narrators who are together for most of the book. It makes for wonderful insights and revelations surrounding this same events, as the story continues to move forward. The relationship between the narrators is beautiful, they come to have a familial love which resonates with many of us who have chosen families. My favorite part about the young female narrator, Ketya, is that she is strong and intelligent, able to navigate the political world with graceful strategy, and at the same time she is innocent and naive about many aspects of life and love. The other narrator, Sperrin, is wonderful too! He is strangely both self-aware and ignorant to his capacity for love. It is a complex balance that I have not experienced in a character before, as far as I can remember.
I cannot recommend this book enough!
In this story, Leigh Grossman tells a tale of love, loss, and selfishness. The story is told from 2 disparate points of view, Katya, a young woman whose father has the trust of the Empress, but little time or inclination to show affection to his child, and Sperrin, a royal guard who has no memories of his earlier life until The Loss brings them all rushing back.
Their journey to safety and their search for answers to the root cause of The Loss goes in some unexpected directions, and while some answers are revealed, I had a lot of fun speculating about some of the yet to be unanswered questions.
There are some characters I liked, some I disliked, and some I couldn’t figure out if I liked. The story was engaging, and I felt the pacing and writing were both well done. Sometimes worldbuilding can be tedious, but in this case there was just enough information when needed to understand what was going on and what the implications were for the characters and the country.
I look forward to the next installment of this story.