Orphan's Song (The Songkeeper Chronicles Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The main problem I had with this book was the cliffhanger ending. Also one of the point of view characters had a manner of speaking that meant letters were left off of words and it became annoying and even a little confusing to read. But I’m interested enough to read the next book in the series. I want to see how the author ties up some loose ends and the main character finds out what it truly means to be a Songkeeper.
Favorite parts: the talking cat; the dwarves and their souped-up battle wagon; the excellent, well-characterized villain; and action scenes that made me want to reach for a sword of my own. Started reading this book on my lunch break, and kept me turning pages!
The song. It was beautifully done. I felt as though I was there. I heard the beautiful melodious, sometimes melancholy notes. It was written explicitly.
The plot was good and the Khelari were doing their bit in the story. One thing though, I would have liked to be able to know some more about the land the story was set in. I wanted to know more about the surrounding lands and the land they were currently in.
The ending left you in suspense although not so badly you were aching for the next book every moment of your awake life. :) Just suspenseful enough to make the reader ready to read the next book as soon as possible.
Overall, it was a beautiful. I would give it 4.5 stars out of 5. Well done Miss Adams!
Basically, an orphan girl of 12 or so discovers that she can sing a song that brings deliverance and power from God into a situation. The wonderful thing about this is that I have girls of 10 and 13, and they constantly sing songs! This is a big encouragement to them.
Amos is a wonderful character. You start off thinking of him as a peddler who will love and protect Birdie at all cost. But as the story unfolds, you find out that there’s way more depth to him and to the whole situation.
These 2 are basically running for their lives and take up with Dwarves and the Griffin.
But there’s another major story thread: a young boy named Ky is part of an underground situation that reminds me of London with Charles Dickens.
These threads are woven together in a very satisfying way with a bit of sword quest, great chases and drama as the characters struggle to know how to combat an evil Emperor.
The author weaves magic into the story, but the magic is not so prevalent that becomes too surreal. I will be eating up the next installment and reading this to my children!
This isn't in my usual genre, but I really enjoyed it. The writing itself is beautiful and poetic. The metaphors serve double duty by not only giving you a vivid picture, but adding depth to the story world. Altogether, this is a very artfully done allegory.