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Orphan's Song (The Songkeeper Chronicles Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B07NZD7BND
- Publisher : Enclave Publishing (February 22, 2019)
- Publication date : February 22, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2478 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 255 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #354,968 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Top reviews from the United States
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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 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.
Disaster. A really good book will have plateaus and climaxes. This story only
Contains climaxes with no resting places to catch your breath. So be prepared, not for a
Wild ride but a single mountain.
I'm hoping the second book is better written. I like the characters and they are
Well defined in the midst of chaos. The book just needs a breather, to give hope
And not just never ending dispair.
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!
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!
Top reviews from other countries
The series appears to be written around Bible verses like Psalm 40:3 “He has put a new song in my mouth— Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the LORD.”
I enjoyed reading about the younger main characters. Birdie is an orphan working in an inn for a woman in whose house she’s been growing up. She is able to hear music that no one else can hear. One day she sings it out loud and it puts her life in danger.
The other main character is Ky who is a thief, living in the underground in a city controlled by soldiers.
The story shows the world from both their perspectives as well as Amos, an older man who is currently a peddler but has a past he won’t talk about.
Birdie knows nothing about the past, nor about her gift, nor the wider world around her and this mystery kept me curious for most of the book. The author did a really good job at revealing only a small amount of information at a time.
This is a high action story which contains violence but no sex or swearing. I liked the fact that it is an action adventure fantasy rather than a dark fantasy.
I will definitely carry on reading this trilogy in the future.