The Snake's Song: A Labyrinth of Souls Novel Paperback – March 13, 2018
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- Publisher : ShadowSpinners Press (March 13, 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 214 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0999098950
- ISBN-13 : 978-0999098950
- Item Weight : 8.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.54 x 8 inches
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It's a light read with charming characters and a great storyline. You root for Witch-Hazel and her companions, wince when they struggle, and celebrate as they succeed.
The world that exists down in the tunnels is fascinating. You never really know what is real and what is illusion, what is ordinary, and what is magic. The world building is one of the key reasons why I liked this book so much.
The ending left me sad, but hopeful for a sequel!
The Snake’s Song is a work of fabulism rather than traditional furry fiction. A snake tries to tempt Witch-Hazel, a squirrel, into following it into its underground lair. Witch-Hazel is too cautious to be tricked, but she cannot stop thinking of the snake’s mystical words. She goes back when the snake is not present, and enters its realm.
What does she find underground? Think of Alice entering Wonderland. Think of Orpheus entering Hades’ realm looking for Eurydice. Think of Dante entering the Inferno searching for Beatrice. There are wondrous beasts.
“The lioness’s face rose higher as the giant creature stepped forward on the rocky ledge beside Witch-Hazel. Her body resolved in shades of gray in the darkness – her head rose from a long slender neck that sprouted out of narrow shoulders, leading into a pair of delicately crossed human arms. She had a human woman’s torso, but beneath it was an entire four-legged lion’s body, complete with a swishing, tufted tail. ‘I am a kind of sphinx,’ the creature said. ‘Sister to the sphinx, precisely. My sister who was celebrated in Greece and Egypt usually claims the name. I am less well-known. I am a leontaur, and I don’t ask riddles.’”
The Snake's Song will appeal to lovers of mysticism and talking animals.
This story has all the satisfying elements of a good fantasy novel: action, adventure, puzzles, magical monsters, and as many twists and turns as the labyrinth itself. While grappling with zombies, ghosts, and sorcerers, Witch-Hazel must also grapple with her own fears and failures, as well as the psychic scars that her terrifying experiences leave behind. Along the way, she discovers treasures even more valuable than the Celestial Fragments: friendship, self-confidence, and a strength she never knew she had. But every treasure comes with a hidden price.
The Snake's Song is a haunting, bittersweet tale filled with beauty, darkness, and imagination. At times, it broke my heart...but like Witch-Hazel, I am all the better for it.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
She learns a lot about herself and meets friends along the way. She makes many bad choices and constantly doubts herself.
This was a very interesting story. A easy read, and it has a very strong message in it. The use of the different animal species adds a flair to the story and is a uniquely different read. If you enjoy stories like 'The Secret of Nyhm' you'll like this story.