Simon's life is kind of desolate. Some is by choice and some is not. He finds his comfort in his music--a talent he encompassed at a young age. Simon misses his father who has been sent away. His mother punishes him with weeks of silence until an accident transforms the world around Simon. Lost in a land of swords and knights, queens and magic; Simon has no choice but to adapt--and fast.
Simon fights from the moment his feet hit the ground. He runs and finds shelter. His trainer's methods are harsh but effective. Simon's world brightens a bit more when an instrument is placed in his hands. Only it's not his only instrument. His mere presence sets forth a new history and an uprising against a tyrant that saw fit to enslave a god.
With fearsome creatures and magical entities Song of Simon was a perfect whimsical adventure. Simon is a very deep character and his evolution is a story in and of itself. The imagery is perfect: descriptive without being drawn out. This is a book that is hard to put down and you'll find yourself laughing aloud and biting your nails in anticipation. Simon's tenacity is second only to his principals. His inspiration reminds us all to "never stop singing".