Sunday, August 11, 2019
The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier
Ace and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you). It will be published September 3rd.
The ancient harp that must be played at the coronation of the new King has been stolen. Their assignment is to find it.
This is a magical fantasy read that flows well and makes you feel like you are part of the story.
Brocc is her brother but he's part fae. After staying with the druids for a while, he sneaks off to visit the witch lady in the woods. He thinks she might know where the harp is. She doesn't but she sets him off on another trail into the woods. He finds a wall there with no door but he hears someone singing on the other side. He begins finishing stanzas and soon he sees a crack in the wall he can get access through. When he enters he finds himself in fairy land.
This story is complex. There are unusual creatures, a dog that listens to the woman and does what she says, an enemy of Liobhan's becomes her friend, her brother finds love, and the chosen King is someone most people have forgotten about.
I enjoyed this read a lot more than I thought I would. If you like fantasy and magic, you'll like this book.