August 02, 2003
26. Son of the Shadows, Juliet Marillier
The first book in the trilogy, Daughter of the Forest, had me green with envy for how it retold Celtic myth. This second book doesn't specifically retell any myth at all, although there are a lot of parallels to certain stories, most of which are told somewhere in the course of the book. It picks up with Sorcha's daughter, Liadan, and follows her story. It's not quite as compelling as the first book (it took me a month to read it, because I kept getting sidetracked into other books), but it's still quite good. I'll probably start reading the last book in the trilogy as soon as I finish my library books.
Back after an extended (and
Back after an extended (and unexpected) hiatus. The list of books I've read so far this year has been updated, but I doubt I'll go through and update this blog for each and every book. The list is from memory, so I'm sure it's out of order and may be incomplete. There are a lot of rereads on the list, largely because when I'm depressed, I reread old favorites, or books that are easy to read. Also, I reread all the Harry Potter books before I finally got to read Order of the Phoenix. I may post something about Son of the Shadows, as I just finished it yesterday.