Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Book Review: Summerfall by Claire Legrand

Author: Claire Legrand
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 130 pages
Publication Date: August 26, 2014

From Goodreads:
In this captivating novella, prequel to the upcoming Winterspell, Claire Legrand weaves a story of magic, political intrigue, and forbidden love.

Rinka is a faery, passionate and powerful, determined to maintain the tenuous peace between faeries and humans.

Alban Somerhart is a human, a reluctant king trapped in an arranged marriage, desperate to prevent war.

Their love could save the kingdom of Cane—or shatter it forever.

This entrancing tale sets the stage for the rise of a wicked queen, and the journey of a lifetime for a human girl named Clara...

After reading so many positive reviews of Winterspell, including Pam's, I knew I would eventually read it, and mentioned my interest to a friend who recommended that I start with the prequel.  I'm really glad that I did.  Summerfall is a fascinating short-story with interesting characters, a strong story, and rich descriptions. The basic story is that humans have too much power and want even more.  They fear what they don't understand about the faeries, and the faeries don't trust the humans - smart faeries.  The ending was unexpected and I can't wait to see how this story shapes Winterspell.

Posted by:  Sheri

1 comment:

  1. I have heard really great things about this novella. I still have to read Winterspell and I didn't think of starting with this novella (despite that making total sense) but I think I might now! Glad you enjoyed it!