Thrilled to be on the blog tour for this one today.
In a magical ancient Britain, bards sing a story of treachery, love and death. This is that story. For fans of Madeline Miller’s Circe, Lucy Holland’s Sistersong retells the folk ballad ‘The Twa Sisters’.
‘A beautiful reimagining of an old British folklore ballad, Sistersong weaves a captivating spell of myth and magic’ – Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne
King Cador’s children inherit a land abandoned by the Romans, torn by warring tribes. Riva can cure others, but can’t heal her own scars. Keyne battles to be seen as the king’s son, although born a daughter. And Sinne dreams of love, longing for adventure.
All three fear a life of confinement within the walls of the hold, their people’s last bastion of strength against the invading Saxons. However, change comes on the day ash falls from the sky – bringing Myrdhin, meddler and magician. The siblings discover the power that lies within them and the land. But fate also brings Tristan, a warrior whose secrets will tear them apart.
Riva, Keyne and Sinne become entangled in a web of treachery and heartbreak, and must fight to forge their own paths. It’s a story that will shape the destiny of Britain.
Sistersong is a powerfully moving story, perfect for readers who loved Naomi Novik’s Uprooted and Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale.
My Bookish Thoughts
This book is just gorgeous. This is a magical retelling that I have been eagerly anticipating and I can safely say it hasn’t disappointed.
This is a book that it beautifully written and has transported me to the pages of this one. I have loved this so much it has been a book that has been easy to devour in one sitting.
Each of the sisters are given a voice by Holland. They are likeable and realistic. I loved the journey through this one with the sisters.
This triggered emotions of sadness and anger. Sistersong is haunting but beautiful and enchanting all rolled into one package. This is a delight to read and one that I have no doubt in recommending to others.