Publisher: Harlequin Luna

Book Review: Michelle Sagara’s Cast in Sorrow

Book Review: Michelle Sagara’s Cast in Sorrow

Ninth in the Chronicles of Elantra fantasy series for Young Adults and revolving around Private Kaylin Neya. This is a complex story with lots of ins and outs. I would seriously recommend starting this series from the beginning with the prequel in Mercedes Lackey’s Harvest Moon: “Cast in Moonlight“, 0.5. My Take It’s the most incredible world that Sagara has created. I’ve never read anything like it, and I’m wanting to re-read it already. It’s magic with what we might consider an elvish race — the Barrani — but with very little similarity. More haughty, I think. While there are usually a greater variety of living beings in Sagara’s series, this installment restricts itself to a couple of humans, a dragon, sentient beings and dreams, and a mention of sorcerers, lion-men, birdmen, and dragonshifters. The story continues on from where we left off in Cast in Peril, 8, with Kaylin trekking to the West March with the Barrani, and she’ll never believe a painter again with those idyllic canvases of lush greens. They left out the bugs! Nor does she believe this forced vacation is a paid one. Even if the Halls of Law insisted she go. It’s tense, terrifying, […]

Posted January 31, 2014 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Young Adult readers / 0 Comments