The Dreamer's Song

  • Author Lynn Kurland
  • Release Date December 5, 2017
  • Publisher Berkley
  • ISBN/ASIN 0425282198
  • Our Rating
  • Reviewed by Raonaid

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Acair of Ceangail is the son of an infamous black mage and a witchwoman. He reluctantly sets off to search for the enigmatic source of the strange shadows cropping up throughout the Nine Kingdoms. A weird, humanoid-shaped spell follows Acair and prevents him from performing any magic. He worries about his beautiful companion’s safety during their perilous quest. Acair revisits the places of his past misdeeds to collect the remnants of himself left behind. Will Acair manage to gather the fragments of his lost soul? Can he collect them in time to confront the mysterious person behind the shadows?

Leirsinn of Saraichte is a modest and no-nonsense horsemiss. She desperately hopes Acair of Ceangain can discover a cure for her grandfather’s peculiar malady. Leirsinn embarks on the quest to keep the roguish mageling from harm and to discourage him from using magic. An altercation within the mysterious shadows allows her to detect magic’s presence. Will Leirsinn’s new ability help Acair gather his soul fragments? What other discerning discoveries will she learn on this journey?

Acair is still the scintillating roguish rascal I remember and love from THE WHITE SPELL, book ten. For a man proud of his despicable deeds, he is quite protective of Leirsinn and mindful to her needs. I love how Acair accepts his growing fascination with Leirsinn while she remains oblivious. I adore how in tune he is to Leirsinn’s reservations and how he instinctively takes action to ease her misgivings. But what I enjoy the most about Acair is his interplay with his witchy mother because it is not the usual mother-and-son interaction.

Leirsinn is still the practical and straightforward miss I remember from the previous book. She is, however, slowly adapting to the many changes she encounters on her journey. I like that Leirsinn gradually comes to grips with the new ability she developed, along with the fact that magic truly exists. I also enjoy how she often likens Acair and Mansourah’s bantering to that of surly stallions. I like that Leirsinn starts to realize just what Acair means to her. But what I adore the most about Leirsinn is how she often humors Acair whenever the mageling brags about his dastardly reputation.

THE DREAMER’S SONG is book eleven in Lynn Kurland’s winsome fantasy-romance series, NINE KINGDOMS. I love how the journey ends up more about self-discovery for both Acair and Leirsinn. This tale reminds me of the epic, high-fantasy books where the characters grow into their own while on their quests. The only problem I have with this story is that I really did not want it to end.

THE DREAMER’S SONG is an engaging tale about an unlikely couple learning not only about themselves but each other also. I honestly could not put this book down. I eagerly anticipate the next installment of Acair and Leirsinn’s quest.

A Recommended Read!

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