Updated: Jan 7
Some tales are told so matter-of-factly that you have to remind yourself that it’s not true, as disappointing as that may be. This is one of those tales. Its normal relationships, its treatment of the fantastic in all its mundanity (fleas!), its weaving of ancient and modern glues the continuing saga of the Freeman family to the inside of your brain.
Not all is twinkly fairy dust in the world of the modern fae, what pulled us in in A Twist of Stone takes us deeper into Ms Valentine’s world, with dark foe and overbearing threats, yet with a thread of posititivity that promotes hope and love.
A compelling read for lovers of legend told in a down-to-earth style, which mixes modern issues with antiquarian folklore in a pacey second novel.