Book Review: Orphan's Song by Gillian Bronte Adams
Who will keep the song alive?
Every generation has a Songkeeper - one chosen to keep the memory of the Song alive. And in every generation, there are those who seek to destroy the chosen one.
When Birdie's song draws the attention of a dangerous Khelari soldier, she is kidnapped and thrust into a world of ancient secrets and betrayals. Rescued by her old friend, traveling peddler Amos McElhenny, Birdie flees the clutches of her enemies in pursuit of the truth behind the Song’s power.
Ky is a street-wise thief and a member of the Underground—a group of orphans banded together to survive . . . and to fight the Khelari. Haunted by a tragic raid, Ky joins Birdie and Amos in hopes of a new life beyond the reach of the soldiers. But the enemy is closing in, and when Amos’ shadowed past threatens to undo them all, Birdie is forced to face the destiny that awaits her as the Songkeeper of Leira.
The beginning was done very well. The author had an exciting prelude that brought you into the book. The part immediately after the beginning was rather boring but she moved on into the story quickly.
The song. It was beautifully done. I felt as though I was there. I heard the beautiful melodious, sometimes melancholy notes. It was written explicitly.
As to the skill of the writing it was pretty good but to wordy. It needed to be calmed down some, it would have been better with 1/2 of the description.
The plot was good and the Khelari were doing their bit in the story. One thing though, I would have liked to be able to know some more about the land the story was set in. I wanted to know more about the surrounding lands and the land they were currently in.
The ending left you in suspense although not so badly you were aching for the next book every moment of your awake life. :) Just suspenseful enough to make the reader ready to read the next book as soon as possible.
Overall, it was a beautiful. I would give it 4 stars out of 5. Well done Miss Adams!