The Pool of Two Moons (The Witches of Eileanan #2)
Taking up where The Witches of Eileanan left off, we find Meghan o' the Beasts and her young charge Isabeau, outcasts in a land where magic has been outlawed. But the pair are soon separated, and Isabeau is wounded by witchfinders, and saved by a group of samaritans. Meghan sets out to find Isabeau's warrior-trained twin, Iseult, and a missing prince living under an ancien...more
It's a long read, but I can see that it's going places and I want to know more. Honestly I prefer some of her newer stuff.
Eileanan is a finely crafted world. The characters are well developed and the action is fun. I sometimes got a little tired of the long focuses on one character. It's just personal preference, but I tend to prefer where the chapters trade off on which character they focus on. But overall, a fun read.
My review is here:
Dragons, Heroes and Wizards
At the end of 'The Witches of Eileanan', I was disappointed it ended without a definitive resolution. Happily, 'The Pool of Two Moons' provides the awaited and thrilling conclusion. I feel the two books are better thought of as a single unit. The plot is a creative ...more
(will send to Wendy soon)
I still would like a map but I enjoy this series. A lot more happened in the book than I was expecting so I am interested to see where it will go from here.
Am looking forward to the next in the series.
The second installment to one of my all time favourite series, The Witches Of Eileanan, is The Pool Of Two Moons.
Not yet having won back the land from the evil Banrigh, the witches and the rebels continue gathering numbers and strength so that they can eventually gain what was theirs. Rumours of a prophecy predicting the emerging of a winged man who is the rightful Righ (King) and who will raise the magical lodestar are spreading thr ...more
There's a lot more action going on in this book and it's fast paced as well. I could also really appreciate the lack of explanations referring to the first book. It seems as if the author just assumed you read it first...which was great! Especially compared to some series where it's just pages of repetitive scenes to make the new reader catch up with things.
There were only 3 things which slightly ...more
And yet, for all that, I kind of liked the way they all fell in together at the end. And also the way that more than one of them were the bad guy, giving the reader the idea that, if we do definitely beat down one bad guy, we're still going to have another one to deal with, giving time for the first bad guy to regroup. Ahh, fantasy series are never meant to be easy.
The main people this novel followed wer ...more
I've decided to do a proper review after I've read all 6 books , hopefully by the end of the year. :)
That being said, the story's quite interesting, and ...more
Her books for adults include 'The Beast's Garden', a retelling of the Grimm version of 'Beauty & the Beast', set in the German underground resistance to Hitler in WWII; 'The Wild Girl', the love story of Wilhelm Grimm ...more