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.
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
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
My review is here:
Dragons, Heroes and Wizards
Am looking forward to the next in the series.
(will send to Wendy soon)
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.
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.
Her books for adults include 'The Wild Girl', the love story of Wilhelm Grimm and Dortchen Wild, the young woman who told him many of the world's most famous fairy tales; 'Bitter Greens', a retelling of the Rapunzel fairyt...more