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Merlin's Harp by Anne Eliot Crompton
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Feb 11, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: fantasy, historical-fiction, kindle-freebie, kindle, children-young-adult, abandoned, mythology-folklore
Read from February 11 to 13, 2011

I should preface this by saying I don't read a lot of fantasy. But I like the Arthurian Legend and this was a Kindle freebie so I grabbed it.

I liked that the book pulled you into this strange other world of the Fey. It was weird but interesting the way it was written from a Fey point of view, as though their world was normal and the human world was the strange one. But I suppose that happens a lot in fantasy.

The thing I struggled with was the concept that Fey were heartless creatures. Though Niviene and her "family" are meant to be different, it was never really explained why so I was left a little confused.

I liked the writing style - very poetic which suited the setting. But ultimately, it failed to hold my interest. It's slow and there's not much of a plot. I got about half way through and still nothing much had really happened yet so I gave up.

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