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The Snake's Song by Mary E. Lowd
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The Snake's Song is part of a line of standalone novels inspired by a fantasy game for tarot cards, Dungeon Solitaire: Labyrinth of Souls, created by Matthew Lowes. In this novel, a curious squirrel named Witch-Hazel encounters a snake and, against her better judgment, listens to its song about the mysterious All-Being, the legendary deity said to have created all the animals. Captivated by the thought of meeting the All-Being, and determined to prove herself after constantly falling short of being a good squirrel, Witch-Hazel sets off into the unknown, embarking on a quest deep underground to retrieve the All-Being's lost Celestial Fragments.

This story has all the satisfying elements of a good fantasy novel: action, adventure, puzzles, magical monsters, and as many twists and turns as the labyrinth itself. While grappling with zombies, ghosts, and sorcerers, Witch-Hazel must also grapple with her own fears and failures, as well as the psychic scars that her terrifying experiences leave behind. Along the way, she discovers treasures even more valuable than the Celestial Fragments: friendship, self-confidence, and a strength she never knew she had. But every treasure comes with a hidden price.

The Snake's Song is a haunting, bittersweet tale filled with beauty, darkness, and imagination. At times, it broke my heart...but like Witch-Hazel, I am all the better for it.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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