Book Review

A Song of Flight – Juliet Marillier

Book Title: A Song of Flight

Series: A Warrior Bards Novel #3

Author:  Juliet Marillier

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Release Date:  9/21/21

Star Rating:

 Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

A solid end to a really good series. No one will be surprised that I loved this book and the entire series. Juliet Marillier is one of my solidly favorite authors. Her skill with story, atmosphere, and character is fantastic.

A young warrior who wields both the power of her music and the strength of her sword faces a grave threat in this enthralling historical fantasy.

Bard and fighter Liobhan is always ready for a challenge. So when news arrives at Swan Island that the prince of Dalriada has gone missing after an assault by both masked men and the sinister Crow Folk, she’s eager to act.

While Liobhan and her fellow Swan Island warriors seek answers to the prince’s disappearance, the bard Brocc, Liobhan’s brother, finds himself in dire trouble. His attempts to communicate with the Crow Folk have led him down a perilous path. When Liobhan and her comrades are sent to the rescue, it becomes clear the two missions are connected–and a great mystery unfolds.

What brought the Crow Folk to Erin? And who seeks to use them in an unscrupulous bid for power? As Liobhan and Brocc investigate, it will take all their strength and will to continue pursuing the truth. With the safety of their loved ones in the balance, the risks they must take may cost them everything.
– Netgalley

I would have to say that my favorite books by this author are the Blackthorn and Grim trilogy (which I had to re-read after finishing Song of Flight just because feels). So getting a trilogy like this one that is a sequel to those books is just a real treat. Like the Blackthorn & Grim books, these books are populated by intriguing characters you can absolutely fall in love with. I also really enjoy the way she writes about the fae and little magical people. They remind me of the wonderful strange little fae in the video game Ni No Kuni. Utterly charming. In this book, we also get to see Blackthorn herself and that made me very happy.

This probably isn’t such a great review because I’m mostly fangirling at this point, but I hope that will convince you that this is something you might want to look into. These books really are great and will be read and read again by me in future of that I’m sure.


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