Sisters and musical magic? Sisters of Sword and Song is a story about the bond of sisters and the secrets that can tear them apart. It’s about finding our own abilities, of standing up for those without a voice, for fighting for what is right. Keep reading this book review of Sisters of Sword and Song to find out all my thoughts!
From the author of The Queen’s Rising comes a thrilling YA stand-alone fantasy about the unbreakable bond between sisters. Perfect for fans of Ember in the Ashes, Sky in the Deep, and Court of Fives.
After eight long years, Evadne will finally be reunited with her older sister, Halcyon, who has been proudly serving in the queen’s army. But when Halcyon appears earlier than expected, Eva knows something has gone terribly wrong. Halcyon is on the run, hunted by her commander and charged with murder.
Though Halcyon’s life is spared during her trial, the punishment is heavy. And when Eva volunteers to serve part of Halcyon’s sentence, she’s determined to find out exactly what happened. But as Eva begins her sentence, she quickly learns that there are fates much worse than death.
(Disclaimer: I received this book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
Sisters of Sword and Song is a dual POV book about the limits of sisterhood and secrecy. I will admit, I only picked up Sisters of Sword and Song for its focus on sisters, but I ended up loving the world Ross creates. This was certainly the case for me and The Queen’s Rising. A world of magic and singing?! With scribes and magical quests? Eva and Halcyon’s lives are so different – one a brave soldier and another one who needs to believe in herself and abilities – who are somehow echoing each other.
The ending felt a little rushed, considering how slowly (which I loved) the first half unfolded as we are introduced to all these secrets. In Sisters of Sword and Song there are queens, rebellion plots, and relics. I am still in love with the world building touches and would have loved to see certain aspects explored more in depth. I gotta say that I loved Eva’s POV better, maybe because she was so much more like me than Halcyon, but also because her journey is of re-making, of discovery, and seeing her own abilities.
About the Author
Rebecca Ross grew up in Georgia, where she continues to reside with her husband, lively dog and endless piles of books. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from UGA. In the past she has worked at a Colorado dude ranch, as a school librarian, and as a live-time captionist for a college.
Prize: Win a copy of SISTERS OF SWORD AND SONG by Rebecca Ross + 4 myth cards (The Fall of Kirkos, Ari’s Shawl of Stars, The Entrapment of Pyrrhus, and Acantha’s Crown) [US Only]
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