Book Reviews of The Lady of the Sorrows

The Lady of the Sorrows
The Lady of the Sorrows
Author: Cecilia Dart-Thornton
ISBN-13: 9780333907566
ISBN-10: 0333907566
Publication Date: 1/3/2003
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was a good read, continuing the story of The Ill Made Mute. The heroine rediscovers her looks and her voice, travels to court to report the treasure found under Waterstair, and attempts to discover more about where she comes from. I enjoyed this book and the twists it provided, although there are many stories 'told' by other characters through the book that seem to keep popping up and slowing the pace of the main story line. These stories do seem to add to the readers knowledge as you go along, however some seem pointless and redundant after a while. However, if you can get past that, the rest of the story is engaging.
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The second book in the "Bitterbynde" series, this book builds nicely on "The Ill-Made Mute," but again ends abruptly. Dart-Thornton's strength is in creating characters that feel magical and beautiful, and her idea of weaving together traditional "Earth" fairy tales from different traditions with her overarching story is a good one. The only problem is that the fairy tales end up overtaking the greater story at points... but if you can ignore the discontinuity, the words are beautiful--if at times overabundant. Worth a read if you're fond of fantasy and magic.
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Well written and very enjoyable.
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The second book of the Bitterbynde trilogy. Lots and lots more tromping around, romance, assumed identities, being chased by dangerous and mystical enemies, adventuring around - plus in addition, the tribulations of court society and even more romance...
And I'm not kidding when I say "lots" - it's nearly 600 pages, and I have to admit, although it was good, I was getting a little bit tired of it by the end... I'm currently reading the last book of the trilogy, but not all that fast....
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Fanciful tale based on celtic mythology of a world of magic.