This book started off with an interesting enough preminse and I wanted to like it but I couldn't get into plot or the characters. I was also turned off by the dialect that the characters used. There were too many, o'er and thee and thou's for me. I didn't even get to the 5th chapter. I really wanted to like this book.
Ah, it's the law of the universe (the PBS universe, that is). For once it's a snap to order all the books in a series at once - and then of course you find out you don't care to finish them all. That was the case here. Fired up by good reviews, I got them all lined up before I started reading the first. I really expected to like this series! I think it may actually be pretty decent. But the author's dogged attempt to reproduce a dialect just completely gets in the way of the story for me. It's such a tough slog because of the language that I couldn't even get halfway through the first book in the series.
On the Day of Reckoning, the witches of Eileanan were outlawed- and violationsof the new order were punishable by death, Eileanan's Great Towers, once meccas of magic and learning, were left in ruins. And now, the entire land trembles in fear...
Yet deep in the mountains, in the shadow of Dragonclaw, a young girl is being tutored in the old ways. Ignorant of her past, uncertain of her future, the foundling Isabeau will soon be forced down a dangerous path of prophesy, conspiracy, and magic. It is a world where dragons possess the key to ancient mysteries...where a lost prince will discover a strange and wonderous destiny...and where the ultimate battle between good and evil will be waged.