A beautiful fantasy covering one of my favorite topics: the times when the “old ways” come up against the new religion of Christianity. Think Mists of Avalon et al.
This would have been a 5-star if it had been more tightly edited. There was too much unnecessary repetition of information that contributed to the book’s extreme length. Otherwise, I thought it a lovely retelling of the Wild Swans fairytale, especially its treatment of the last brother.
The library does not have the audio versions of these—disappointing. I bought this using an Audible credit and it’s an Audible exclusive so I’m not sure when I will get to Book #2. I’ll keep searching for my best options. The audio version was quite well done. SPL should consider adding this series to its catalogue.