Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Star Child, by Stephanie Keyes

Reviewed by Chris Longmuir

Fantasy, quest, folklore and legend all rolled into one

I don’t read a great deal of fantasy so wasn’t sure what to expect when I started to read The Star Child. However, I was taken on a journey through the lands of Faerie with Kellen and Calienta. Kellen is a mortal but Calienta is immortal, with many powers. They embark on a quest which must be successful if good is to win, if they fail in their quest the world will be doomed to darkness forever. In the process they meet many dangers as well as gods, faeries, demons, while the hounds of hell are never very far behind.

So on one level this was the story of a battle between good and evil, and on another level a romance between a mortal and an immortal, and a choice will have to be made by the end of the story. Will Kellen choose to become an immortal or will Calienta relinquish her immortal status to become a mortal, so that the couple can be together? If I told you what the decision was, that would be a spoiler, so if you want to know you’ll have to read the book to find out.

This was a fantasy with its roots in celtic legend and folklore and was an interesting read.

Chris Longmuir

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