Historical fiction is not my usual reading material; I tend more towards SF/F and rarely wander from those genres. I did not expect a story written from (initially) a very young female character’s POV to hook me. Once I started, however, I had trouble putting it down. The writing is absolutely gorgeous. How Lorina Stephens achieved such beautiful language and yet still managed to keep it unobtrusive is a mystery.
Fans of historical fiction should definitely give this a read.
Shadow Song is available in both print and eBook from online booksellers worldwide, as well as from Five Rivers Publishing and directly from the author.