A Reader's Opinion: LEGACY OF HUNGER by Christy Nicholas
Druid's Brooch Series, Book 1
A READER'S OPINION
Compelling storytelling and fascinating history. Legacy of Hunger is not all what I expected and instead took me on a journey into mid-1800s Ireland with more history than fantasy. Valentia is on a quest and travels to her family's homeland of Ireland to retrieve and perhaps discover family. She is a strong woman who has to overcome a lot on her journeys, but she is up to the task! Aside from a few phrases that had me searching to see if they existed in the 1840s, it was obvious the author did her research. The history brought the story to life for me and is what kept me reading much of the way. It could have easily been more of a historical romance but this book really reads like historical fiction with just a touch of romance and fantasy. I was most pulled in by the characters. When the action slowed down their stories kept me interested and caring about their lives. The writing could be more intriguing and polished in some places, but this first book in the series makes me hope for good things from this author.
Star Rating: 3 1/2 Stars | Content Rating: 1 Heart | Reviewed by: Kaylie Morgan
Ireland is no promised land in 1846. It is wracked by a crippling potato blight, and people are dying. But Valentia McDowell doesn’t know that. From her father’s prosperous farm in Ohio, young Valentia is haunted by tales of an abandoned family and a lost heirloom. She travels to her grandmother’s homeland with her brother, Conor, and two servants, to find both. Her delight in the exciting journey on one of the first steam ships to cross the Atlantic is shattered by a horrible tragedy. What she encounters upon her arrival in Ireland is both more and less than she had hoped. Valentia finds both enemies and allies, amid horrors and delights, and a small bit of magic. She finds a richer heritage than she had ever imagined, but it comes with a price. When she finally reaches her goal, a terrible price is demanded. She must pay or forfeit, and both decisions have strong consequences for her and her friends.
Print Length: 288 pages
Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing
Publication Date: October 21, 2015
Format Read: E-Book | Source: Provided by the author or publisher.
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