The dull doom of impending marriage at his back and a reticent royal at his side, remarkable minstrel Gant-o’-the-Lute is off in search of adventure, and you can be sure he finds it – complete with much music, magicked maidens, and a dangerous power so great, Lute might for once find himself outmatched.
Whoo hoo! I got my hands on an ARC! *cough* Ahem. *recomposes self*
The Song Caster is the fourth book of the Wilderhark Tales (1:The Swan Prince, 2: The Stone Kingdom, 3: The Seventh Spell). As I've mentioned before I've been fortunate enough to follow Miss Shipley since she started The Swan Prince and I haven't been let down by her stories yet.
Woot! This book promised to feature my latest favorite character, Gant-o'-the-Lute aka Jackillien (Sorry Villem and Edgwyn, I still love you too). I had expected it to be solely through Jackillien's point of view but Shipley has changed it up again and it's told mainly through two points of views which is was fine with me. To be honest, I was a little disappointed that it wasn't just through Lute's point of view but that's just selfishness on my part. Having the two point of views proved to be a good decision as I read on in the book. It was unexpected but quite pleasant when I saw who she brought back. (Hint: It's someone from Rosalba's previous encounters.) I grew to like the other protagonist as well. I enjoy how Shipley continues to bring back old characters, even the ones we've forgotten about or declared as unimportant or just plain gone.