Dreams of the Dark Sky by Tina LeCount Myers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I liked the first book, The Song of All, enough to jump on this when I saw review copies on Edelweiss. Dreams of the Dark Sky begins where the first left off--in a dark place. The Olmmos have won, Darja has been captured, and the Immortals have slunk of home, devastated and defeated. It also ends at a dark place, with no hope left for the future of the Immortals. But in between the dark places are better things, better dreams, a hope for a better future for both immortals and humans. There's grief, sorrow, and loss, yes, but there is also love, hope, and friendships gained.
Where Song is an epic devoted to one man's love for his son, Dreams follows that son as he sets out to discover the tragedy his father's love has wreaked on the world. It's an exploration of the identities of two children, Darja and Marnej, who have fallen between the cracks of society, neither fully human nor fully Japmemeahttun. It's also an unravelling of lies and secrets--the lies that Marnej grew up with and the secrets that Darja holds close--as they start to forge their paths in life, even if those paths break with sacred tradition. But who can afford to hold on to tradition when the world is about to end?
Dreams of the Dark Sky keeps a ponderous pace; both books really are for patient readers, especially when there's definitely a third book to come. What manages to grip you though are the intricate plots and twists that surprise the readers, set alongside the events laid bare to the reader but that catch the various players in the story unawares. These come along at just the right time, dragging you back into the story, as you hope that things will work out in the end.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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