Published By: Sky Pony Press
Publication Date: October 11, 2016
Page Count: 304
Source: ARC Kindly Provided by Publisher via Edelweiss
Audience: Young Adult - Historical Fantasy
I love a good historical fiction novel, but I adore it when an author can combine history with some element of fantasy. Sarah Glenn Marsh has crafted a tale set on the Isle of Man, a setting which evokes magic and myth all on its own, but she puts a spin on things that may or may not include witches, sea monsters, and ancient lore.
For starters, I have to admit that I know very little about the Isle of Man. I always assumed it was part of England or Ireland, but reading this prompted me to do a little research. I discovered its a self governing entity with close ties to Great Britain located in the Irish Sea between the countries of England and Ireland. I suppose my original assumption was fairly geographically correct, but my ignorance made me want to know more. The island is fascinating. I knew nothing of the Manx culture, the island's history, or the folklore surrounding this unique place. I, yet again, have a new travel item for my bucket list. The images online showcase beauty and rugged terrain. It appears to visit the locales from the book would truly be like stepping into the past. Marsh does a gorgeous job of bringing this setting to life.