When her brother duels the world’s most powerful wizard, Aino is cursed. If she can’t break the spell in time, she’ll be trapped—forever.
Right off the bat, author Annette Lyon does something to draw readers to this book—she puts a Finnish guide right at the start to aid her audience. Beyond that simple thing, a truly unique and beautiful story unfolds. One will not simply read words on a page, but rather watch this world completely encompass them. With such precise imagery comes a steep price—one can see clearly when a character is lacking depth, as is the case with the sister and father. They both appear to be nothing more than placeholders. With that said, “Song Breaker” is a provocative read, and one that begs to be read more than once. —InD’Tale Magazine
To Aino, the idea of spending her life warming the bed of a wrinkled old man—especially when it means life without her secretly betrothed love—is horrifying. But that is the fate that awaits her because her brother, Jouko, has dueled the famed wizard Vane—and lost.
At the last moment, the old man agreed to spare Jouko’s life in exchange for Aino’s hand, and the contract is sealed with magic that cannot be undone by anyone but Vane himself.
Aino swears she’ll never marry against her will, yet with only two days until the wizard comes for her, she must find a way to break the deep magic of the contract, or she’ll be Vane’s prisoner for life.
Her efforts might free her from the old wizard, but her escape could mean merely exchanging one kind of prison for another.
Based on a Nordic myth in the Finnish Kalevala, which inspired Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Gandalf himself, comes Song Breaker from a USA Today bestselling author.
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First published August 2017
ISBN: 978-1-946308-93-1 (ebook)
ISBN: 978-1-946308-94-8 (paperback, 292 pages)