Book Review: Lucy Holland’s Sistersong is a compelling folkoric fantasy, perfect for fans of Circe

The Romans have left Britain, abandoning it to warring tribes and the invading Saxons. Already set to inherit a land torn asunder, the children of King Cador and Queen Enica watch as their parents bend increasingly to the will of Gildas, an influential and dangerous Christian leader.

Under his often cruel guidance, the people of Dunbriga are forgetting the old ways, and Riva, Keyne, and Sinne feel it keenly. Without the protection of the old gods, the kingdom’s magical defences are crumbling. And when the magician Myrdhin returns, only to be rejected by his old friend the king, the siblings must tap into their own power, to forge their own destiny and save the land they call home.

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