- Publisher: Airmid Publishing (4 Feb 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615534724
- ISBN-13: 978-0615534725
Synopsis from Amazon U.K
Having received this book for review I started to read it straight away. I was instantly transported to the 1980's and into the main character Finna's life. Having become pregnant after a terrible experience she receives a knock on the door from her 'deceased' mother and is given a family heirloom in the form of the Moonstone which is central to the sstory. We are then, through the Authors narrative taken on an amazing journey through the 'Otherworld' where we encounted all sorts of wonderfully magical beings and unexpected twists and turns. Being Scottish myself I found the dialect very easy to understand and I also thought this brought the character of Catriona to life and gave me a better understanding of the life she leads. I would have liked more mention of The Moonstone itself and I would also have liked to delve more into the history of some of the strange creatures encountered throughout the book, but this is more a personal prefrence than me complaining. I felt that Finna's thoughts and feelings were very well described and on more than one occassion I felt compelled to yell at the book for Finna to tell her mother Catriona how she was really feeling about all the bizarre going ons she was experiencin. The 'Otherworld' was described so well it actually felt to me like it was a real place I could go to, I was transported there everytime I lifted the book and I could really smell the herby concoctions Catriona was giving Finna to keep her well. All in all I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of book 2 in August.
*Originally Reviewed in March 2012, I updated this review as I had decided to start my blogging career*