Sistersong by Lucy Holland is everything about magic, love, and fantasy, but make it Irish.
A gripping tale of three powerful sisters of the Briton tribe, who fought against the invasion of Saxons. This story is set at an interesting time – when Christianity was spreading to the so-called heathen uncivilised tribes, and the cultural struggle.
The book is a great example of how resilient women can be – their patience, courage and their readiness to face anything. It also celebrates the idea of native culture and reasons the latter generations ditch them for something more practical, more profitable way of living. It shows how times and generations are continuous are fluid, and how one must co-exist, not abandon their roots. Another interesting aspect of the book is how adeptly the modernism is inculcated with the seventeenth century timeline.
Complicated relationships, lots of folk lores (must I say, dark), powerful songs and atonement, makes the book a perfect read for the weekend. I picked it up last year, and I am glad that I was able to complete it.
P.S: The cover makes a lot of meaning after you read the book