Book Review – The Storyteller’s Daughter. Where The Story Begins.
By Sharon Dawn Selby
I had the honour of receiving a signed paperback copy of this book from the author, in exchange for a fare and honest review. As much as I can, I try to read indie author books. Not only to support my fellow indie authors but to hopefully be the first to discover a great story.
Although Sharon Selby has written other works, this book is her first work of fiction, classified as juvenile / young adult fiction. After reading it, I would say an appropriate age range of readers would be around 11-13, as the language and content is mild.
This book starts out fast from the gates. The main character, Skye, abruptly losses her parents in a questionable car accident. No one seems to investigate her parent’s death at all. Documents are signed, the family house is packed up by movers, and Skye is left to live with a creepy family friend.
Sparked by visions, and strange changes to family photos, Skye is swept up on a journey to find out more about a past that’s been hidden from her. She discovers a history filled with magic… and the art of Seanachie story telling.
I liked the fresh ideas portrayed in this story. Before reading this I knew nothing about Seanachie’s and their lore. Sharon Selby really takes the reader in to the Seanachie world.
I give this book a 3 out of 5 stars. The only reason being, that I found the story to slow in the middle and towards the end, and found it difficult to keep my interest.