Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Love of Shadows Book Review
Love of Shadows
by Zoe Brooks
Genre – Fantasy / Women’s Fiction(R)
“I had always felt most alive, when I was healing. Without healing I was a tin top spinning out of kilter soon to catch the ground. It took all my energy to hold myself from skidding into chaos.”
But in the city of Pharsis traditional women healers are banned from practising and the penalty for breaking the law is death by hanging. After being arrested and interrogated twice Judith is careful to avoid suspicion, but then scarlet fever breaks over the city like a poisonous wave, leaving in its wake the small corpses of children. What will the young healer do?
Love of Shadows is the second novel in The Healer’s Shadow trilogy, which began with Girl in the Glass, and follows the lives of Judith and her Shadow, Sarah. It is a study in grief, love and defiance.
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Love of Shadows is the second book in the Healer's Shadow trilogy but I haven't read the first one yet. I felt like there is a lot of information and little details about Judith and Sarah's life that I'm missing and should already know. After reading this book I am still a little confused on what exactly a shadow is if they are not human. Judith is a healer but has to hide it because she could be hanged if she is caught. She is also a perfume maker and travels with her shadow looking for plant and ingredients for her perfumes and her medicines. During one of her travels she also finds love again. Since Shadows are not considered human they begin getting attacked and Judith starts working with a doctor in a secret hospital to help heal shadows. Like I said earlier I was a little confused sometimes because I felt there was more I should know so I recommend reading the first book before reading Love of Shadows. Other than that I though it was a good book.
I received a free ebook from Orangeberry Book Tours to review
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