Cathy Marie Buchanan’s two previous books, The Day the Falls Stood Still and The Painted Girls, are two of my favourites so requesting an early copy of her new book on Edelweiss was a no-brainer! I knew she was an excellent author, but with Daughter of Black Lake, she proves that she is a stunning storyteller, as well. I haven’t been able to get this book out of my head. I want more of the characters, more of the immersive descriptions of the Black Lake settlement and surrounding areas, more of the magic that captivated me. This book will stay with me for a long time — it’s a treasure.
Reasons I liked this book:
Beautifully developed characters.
The duel timelines were easy to follow.
The pagan rituals were interesting and I want to learn more about them.
I love stories of early humankind and how they lived.
Book Quote: “She touched her lips, the earth.”
“I hugged the tablet to my chest and knew I held magic — a tool that made it possible to send words across vast expanses and through long spans of time.”
Rating: 5 stars
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