It would take two women separated by time to make music with the power to change history.
Adeena Stuart and Katharine Carnegie were born nearly three centuries apart. Yet their music and an ancient cello connect them to each other and to a man doomed to die in 1746 after the Battle of Culloden.
In Book I of the Song for A Lost Kingdom series, Adeena receives an untitled musical score from her dying grandmother in Scotland. When the score is played on the oldest surviving cello ever made in the UK, the music connects Adeena directly to the past as Katharine, struggling to find words to complete her symphonic tour-de-force in the midst of the Scottish uprising uprising against Union with England.
But Adeena is not a scientist or historian. What she wants more than anything is to compose music and to join the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. Just as she is about to realize her wish, she’s lifted away, out of her control, and immersed in her ancient family history. As she is buffeted back and forth between the worlds, she grows to want more of the past, even though the promise of her most yearned for dreams are coming true.
Not even her passionate boyfriend can keep her rooted in the present, especially when another man from the past falls for her and her music. Although unsure whether her time travel is a hallucination, she’s willing to steal a five million dollar cello to get back to the 1700’s.
Song for a Lost Kingdom: Book I is undoubtedly a sensational novel that should not be missed, book lovers! As the story that unfolds throughout it is genius, flawlessly written and wildly entertaining. When I read the premise of Song for a Lost Kingdom, I knew instantly that it was a book I had to read as well as a book I would love, and this is thanks to the themes alluded to throughout the premise with a strong one being time travel. Great time travel novels are hard to come by so when I knew this was featured in Song for a Lost Kingdom I knew that I had to get lost in its tale and be taken back in time and wow, what a journey! That is why I already have to recommend this wonderful novel to you lovely readers, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
Song for a Lost Kingdom: Book I is a sensational, historical fantasy novel that will take its readers on a moving and powerful journey that will inspire many thoughts and feelings in its readers. The reader in Song for a Lost Kingdom will be introduced to many characters with the two main ones being Adeena Stuart and Katharine Carnegie. Adeena and Katharine may both be born over two centuries apart, but an ancient cello and their music connect them one another.
The reader in will follow Adeena as she receives a musical score from her dying Grandmother and when Adeena plays this piece of music on the UK’s oldest cello, she is immediately connected to the past of Katharine and thus our time travel journey begins. Song for a Lost Kingdom will take its readers on a journey like no other back in time as Adeena must learn to navigate the 17th century while also figuring out what to do and what follows is a poignant, thrilling and captivating novel that should not be missed book lovers!
Song for a Lost Kingdom is an intriguing story that left me shocked at many points. I am not talking about a small amount of shock to book lovers but rather a massive shock because Song for a Lost Kingdom provides a host of them and they are thrilled me! The twists and turns and the numerous shocking moments throughout the story thrilled me from start to finish and kept me entertained and turning the pages with haste. It is tough for an author to keep their readers engaged, especially when writing a story that involves time travel and jumps between centuries, so the fact that the excellent author Steve Moretti was able to do this for me and so effortlessly shows us that he is an incredible author whose work should not be missed!
Song for a Lost Kingdom is a twisty turny novel and although I thought I knew where the book was going to go at points, it didn’t go that way and instead took a U-turn and it was exhilarating! The themes combined and laced throughout Song for a Lost Kingdom perfectly compliment the atmosphere of the book and story. As I read Song for a Lost Kingdom, I found myself racing through it, turning the pages with haste thanks to the addictive nature. What I loved the most about Song for a Lost Kingdom is that it was not a silly time travel novel in which the author has to rely on gimmicks. Instead, the story is unique and has the perfect combination of themes that are all perfectly weaved together by the exceptional author, Steve Moretti.
Steve Moretti is an author who has written a fantastic story and come up with a brilliant plot. Moretti from the very start sets the tone of the novel; he lets his readers know that this is going to be an adventure-packed novel and you should prepare to lose some sleep over the captivating nature! Moretti is an exceptional writer because he grabs his reader’s attention from the start very quickly and keeps them engrossed until the end. There are no long build-ups that drag in Song for a Lost Kingdom; instead, the reader will be thrown into the thick of the story quickly, and the result of this is exciting!
To conclude, Song for a Lost Kingdom is a superb novel that has everything a reader would want in a story; it has a thrilling narrative, magnificent plot development and excellent characterization that will thrill and excite its readers so of course, I have to award this impressive piece of literature five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers as well as keep an eye out for my next review in the series, you won’t want to miss it!
Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!
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