3 ½ Stars
The Singer and Her Song is the second book in the Empire at Twilight series by N.L Holmes. This book can be read as a standalone in the series, without feeling like you are missing out bits of storyline or information. I have read most, if not all, of Ms. Holmes book now, and I have found the one thing that connects them all and impresses me the most, is the rich and vibrant historical details she weaves into all her work. As with all her other books, Ms. Holmes passion for history shines through in her writing, which makes reading her stories a real pleasure.
This story is a fascinating blend of fiction and historical fact, woven into quite an interesting tale. This time, the story is set in Syria in 1235 BCE- which really comes to life under the authors creative hands.
We get plenty of dysfunctional family dynamics, drama, emotion, and some self-realisation and discovery too. It is an intriguing story that held my attention the whole way through. While not my favourite read of hers, it was non-the-less entertaining.
Thank you, N.L Holmes!
Reviewed by @angelahayes