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Her music is magic, and she will need every note to save their lives.
Gwynn has finally joined the ranks of the most prestigious guild of bards. Eager to explore the world and create her musical legacy, she heads to the dazzling city to impress with her skills. On the road she encounters an elite warrior wounded in an ambush, and fate demands they join forces to defeat the dark forces that have hijacked her past.
Can she free her world from enchantment before her soul shatters?
Fae Song is book one of the enchanting fantasy series Ballads of Balahar. A magical world of mysterious forces, splendid Celtic mythology, and a friendship stronger than time. Perfect for fans of Holly Black and Sarah J. Maas.
"This is a beautifully written fantasy novel that captures the best of European-inspired fantasy and magical lore. One of the main characters is Gwynn, a lady bard who spins magic with her music. This character is self-assured and wonderful. There's also Shae, a character who reminds me of Geralt from The Witcher in that he's a fighter. In addition to the detailed world building, I loved how the author drew from various languages to build her world. I geeked out at the mention of wergild and the use of medieval Welsh naming conventions. Great book for fantasy lovers!"- Anya Pavelle, Author of Moon Hunters
Fae Song does an amazing job of telling a story outside of the crazy high fantasy that permeates the genre recently. There is magic, but it dwells within the words themselves, as well as the wonderful character interactions, and the world-building that Williams leads readers through. This novel is a spectacular debut, and before long, its author is sure to be known far and wide as she, Gwynn and Shae continue their journeys."-The Tellest Fantasy Blog
"This story is such a wonderful tale! The richness of the world Deonne Williams created is only eclipsed by the deep, loving friendship of Gwynn and Shae. I completely enjoyed my sojourn in Balahar. I hope there is a second book so that I can visit again, soon. I am extremely interested in what new adventures await our two friends. I highly recommend this magical story to anyone. Appropriate for YA or any lover of the fantasy genre A refreshing, beautifully crafted, and gripping read!"- Marisa Higgins, Goodreads Review
"I absolutely love this book! The characters, the adventure, the relationships and the worldbuilding all work to create a beautiful symphony. I want to live in this world."- Amelia Nichole Defield, Goodreads Review