The Song Caster (Book Four of The Wilderhark Tales)

The Song Caster (Book Four of The Wilderhark Tales)

by Danielle E. Shipley, Yana Naumova

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BN ID: 2940149446773
Publisher: Ever On Word
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Series: The Wilderhark Tales , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 211
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Danielle E. Shipley’s first novelettes told the everyday misadventures of wacky kids like herself. ...Or so she thought. Unbeknownst to them all, half of her characters were actually closeted elves, dwarves, fairies, or some combination thereof. When it all came to light, Danielle did the sensible thing: Packed up and moved to Fantasy Land, where daily rent is the low, low price of her heart, soul, blood, sweat, tears, firstborn child, sanity, and words; lots of them. She’s also been known to spend short bursts of time in the real-life Chicago area with the parents who homeschooled her and the two little sisters who keep her humble. When she’s not living the highs and lows of writing young adult novels, she’s probably blogging about it at EverOnWord.wordpress.com.

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The Song Caster (Book Four of The Wilderhark Tales) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
EmeraldBarnes More than 1 year ago
Well if Miss Shipley hasn't gone and done it again. And by luck, she's written an entire novella about my favorite character, Gant-O'-the-Lute! Imagine how happy this reader was when she found out that he had his own book! The Song Caster is a novella all about adventure! Our dear Jackillean doesn't want to marry until he's had one last adventure, so he's on the road with the most unusual of companions, Benedeck from The Stone Kingdom. Together, they go in search of a princess for Benedeck. Along the way, Gant-O'-the-Lute finds something that could destroy the world in the right hands. We discover just how far one can fall under the right influence. This novella is about love, adventure, and starting and breaking spells. It's everything you ever wanted in a fairy tale! Just when you think The Wilderhark series can't get any better, we're given The Song Caster! **I was given an ARC, and I have provided my unbiased review of the novel I was gifted.**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Song Caster is yet another strong entry into Danielle Shipley’s Wilderhark Tales series, and one which I’m very glad to have read. As a matter of fact, I think this is now my favourite book in the whole series. The book gets remarkbly tense in places without ever ditching the tradition Wilderhark-style humour, resulting in a read unlike anything else I have seen this year. The first of the wo protagonists is none other than Gant o’ the Lute, one of my favourite characters the last time around. I was thrilled to find he’d be having a bigger role her and the result is even better than I’d expected. Faced with the prospect of marriage, Gant decides on one last adventure before settling down into a (relatively) normal life. Over the quest that follows, Gant’s character is fleshed out beautifully, with a huge character flaw brought to light which was only vaguely apparent in the past. The second main character, however, is what provides this book’s masterstroke. Shipley takes a bit character from book 2 – one that I (and I imagine, most people) had forgotten about – and gradually shapes him into an individual we can truly root for. I really enjoyed seeing this character develop over time, and sincerely hope we’ll be seeing more of him in future books. The writing is as good as ever, of course, with a good quick flow and nary a word wasted. And speaking of writing: I don’t recall seeing a single typo or grammatical goof anywhere in this. Given that this is an indie book – and an early copy of one at that – that is doubly impressive. Four books in, The Wilderhark Tales remains an absolute gem of a series. I eagerly look forward to the next installment. *I recieved a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. *