Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Natalie Gibson's Satin Sheets Romance Review of The Selkie Sorceress by Sophie Moss

The Selkie Sorceress
Book Three of the Seal Island Trilogy

by Sophie Moss

Buy Link: Amazon
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Fantasy Romance
(selkies, mermaid, sea witch)
266 pages

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American detective Sam Holt has a knack for finding people who shouldn't be found. When his last case almost killed an innocent woman, he swore off detective work forever. But when this same woman asks him for one last investigation--to find her husband's long lost mother--Sam cannot refuse. Clairvoyant Irish artist Glenna McClure will do anything to stop Sam, even if it means teaming up with a powerful sorceress who she knows she cannot trust. But when the petals of a mysterious night-blooming rose begin to turn black, Glenna realizes that an even darker force is at work. To protect the people she loves, Glenna will have to face a terrible curse that has haunted her all her life before the final petal fades to ash.

Natalie Gibson's Review:

I started writing this review and realized it was almost exactly the same as the ones I wrote for the first two.  It isn't that the books are monotonous or repetitive because they aren't.  I loved each one separately for their unique stories, but the thing they have in common is Sophie Moss' TALENT.  This author has a well developed voice that has style and is a joy to read.    

The Selkie Sorceress, like its predecessors, is a very well written book.  Sophie Moss presents a climactic and engaging end to this wonderful selkie trilogy. The mix of mythology in a contemporary setting was achieved through fairytale books read by the children in the novel.  The story is familiar and yet presented in a way where I did not know what to expect.  Brilliant.  The supernatural is presented in a believable and realistic way.  It was like the air on Seal Island was thick with magic and the inhabitants didn't notice because they were used to it.  The same happens to the reader - each book is more fantastical (I mean, this one had a murdering sea witch and good hearted mermaid/selkie hybrid) and yet the author manages to make you so engrossed with the story that you forget to disbelieve.  The magic seems perfectly normal.  The same two things struck me as I read this one as when I read the others: the rich well described setting and the excellently paced plot.  The story developed naturally, not a word seemed rushed nor description overly drawn out.  I was actually anxious when the tide threatened the island, and felt the heat of the fire.  Every character's actions make sense; they do what feels right to that individual, not just what the author needs them to do.

If you haven't read The Selkie Spell and The Selkie Enchantress, then do yourself a favor and buy them!  You won't regret it.  Obviously these books are in a series and should be read in order.  I wish I could go back and read them again for the first time.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I'm so happy you enjoyed The Selkie Sorceress. :)