2017 Boek #37 Wintersong

Wintersong Boek omslag Wintersong
S. Jae-Jones
“Once there was a little girl who played her music for a little boy in the wood. She was small and dark, he was tall and fair, and the two of them made a fancy pair as they danced together, dancing to the music the little girl heard in her head.”
“What is eternal life but a prolonged death.” “This was the Goblin King. The abductor of maidens, the punisher of misdeeds, the Lord of Mischief and the Underground.” “His beauty hurt, but it was the pain that made it beautiful”
De karakters zijn prachtig opgebouwd, allemaal zijn ze duidelijk en ze hebben allemaal een geweldige rol in het verhaal. Het verhaal zelf gaat om Liesl, een meisje met veel verantwoordelijkheden die uiteindelijk toch voor zichzelf kiest. De Goblin King is prachtig omschreven, hij is alles en toch niets, hij is knap, hij is sexy, hij is de Goblin King... De omgeving wordt prachtig omschreven en je kan je heel goed indenken dat je daar bent. Ik heb me echt ingeleefd in Liesl en voelde met haar mee op bepaalde momenten.

Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

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