Review of ‘The Dreamt Child’

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In The Dreamt Child, the final book in Yvonne Hertzberger’s Earth’s Pendulum trilogy, we join the seer Liannis who had been healing for two years since the travails she suffered in Through Kestrel’s Eyes. She is joined by Merrist, and in the meaning of ‘joined’ as used by the author, the two of them become one.

I received a free review copy of this book, and after having read the first two, approached it with a sense of anticipation that was not disappointed. Hertzberger continues to amuse and amaze with her ability to create a fantasy world that makes suspending disbelief an easy task. Crisp dialogue that carries us into the minds and hearts of the characters, and an epic account of the suffering that can ensue when earth’s balance is upset, this is as much a commentary on history, politics and sociology as fantasy. But, first and foremost, it is sheer enjoyment to read. You don’t have to be a fan of fantasy to delight in Hertzberger’s deft prose and delicate touch.

The Dreamt Child, like the two volumes that preceded it, is fantasy at its best!

4 thoughts on “Review of ‘The Dreamt Child’

    Yvonne Hertzberger said:
    March 8, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you once again, Charlie. This is wonderful and I truly appreciate it.

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      charlieray45 responded:
      March 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      Not a problem. As a former CIA director once said, it was a slam dunk. You’ve created an interesting world, and should consider taking it further with the adventures of Ayliss.

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    kyangel17 said:
    March 9, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Charlie, how can I get to be a book reviewer and get free copies of books? I’m going broke here trying to keep up with my reading list, especially since I’m still shut in and can’t get out to the library.

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      charlieray45 responded:
      March 9, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      I got started on Story Cartel. Check http://storycartel.com/ and click on ‘Discover Free Books.’ These are e-books, but I get a $10 Amazon gift certificate for most of my reviews (actually so far I’ve gotten one for each of my reviews). Once your blog gets known for reviews, authors will sometimes contact you directly asking for a review. You can also post on your blog that you’re willing to do reviews. I don’t get too many hard copies, but my Kindle is chocked full of books to review.

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