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!