logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g SF/Fantasy Books Site

BellaOnline's SF/Fantasy Books Editor

g

Secret Speakers by K.S.R. Kingworth - a review

Guest Author - Laura Lehman

After living the last nine years of her thirteen-year-old life hiding in the cellar with only her dog for company, Fair is finally leaving the darkness and isolation to join the hoomin of Cloven Grave as an adult. Nine years ago, the cruel and harsh ruler, Harrold King, had a dream that a child would overthrow his rule, so he decreed all children to be taken from their parents-- Fair's own brother included. Once she is named a maiden, Fair can no longer be taken by Harrold. Unfortunately for Fair, Harrold has had other dreams and once he learns her true identity, he is intent on enslaving her.

Fair also learns her true identity, which was kept hidden from her all the years she spent in hiding. Now she has an important quest to undertake, one that will end the Fallow Era and begin the Plater Era. She must find Selador's Gate and reopen the way to the Mother and Father of Light.

I have mixed feelings about Secret Speakers and the Search for Selador's Gate. There is a very definite Christian subtext- a king fearing for his throne whisks away children, the Father of Light sending his son to guide the hoomin. The characters and plot are well written enough that this didn't necessarily bother me. But I found the further into the book I read, the more little details didn't mesh and this bothered me. On a few occasions, details were brought up that had no bearing on the story whatsoever. I was carried away by the story nonetheless.

My Recommendation
Secret Speakers and the Search for Selador's Gate by K.S.R. Kingworth is not something I would have picked up on my own. But with that being said, I did enjoy reading Fair's story, even if I did get a little lost in the details.


Secret Speakers and the Search for Selador's Gate by K.S.R. Kingworth
Printed by Brigham Distributing
475 pages


Secret Speakers and the Search for Selador's Gate by K.S.R. Kingworth is available at Amazon.com

The author provided me with a free review copy of Secret Speakers and the Search for Selador's Gate
Add Secret+Speakers+by+K%2ES%2ER%2E+Kingworth+%2D+a+review to Twitter Add Secret+Speakers+by+K%2ES%2ER%2E+Kingworth+%2D+a+review to Facebook Add Secret+Speakers+by+K%2ES%2ER%2E+Kingworth+%2D+a+review to MySpace Add Secret+Speakers+by+K%2ES%2ER%2E+Kingworth+%2D+a+review to Del.icio.us Digg Secret+Speakers+by+K%2ES%2ER%2E+Kingworth+%2D+a+review Add Secret+Speakers+by+K%2ES%2ER%2E+Kingworth+%2D+a+review to Yahoo My Web Add Secret+Speakers+by+K%2ES%2ER%2E+Kingworth+%2D+a+review to Google Bookmarks Add Secret+Speakers+by+K%2ES%2ER%2E+Kingworth+%2D+a+review to Stumbleupon Add Secret+Speakers+by+K%2ES%2ER%2E+Kingworth+%2D+a+review to Reddit




Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Galileo´s Children edited by Gardner Dozios - a review
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the SF/Fantasy Books Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Laura Lehman. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Laura Lehman. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Evelyn Rainey for details.

g


g features
Jamie Brindle Interview

Discuss 9 Incarnate

Ryan Dawson interview

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor