THE LIGHT-BEARER’S DAUGHTER by O.R. Melling

THE LIGHT-BEARER’S DAUGHTER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Melling returns to The Chronicles of Faerie, where each installment stands alone. As in the other outings, the story focuses on a young girl on a quest. Dana Faolan was born and bred in Ireland, and loves her life there. Only the loss of her mother, who disappeared long ago, makes her life incomplete. Dana never gives up hope that her mother will return. When her father is forced to take a job in Canada, she fears she has to search for her mother before they leave, or risk never finding her. She’s offered the opportunity to find “her heart’s desire” by a strange young girl she meets in the forest—if she will take on a quest to wake King Lugh of the Wood, to protect the world of Faerie from a perilous threat. Melling’s love of both Ireland and Faerie ring clear as a bell. Unfortunately, much of the story is less clear. The dialogue swings between the modern and the archaic, with a muddled plot and an ill-defined threat that perhaps deals with environmental conservation. Readers who loved Melling’s earlier works will read this one out of loyalty, not enjoyment. (Fantasy. 13+)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-8109-0781-2
Page count: 304pp
Publisher: Amulet/Abrams
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2007




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