“What would you do, if you were a free man?”
“I would take my violin and play. I would walk the world and play, until someone called me by name and called me home.”
– Winter Song by S. Jae-Jones
Once there was a little girl who played with a mysterious boy in the woods. The mysterious wished to make her his bride, but she had turned him down several times. Soon, the little girl grew up and forgot about the boy, until one day, like time was on their side, the boy reappeared and wished to claim what he remembered and they lived happily ever after, or did they?
I honestly don’t know how to review this book, and I mean it in a good way and let me tell you why.
Elisabeth’s or Liesel’s story is a narration of an exemplary dreamer- A girl whose beauty was not her greatest strength , a virtuoso, and whose love for her family was described to be unparalleled to a point of sacrificing her own for others to succeed. Her yesteryears was narrated in full ballad of dreamy moments with the Goblin king, where with her own music, captivated him from the beneath the Earth. But as years went on, Liese’s view of the world changed and these moments with the Goblin king vanished along with these changes like a song coming to an end.
The reappearance of the Goblin King into Liesel’s life had some sense of predictability to it, but tastefully done, no, deliciously done. And then we were introduced to a kingdom beneath the Earth and all its myths and magic.
Jae-Jones serenaded me with her writing and my heart was truly mesmerized at the innocence of every word, where the debut of the characters, both good and evil, were admirably narrated.
And, the Goblin King, oh, our nameless Goblin king, the king of mischief, but whose heart admits sorrow, but atones his sins with his own music was easily lovable.
This book is loooong, but I wanted more. I don’t think this book is anything like the movie, Labyrinth, at all. I think it is full of its own magic. Okay, I need book 2 NOW.
Wintersong By S. Jae-Jones
Thomas Dunne Books 436 pages