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Delaney Lortal Is A Unique Breed Of Girl She Is Well Spoken, Extremely Well Read, And Highly Ambitious For Love, But It Is Not Those Qualities That Make Her So Unique It S Not Even Because In Twenty Two Years Of Life, She Has Never Set Foot Outside Of Her Grandfather S House What Makes Her So Unique Is The Truth Behind A Mysterious Secret That Has Made Her The Target Of A Clandestine Order Called The Orisanima As Wondrous As It Is Heartbreaking, Song Of Eidolons Follows Delaney S Journey Of Enlightenment As She Struggles To Peel Back The Layers Of Deceit To Discover The Amazing Truth About Her Origins

11 thoughts on “Song of Eidolons

  1. says:

    I should get it out of the way right from the start I love Jessica McHugh s writing style I love it for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that she doesn t talk down to her readers She doesn t dumb down her vocabulary and she isn t afraid to make you think McHugh s writing is exceptional on its own when you read it with a dictionary and an encyclopedia on hand, you actually learn And, even amazingly, you enjoy it.Song of Eidolons is an exceptional novel It weaves together folklore, fairy tales, myths, fantasy, and paranormal elements into one seamless journey in prose It jumps back and forth in time, and you re with the story every step of the way McHugh has a way of whirling you around what could be a chaotic and confusing story while never letting you fall or get lost in the tale.The characters in Song of Eidolons are thoroughly developed, and McHugh creates voices for them so strong and individual that dialogue tags are almost unnecessary to know who is speaking We care intensely for her protagonists agonize with them, cheer for them, want to see them fall, root them on to the win Delaney, the primary character, goes through a magnificent transformation and realization, and we re right there with her, shocked at her discoveries, frustrated at her inabilities, frightened at her past and her future She grows, becomes stronger, finds her voice as the story goes on and we re enthralled, cheering her on every step of the way Secondary characters are just as thoroughly developed, giving Eidolons almost a soap opera like feel, not in scope but in impact you know these people, you ve been watching them for years, you wait expectantly for their next move, and then cheer or boo, as the case may be when they take action.The villain is deliciously villainous, the heroes and heroines delightfully heroic Everyone else falls into place like an exquisite game of Tetris that you always always win.McHugh wields her pen exceptionally well when it comes to descriptions, painting a crystal clear picture of locations, feelings, wardrobes, and thoughts We can picture exactly where we are at every moment in the story, yet the narrative, like a well made souffl , never feels heavy The descriptions add to the tale, rather than detract from the action We go from Delaney s grandfather s house to the Scottish moors to the English countryside to Rome and with every change of venue, we feel the cozy smell of built in bookshelves, the frigid Scot wind, the overcast scent of Briton fields, the uneven cobbles of Italian streets We feel not merely read the characters betrayals, excitements, frustrations, disbelief.When the action is taking place, it moves at breakneck speed yet still manages to build suspense and tension, and deliver a thoroughly satisfying denouement.Putting Eidolons down is not an option except to sleep you will want to reunite with your old friends as soon as chance allows.It takes a special kind of author to draw readers in so intensely that they emerge from the tale exhausted and drained, yet almost unbearably pleased That s exactly what McHugh has done with Song of Eidolons It is a job exceptionally well done.

  2. says:

    Delaney love the name btw is twenty two years old and lives with her Grandfather Dags Because he worries about her safety, Delaney has never been allowed to leave the house She spends her time reading and has never questioned the fact that she can t go out Then one day while looking out of the window, she sees children outside flying a kite and looking happy This makes her wonder if the outside world is really as bad as Dags has told her and for the first time she questions his reasons After some convincing he finally allows Delaney to go to college for a writing course and it s not long before she realises just how dangerous the world can be When I began to read the forward of this book I thought oh no this is going to be a hard read with sentences like Legends are often malleable and ambitiously fashioned to a desired accord, but contrarily, they also possess a resolute strength an iron backbone that never bends and never breaks It s just too deep for me haha and making me have to really think about what I m reading can be quite tiresome if all I m looking for is an entertaining read Glad to say I was wrong Once I met Delaney in chapter 2 I was instantly intrigued and curious as to why she had been kept imprisoned in the house for so long I imagined her dreams were somehow relevant to the reason, perhaps a past life or her life in another realm Whatever it was I had to know The prose was much natural and easier to read in the main body of the book than in the forward.phew Having now read 3 Jessica McHugh books I am in awe of this ladies work..each book so different, yet just as entertaining and gripping as the one before I find it difficult to pigeon hole her into a specific genre because this book would not fit in the same pile as rabbits in the Garden which up to now is definitely my favourite JM book but according to Miss McHugh s Goodreads description she is an author of speculative fiction that spans the genre from horror and alternate history to epic fantasy Of course Now why did I not realise that So, Song s of Eidolons summed up in one sentence It s an intriguing, entertaining, mystical, gripping imaginative read with a surprising conclusion

  3. says:

    I wasn t really sure about the book at first The plot consisted of a grandfather that basically kept his granddaughter a prisoner in their home for her entire 22 years of life I read the passages with complete disbelief child abuse, child endangerment, and a lack of Child Protective Services intervention Who keeps a child completely captive completely to the point of her never even breathing fresh air and allows him her to believe that it s normal I actually had to put aside the book for a couple days and relax a bit before resuming I m glad I didn t wait to long to pick it back up As the book rolled along, everything fell into place and the secrets and mysteries surrounding Delaney and her grandfather, Dags, were revealed So as not to give anything away, I will leave my review as this A great fantasy story that keeps you guessing.

  4. says:

    Can I just sayWow I could sit and tell you everything about this book and still not touch the complexity that it is Jessica McHugh is one phenomenal writer She provides a lush scene that isn t talked to death like I have seen She has the ability to put you into this story as a voyeur and keep you coming back to be a fly on the wall I thoroughly enjoyed her character Delaney She had innocence, strength, and passion that I admire Just when you think you ve got what Jessica has for you she turns and leads you by the nose to where she wanted you Not many authors have that awesome talent I give it a strong 5 stars for a strong story that I will definitely return to.