Sistersong

Sistersong

4.06 (625 ratings by Goodreads)
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'A gripping retelling of an ancient tale. I loved it' - John Gwynne

Betrayal. Magic. Murder.
A tale of three siblings and three deadly sins.

A delight for fans of Madeline Miller's Circe.

King Cador's children inherit a land abandoned by the Romans, torn by warring tribes. Riva can cure others, but can't heal her own scars. Keyne battles to be seen as the king's son, although born a daughter. And Sinne dreams of love, longing for adventure.

All three fear a life of confinement within the walls of the hold, their people's last bastion of strength against the invading Saxons. However, change comes on the day ash falls from the sky - bringing Myrdhin, meddler and magician. The siblings discover the power that lies within them and the land. But fate also brings Tristan, a warrior whose secrets will tear them apart.

Riva, Keyne and Sinne become entangled in a web of treachery and heartbreak, and must fight to forge their own paths. It's a story that will shape the destiny of Britain.

Sistersong by Lucy Holland retells the folk ballad, 'The Two Sisters' - now including the perspective of the sibling 'that time forgot'. It's a powerfully moving story, perfect for fans of Naomi Novik's Uprooted and Katherine Arden's The Bear and the Nightingale.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 151 x 234 x 32mm | 508g
  • Macmillan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1529039045
  • 9781529039047
  • 175,827

Review quote

Sistersong is a fresh and gripping retelling of an ancient tale. Set in a realistic, gritty world, the nuanced, compelling characters are the heart of this story about family, love, loyalty and identity. I loved it -- John Gwynne
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About Lucy Holland

Lucy Holland works for Waterstones and has a BA in English & Creative Writing from Royal Holloway. She went on to complete an MA in Creative Writing under Andrew Motion in 2010. Lucy lives in Devon and co-hosts Breaking the Glass Slipper, an award-winning feminist podcast. You can find her on twitter @silvanhistorian
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Rating details

625 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 35% (220)
4 42% (263)
3 17% (106)
2 5% (30)
1 1% (6)
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