Blurb:The balance of the Elements is once more in doubt, and new Chosen are called. They need to find the will to succeed, or the unseen enemy from years gone by may have the advantage.
The Wheel of the Year has had many cycles - and the folk of Wraidd Elfennol have lived in peace since the age of Marella, Kai, Daren, and Lani. All the Elements have been in perfect harmony with each other.
All that is about to change, with new Chosen called to represent their Element and to find nine sacred branches.
Bran and Rhosyn need to work together to restore the balance between Earth and Air… and maybe find out just who they are meant to be.
Full of myth and magic, with a strong Welsh theme, Of Land and Sky continues the Fantasy series set in the imaginary world of Wraidd Elfennol.
“It all seems a bit much right now, doesn’t it?” the old man said. His voice was deep and melodious, soothing the jagged edges of Bran’s soul.
Bran hummed in agreement. “Yes, it does. I take it you know what this is all about?” He waited for a nod of agreement before continuing. “We’ve got to collect some branches. I just don’t see how that will help to restore the balance. And Rhosyn, although she seems nice enough, she is driving me crazy already. She’s hanging off every word as though this is something wonderful. Can’t she see what it might mean for Wraidd Elfennol?”
“Sometimes it’s not always obvious to begin with,” the old man gently said, resting his hand on Bran’s shoulder. “Sometimes, it only becomes clear as you proceed, or even after the event. Sometimes it never becomes clear, and you just have to have faith that you did your part, and helped in some small way.”
“That sucks,” said Bran, folding his arms across chest.
“Yes it does,” agreed the man, startling Bran with his agreement. “That’s also life. No one ever said that life is fair, or reasonable. Life is sucky, you just have to make the best use of it that you can.”
“Did you just say that life is sucky?” asked Bran, a slow grin spreading across his face. “You’re too old to say things like that.”
“And you’re too young to be so cheeky to an old dude like myself,” retorted the old man, laughing with Bran.
“It’s nice to hear someone else being cheeky for a change,” said the lady who had greeted AuraLeigh, as she walked up to them both. “It’s usually you that wears the crown on that one, my love.”
5 out of 5 (exceptional)
Of Land and Sky is the third book in the Wraidd Elfennol series, and it starts approximately sixty years after Water Weaver.
The world of Wraidd Elfennol has been in balance since the original Chosen went on their quest, but now new Chosen of Earth and Air have been announced. Bran and Rhosyn don't get on very well to begin with, but they have to learn to work together. With their Partners ever ready with words of wisdom, we stay with them as they bring the trees back to life.
This is a very different book to Water Weaver - more introverted. I wasn't sure how this would turn out, but I'm really pleased with the results. There are many lessons in this book if you choose to see them, from family to love.
Fair warning though - this book had me sobbing towards the end. I knew it would happen, but that didn't lessen the impact in any way!
A brilliant addition to the series, and definitely recommended by me.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements fora review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
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