This week’s edition of Library Journal includes a review of The Shadow of the Sun by Barbara Friend Ish. Reviewer Jackie Cassada has this to say:
“Once a king in his own right, Ellion brought scandal and death to his family. Swearing never to practice magic again, he sought refuge as a bard in the lands of the Tanaan, creatures of the Fae. When the high king of the Human Realms is assassinated, Ellion discovers that a rogue wizard threatens both humans and Tanaan. Agreeing to act as protector of the Tanaan princess Letitia, Ellion faces dangers that test his vows and draw him ever deeper into the darkness that threatens the world.
Ish displays a skill in language and character building that holds promise for future volumes in this series.
VERDICT: Rooted in a Celtic atmosphere and reminiscent of the works of Patricia Kenneally Morrison and Marion Zimmer Bradley, this fantasy debut deserves a wide readership.”
So far this review is print-only. We’ll post a link to the review online when it’s posted on the LJ site.