DawnSinger is a fantasy adventure and the first book of the Tales of Faeraven series. The main character, Shaenalyn (Shae for short), is summoned from her sheltered life as a princess of Whellein to the deathbed of the High Queen. While there, she finds out that most of her life has been a lie – one fabricated to protect her in order to secure the fate of the realm. With several friends, she sets out to sing the song that will raise the DawnKing from his slumber to save the lands from an ancient evil now rising in power. With danger at every turn, can our band of heroes reach their destination in time to save everyone and everything they hold dear?
I would first like to state that I received this through NetGalley for an honest review. I rather enjoyed this tale of adventure, loss, and restoration. The characters are well-developed and likeable and the plot maintains a steady pace all throughout. At times it was a bit predictable, but there were other times that the plot twists sent me reeling. Fans of Terry Goodkind’s The Sword of Truth, Terry Brook’s Chronicles of Shannara, and of course J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings should enjoy this series as there are instances that are reminiscent of all three and yet it is a story all its own. Personally, I am looking forward to the next installment.