Thursday, February 17, 2011

Review: The Language of Souls by Lena Goldfinch

Title: The Language of Souls
Author: Lena Goldfinch
Available: Now
Reading Level: Adult

Description from Goodreads:

Solena, a young healer with a generous heart, is desperate to heal her dying grandfather. When she ventures into a hostile territory to find a rare herb, she finds out just how much she’s risked when she’s captured by the enemy and accused of being a spy. 

As a soldier, Rundan has struggled all his life to please his father, a ruthless army commander, but when he’s ordered to take the beautiful trespasser to the royal courts, where she’ll be summarily tried and executed, he’s plagued by the most inconvenient desire to protect her at all costs. 

Though terrified and anxious to escape, Solena is confused by the handsome young soldier who cruelly captures her and then displays uncommon kindness. When he risks his own life to save her, she discovers she may have risked more than her life… she may have lost her heart.

My thoughts:

The Language of Souls is an enchanting little novella. I was immediately drawn in by the fascinating world in which Solena lives. As Solena sets out on her quest to find the herbs needed to save her grandfather, I was continually impressed with her courage and kindness. She is an amazing character that I couldn’t help but love and admire. When Rundan came into the picture I was extremely pleased with the direction the author took the plot. I feel like the entire story played out perfectly. The ending was everything I could have hoped for and more. This is a world I can see myself wanting to visit again.

I enjoy reading short stories, but sometimes find I feel dissatisfied when I reach the end. Almost as if the story was incomplete. This was most definitely not the case with The Language of Souls. The author did a beautiful job of packing what felt like a full length novel into a short, but sweet package. This reader was left completely sated. The writing flowed so smoothly, and gave me enough detail and growth to become completely immersed in Solena and Rundan’s world.I finished reading many weeks ago, but thinking of The Language of Souls still causes a pleasant nostalgic feeling. 

A truly stunning novella that I highly recommend to readers who enjoy romance laced with elements of fantasy, or anyone longing for a good old fashioned HEA. While I feel The Language of Souls falls into the adult fiction category, it can easily appeal to teens who enjoy fantasy with a side of sigh worthy romance. At just under 80 pages this is a story that can be easily devoured in an afternoon. 

My Rating:

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  2. I thought the same thing! I loved this little read. It was like a perfect mini burger. You think it will leave you hungry, but then it's happily satisfying. Great review. I am SO glad you checked this one out.

  3. Under 80 pages? That is indeed very short. It sounds perfect for a lazy afternoon! Great review.

  4. Lena is such a telanted writer! I loved this gem!