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BLOG TOUR: Song For A Lost Kingdom by Steve Moretti Book Review

* I am reviewing this book that I received for a blog tour but this in no way affects my review *


Song for a Lost Kingdom, Book ITitle: Songs For A Lost Kingdom
Authors: Steve Moretti 
Source: Digital Blog Tours
Publisher: DWA Media
Rating: 3/5 stars





Book Summary: 

Music is not bound by time...
Adeena Stuart is a struggling cellist ready to give up on her dream of landing a spot with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. All that changes when she receives a musical score, lost for almost 300 years in a Scottish castle, sent by her dying grandmother. When the score is played on the oldest surviving cello ever made in the UK, the music connects Adeena directly to the past as Katharine Carnegie, struggling to find words to complete her symphonic tour-de-force in the midst of 18th Century political rebellion that is tearing apart Scotland and England. But Adeena is not a scientist or historian. What she wants more than anything is to create and compose. As she is buffeted back and forth between the past and present, she grows to want more of the past, even though the promise of her most yearned-for professional dream is coming true.  With a clear voice that sets us in modern-day Ottawa and old world Scotland, Song for a Lost Kingdom, Book I, begins a journey of discovery between two women who share the same musical soul and love for the same doomed man.

Book Review:

A Song For A Lost Kingdom was a book that I wouldn't typically read as most of you know I mainly read YA but I have tried reading a wide variety of books this year to expand my reading taste. A Song For A Lost Kingdom is a good read that definitely proves that I can like more than one type of book. 


First off I do want to talk about some things that I didn't love about the book. One of the big ones is that it could be edited more. I ended up finding some spelling errors throughout the book and with a more careful read through these would have been spotted and it would have made the story read better. I also don't like that the Scottish people read like Scottish people on the page so there is an adaptation of dialect. I don't typically like this in books and sometimes it took me out of the story. I also couldn't tell which parts were set in the past and present day which could be fixed in editing.

Although there were some errors I did like the writing style in the book. It was really easy to read and I found it really easy to be immersed in the world and with more editing, Moretti could be a really great writer who tells really great stories. I would love to read more of his work in the future, in this series or in other books that he writes. 


I think the thing that I really did like is the way that music is used in the book. You can tell that Moretti knows what he is talking about regarding music and he has clearly done his research. I feel like he makes it really easy to understand for the reader and I didn't really feel confused over it when in the plot. 

I also really liked the setting of both Scotland and Canada as I don't find many books set in these locations so this made it really interesting to read about and learn more about these places. Moretti is also Canadian himself and I don't also read that many Canadian authors and this book gave me a chance to. 

This book definitely had some things that I really enjoyed in it and I am glad that I had a chance to read it even though I did have some problems with it. 

The Verdict:

Song For A Lost Kingdom is an interesting and entertaining read. A great first read of the series. 




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