Book 0.5, A Watersong Novel - A Watersong Story
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Don’t miss this imaginative new short story set in the magical world of Watersong—a realm of enchanting beauty…and terrifying secrets.
Aggie is a mythological creature on a secret mission. Lydia is a young woman from a magical family with no real powers of her own. And Daniel is a high school boy who’s made it his duty to protect his deeply troubled older brother. Then one fateful night, their lives collide in a terrifying accident that changes them all forever. And beneath the surface, the ripple effects of the accident will have more impact than anyone could ever guess...changing not only their future, but the fate of an entire town.
I usually prefer writing short stories to reading them, which I know makes very little sense. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed Forgotten Lyrics.
I have been a fan of Amanda's since I first read the Trylle series and I am admittedly hooked on her work. As an aside, if any of you ever have a chance to go to one of her events, I strongly encourage it! My husband and I made it to one on our honeymoon and she was so gracious about answering everyone's questions, from topics about successful self-publishing to questions about her stories.
But to get back on topic about this short story, I really enjoyed Wake and found Forgotten Lyrics to be particularly enjoyable because I had, to be truthful, forgotten all about Aggie and had always been intrigued about Daniel's past. This story felt almost like an Easter Egg in a movie... The little extra perk to paying close attention to the information that is made available about a story and set of characters that you love.
My only qualm with this piece of work was that I found a couple of typos, but unlike a lot of people, it doesn't really bother me that badly.
Ms. Hocking: you've done it again! I can't wait to read Lullaby!
Wish it were longer! And how did Aggie die?? I thought they could only starve to death!!!!!!!
Nice quick read that shows how all the characters are connected. Can't wait for the next installment!!!
- Level: Grades 7-13
- Category: Fantasy
- Published: Oct 30, 2012
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 60 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 0.5, A Watersong Novel