The Choir Boats
London, 1812 | Yount, Year of the Owl
What would you give to make good on the sins of your past? For merchant Barnabas McDoon, the answer is: everything.
When emissaries from a world called Yount offer Barnabas a chance to redeem himself, he accepts their price to voyage to Yount with the key that only he can use to unlock the door to their prison. But bleak forces seek to stop him: Yount's jailer, a once-human wizard who craves his own salvation, kidnaps Barnabas's nephew. A fallen angel, a monstrous owl with eyes of fire, will unleash Hell if Yount is freed. And, meanwhile, Barnabas's niece, Sally, and a mysterious pauper named Maggie seek with dream-songs to wake the sleeping goddess who may be the only hope for Yount and Earth alike.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
This book has a lot going on--a lot of characters, a lot of back-story, a lot of complex relationships and plot devices. It had some interesting details. I'm on the fence about the writing, which I'd describe as children's book-style laced with vocabulary words. I liked it enough to read future books in the series (though by the time they're published, I think I'll have a hard time remembering everything that occurred in this one).
Review: The Choir Boats (Longing for Yount #1)User Review - Goodreads
I really enjoyed this very clever fantasy. (I think it's been mischaracterized as steampunk and as YA--I don't really think it's either one.) It doesn't follow any predictable pattern--it's not a ...
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