Jesse Teller has created a convincing world and populated it with characters that are endearing and relatable. Rayph is a hero you can’t help rooting for, while Konnon’s battle for money to help his child is heart breaking. There were times when the rich backstory around the characters made Song feel more like the second book in a series. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but it happens often enough to be worth mentioning. I adored the almost flamboyant amount of magic use in Song but found the rules governing the magical system a little unclear. That’s not to say that there are no limiting factors, or that the magic use is overpowered, just that the technicalities are unexplained. The final few chapters of Song reveal cunning plot twists but I felt that the conclusion introduced unnecessary confusion regarding the antagonist. Song is a witty and clever fantasy that may leave some readers more confused than satisfied.
Reviewed for Reader's Favorite