Darksong book reviewDarksong is the second book of the Legendsong Saga by writer Isobelle Carmody. Described by some as her most popular series, the Australian author has taken quite a while on the trilogy, with the third book yet to be finished.
The Darksong novel continues the adventures of twin sisters Ember and Glynn Flanders. In the first book of the series, the two were transported into a parallel world called Keltor, in which great adventures ensue. Each sister is rescued by separate peoples upon arrival in the new world, and they know nothing about the presence of the other in Keltor.
The parallel universe in Draksong and Darkfall is in deep trouble, due to conspiracy by rulers and loss of favor. It is believed that a stranger from Earth will come to help save the Unykorn and thus free Keltor. Ember is thought to be the Unraveller to do so, as she is the one who is half-blind but can see all, and who lives yet sings the death song.
Darksong continues the adventure of Ember, who has brain cancer, endangering her life, which is coming to an end. However, she is the one who must protect Keltor and her sister as well. Isobelle Carmody holds a firm grasp on the world she created for the two sisters and is completely able to transport the reader there.
Carmody’s descriptions and details are able to draw a whole new universe in the mind of readers with only a few pages of details. She is able to convince anyone of the beliefs and convictions of the characters, while forging a sound relationship between the latter and the reader. An impressive hand for description and a complete dedication toward the Darksong novel has made for raving book reviews and many awaiting the final chapter of the story.