Book Review: Sisters at the Edge of the World by Ailish Sinclair

Official Blurb

When Morragh speaks to another person for the very first time, she has no idea that he is an invader in her land.
What she does next constitutes a huge betrayal of her people, threatening her closest relationships and even her way of life itself.
As the conflict between the Caledonian tribes and the Roman Sons of Mars intensifies, can she use her high status in the community to lessen the coming death toll or even prevent outright war?
Set in 1st century Northern Scotland, SISTERS AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD is a story of chosen sisters, fierce warriors, divided loyalties and, ultimately, love.

Tamara’s Review

A striking novel with a striking narrator who the reader feels close to – thanks to Ailish Sinclair’s masterful use of first-person present tense narration: bringing Morragh’s perspective and spiritual essence to life with both lyricism and stark impact.

Morragh’s sister, Onnagh, is a turbulent character. Honestly, I became so frustrated with her (proof of the author’s strength of characterization).
I had sympathy for where her perspective and her anger was coming from but became so frustrated with the lengths she took it to.

In the three books I have now read by Ailish Sinclair (now cemented as one of my favourite authors) the storyline always manages to cover tumultuous, vast and fast-paced plotlines while being simultaneously rich in emotional and character development. She always seems to be breaking my heart in the most strangely uplifting and hopeful way. Go figure!

Sisters at the Edge of the World (love that title, and the cover is perfection) is a rich tale of lives caught up in a changing world. Eye-opening, heartbreaking and beautiful.

Renwulf Author: Tamara Rendell

Tamara Rendell is the author of the mythological / historical fiction novels Realm of the Stag King and Realm of the Witch Queen and her poetry and stories collection Mystical Tides.

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  1. […] Tamara Rendell: “In the three books I have now read by Ailish Sinclair (now cemented as one of my favourite […]

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