Welcome to Day 15 of The Necromancer’s Daughter’s Book Tour!
I hope you enjoy:
~ A lovely community of bloggers.
~ My favorite book from my host’s list, along with my review.
~ Something to make you smile.
~ Something from or about The Necromancer’s Daughter (follow the link below).
~ Leave a comment on my hosts’ sites, and your name will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift certificate. The more tour sites, the more entries!
Day 15, here we go!
Marje Mallon’s Blog: Kyrosmagica
Marje says her blog is “all about the magic of writing, her love of books, crystals, laughter, and much, much, more!” That’s a good description of what you’ll find at her site. She shares weekly book reviews, and participates in poetry writing challenges. She describes herself as a keen photographer and she’s always willing to help a blogger with a new release.
Marje writes YA fantasy novels and poetry books, and she’s participated in numerous anthologies from dark prose to syllabic poetry. She hosted and published an anthology related to the Covid-19 lockdown, which includes the reflections, prose, and poetry of authors from around the world. I’ve read almost all of her work. Time for a review of a favorite:
Mr. Saggitarius by M J Mallon
My Review: I didn’t know what to expect when I opened this book, and must have been in just the right mood, because it was charming and poignant and very sweet. The book offers a glimpse into the lives of three elderly siblings -William, Harold, and Annette – one already passed on at the book’s opening. The intermittent visits with these characters, a paragraph or two here and there, form the thread that holds the book’s narrative together. The memories and grief are touching, and it isn’t long before Annette is on her own.
Between the story’s visits with the siblings are loosely related sections of prose and syllabic poetry. Some pieces touch on the seasons. Others are fantastical tales about bubble monsters and snow snakes. Most of them are about nature and flowers which are tied to the garden bench where the siblings enjoyed their days. I especially enjoyed a chain cinquain titled That Twinkle in her Eye is Magic. This book is less than an hour’s read, and I recommend it to readers who enjoy a fanciful and touching foray into poetry and short prose selections.