VICTORIAN SONGLIGHT: THE BIRTHING OF MAGIC & MYSTERY by DR KATHY MALONE.
The birth of a magical child at the time of the Devil Moon sets the stage for heartache and misery, magic and supernatural love.
Beset by unrelenting obstacles and bestowed with remarkable psychic gifts, Kate is often accompanied by fantastical black ravens who carry her through time and space.
A well known legend in the Ozark Mountain countryside where Katie lives, Grandfather is a ghost with large golden eyes who frequently rides on the back of Pegasus, another Ozarkian legend.
Victorian Songlight is a tale of redemption and renewal, death and rebirth, triumph over darkness. But most importantly, it is a love story. Alone and utterly forsaken, adrift on treacherous waters, Kate meets Grandfather for the second time in her life and they become lovers fulfilling a prophecy at the moment of her birth.
... Back Cover Blurb
Sitting astride the large white horse, the strange-looking man in ivory robes uses his left hand to shield his eyes from the intense morning sun as he gazes out across the panoramic expanse.
... First Sentence, Introduction
"The moon?" Kate's eyes lower to half-mast as she sinks into a vast pool of collected memories, images from the recent and distant past marching in front of her. "Ah, yes," she whispers. "That moon." She watches through the clouds of time as ivory crescents form and then disappear.
... Memorable Moment, Page 61
MY THOUGHTS ... A magical child born on the 'Devil Moon', fantastical black ravens, and perhaps most of all the mystical, golden eyed 'Grandfather' who, friend, lover, spiritual guide all rolled into one, rides on the back of, but of course, Pegasus.
Ooh! An author that certainly likes her myths and legends, Victorian Songlight screamed 'Read me! Read me NOW!" and yet ...
Its not as if this is a 'bad' book or was badly written, indeed the author's turn of phrase was quite beautiful and its look at Karma was truly fascinating but alas I spent the story yo-yoing between wondering what it was that I wasn't getting/was missing and considering that it might be that I was looking for something that just wasn't there.
Given that I know the author to be a Jungian psychologist (one of her specialities being dreamwork) with its themes of dream interpretation and past life regression it didn't come as any surprise that the book is based on a true story ... perhaps too much so.
Unfolding like a lucid dream and yet reading like a case study.
They say that an author writing what they know may or may not be a good thing. Hmm! Written by Kathy Malone, DR, for me personally I'd have liked to have seen more of Kathy Malone, author.
SUMMED UP IN A SENTENCE ... With so many themes that appealed to me, alas there was something about Victorian Songlight that I simply failed to get.
Sincere thanks to the author, Dr Kathy Martone, for supplying me with a copy of Victorian songlight.