Title: The Story Peddler (The Weaver Trilogy, #1)
Author: Lindsay A. Franklin
Publication date: May 1, 2018
Thank you Netgalley and Gilead Publishing for the review copy!
“Most people’s lives were stories with mysterious endings. Mine was a story with a beginning I could never make sense of. It was like fifty different unrelated strands I couldn’t weave into a solid crystal.”
A story about a girl who weaves stories into crystallized sculptures. This is what caught my attention when I looked this book up. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a book like this before!
It was a bit slow at first but I was really interested to know what would happen, that I didn’t even notice that I got halfway through the book. It was quite a unique journey and I’m really glad that I got the chance to read it.
Tanwen is our main character here. She’s a story peddler and everything is going her way until treason is revealed through her story strands. It was really interesting to see the story unfold and develop. I especially loved the characters we met on the way, the weavers. A group of rebels who more or less have something in common. They were very lovable and easy to connect with especially, Mor *Heart eyes*
The story was told from Tanwen’s point of view but a few chapters were about Princess Briath the Kings daughter, and I thoroughly enjoyed her chapters too. The writing was easy to get into and interesting to follow. The names might have been a tiny bit difficult to remember (and pronounce) but after a while I got familiar and used to it.
I’m really looking forward to the next two books in this trilogy, especially with the mysterious way the book ended. Wonderful work!