Review: Born of Oak and Silver By Marie McKean

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Born of Oak and Silver
By Marie McKean
 374 pages
Marie McKean (October 1, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-0991013821

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Reviewer : Kevin
Recommendation : 4/5

From Goodreads
YOU CANNOT CHANGE THE LIFE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN.

All that you can do is make the most of what you’ve been dealt—fight a good fight, resist being beaten by circumstance, and hope that somehow, despite it all, you’re able to accomplish the impossible. But even then you cannot change the fact that you were born cursed. I am one of those unlucky few upon whom the Curse of the Four Fathers has fallen. It is I who must bear the burden of having a life that is unchangeably intertwined with the Fae. A sorrow made all the more great by knowing that where they are tragedy, loss, misery, and despair most assuredly follow. As a Druid it is my responsibility to uphold the boundaries that keep the worlds of the Tylwyth Teg, and our own, separate. As a man it is my only ambition to protect the family and woman I so desperately love.

The only problem: I’m not sure this curse will allow for me to do both.

My thoughts
A great story that is well written!

Marie McKean’s Born of Oak and silver takes us to the realm of Druids and the fairies. Reading the book was indeed an amazing experience.

The author never lacked imagination right from the beginning till the end. The novel makes an awesome start, so poetic and rich in literature. I could experience a flawless writing which obviously resulted in a smooth reading experience. But at some point in time, I thought it lacked poetic justice as Diane, the warrior of light had been punished with unexpected horror and irreparable losses that made darkness win over. Somewhere, it went slightly off-balance from the paranormal world and fantasies, which otherwise looked more like a romantic fiction on most parts. Did all the killings towards the end lacked purpose, as it seemed to be too high a price paid for exterminating the embodiment of all vices? Will leave it your independent judgement.

However, the author will win readers’ appreciation on many counts, as the story flows freely with greater detail of characters and situations. It definitely enriches you with the knowledge of creatures in the fantasy world of Druids and fae. In its genre this work of fiction stands out and would like to give it a four. Will wait for the sequel of this book. Happy reading

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