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Harlequin's Riddle (Tales of Tarya Book 1) (English Edition) Kindle版
Woven from shining threads of history, myth and the Commedia dell' Arte, Harlequin's Riddle memorably explores the magic of creativity and the power of story against the background of an intriguing and vividly realised world. -- Sophie Masson--このテキストは、paperback版に関連付けられています。
- ASIN : B071ZVTXKX
- 出版社 : Odyssey Books (2017/6/12)
- 発売日 : 2017/6/12
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 4325 KB
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効にされていません
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 310ページ
The story gave an intriguing glimpse into the lives of the travelling players, a behind the scenes view of what happens with each performance that added to my enjoyment. There was laughter, love, anger, grief and even fear as they travelled toward Aurea to perform for the King and Queen. As a former audience member, it felt like I was given a taste of what really happens backstage, and I was as enchanted and then disturbed as Mina delved deeper into the secret world at the heart of the Gazini Players. Each new discovery leads her to question what it was the players did and how it affected others.
I really liked Mina as a main character. She was strong and honest, not willing to let others distort the way she saw herself. Her quest to find her brother means she has to keep part of herself back and makes it hard for her to know who to trust to seek answers. The more she comes to see the players as friend and family, the more she realises one of them has a dangerous secret, one that puts her in danger. Her determination to do what is right sets her on a course that could spell disaster for every player, and forces Mina to take action that could irrevocably change her life.
I really enjoyed this story, being as caught up in the creation of each performance as I was in Mina’s story. The scenery was breathtaking, the description of what Mina sees in Tarya vivid, the lives of the players engrossing. I am looking forward to reading the second book in the series, ‘Columbine’s Tale’, and finding out what Mina does next.
The characters are so warm and real and the descriptions are beautifully crafted. I love how this author uses words to weave the story – every sentence evokes images of wonder and hope as Mina travels on her long journey with the troupe, telling her stories as a way to find out about herself.
I loved this book - it is quite insightful and haunting – I was really touched by the story and by Mina and her companions – her journey is one of hope and I found something of myself in so many aspects of Mina. I loved this story and I’m glad there is another book to come. Congratulations to Rachel Nightingale on a wonderful book and thank you for a wonderful escape into another life.
The only negative is turning the last page, and immediately wanting a continuation of the tale, then having to wait. [shrugs] First-world problems. :]
Harlequin's Riddle drew me deeper and deeper into the struggle of Mina and the Gazini players, all embellished with beautifully vivid worldbuilding. I highly recommend it!
The only problem with it was that it left me needing to read the next one!