Today, I start the blog tour with the review of the book The Song for a Lost Kingdom. The author Steve Moretti is fabulous, he not only writes well, but he is an extremely lovely person to speak to.
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I have heard that music connects the people of this world. This is the first time that music has connected time. A haunting symphony, a beautiful melody the notes which travel through space to find the rightful owner who could play the soulful piece.
The bridge for this symphony spanning the 1700s and 2000s was the Cello. Adeena, a brilliant talented musician, plays a Duncan Cello, and suddenly finds herself transported to the 1700s as Katherine Carnegie. She finds herself living in both spans of time, trying to solve the mystery of what happened to Katherine. And it comes with health and career repercussions. She saves one thing and she loses the other.
What does Adeena save? Will she die saving it?
This is Steve Moretti’s debut, and it is a very entertaining read. For most parts, it kept me gripped to the story wanting to get to the truth. I loved the closeness between Adeena and her parents, but I hated that nobody believed her, in spite of the written proof, including the guy who professes to love her the most.
I loved that Adeena was very strong and brave to travel both worlds, but I hated the way she cried so frequently. I loved that Adeena stood up for her principles and had courage of her convictions, but I hated the way she sometimes came across as a spoiled brat. But those were tiny niggles in the entire story.
Time travel is a difficult topic to right on, especially if one is going back in time. To get the era and the characterizations, tone and dialect perfect requires huge research, and I am happy to say that Steve has done a pretty good job in being authentic as well as making the prose easily understandable.
A melody which can span space and time, a Cello which plays that haunting music, and a character who stands up strong in both times – this trio makes this story a mystical fast read.
My rating : 4.5 stars
About the Author
I have always been drawn to passion and creativity in all its forms. I am equally fascinated by the mechanics of the universe and the characters of history. I have a special affection for the power of music which I believe is the universal language of human emotion.
My writing journey started in journalism, public relations and advertising then continued into software development (yes that involves writing)! Recently I finished a screenplay and my first novel, and am now embarking on this a full-time career.
I grew up in London, Ontario and also lived in Pompano Beach, Florida as a teenager. I moved to Ottawa and attended Carleton University many years ago and now live just south of the city with my wife, daughter and four dogs with attitude.
I look forward to your feedback. Sign up for my mailing list at stevemorett.ca and I’ll send you a FREE copy of the Prequel to the Song for a Lost Kingdom Series.
Music is not bound by time…
Adeena Stuart is a struggling cellist ready to give up on her dream of landing a spot with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. All that changes when she receives a musical score, lost for almost 300 years in a Scottish castle, sent by her dying grandmother.
When the score is played on the oldest surviving cello ever made in the UK, the music connects Adeena directly to the past as Katharine Carnegie, struggling to find words to complete her symphonic tour-de-force in the midst of 18th Century political rebellion that is tearing apart Scotland and England.
But Adeena is not a scientist or historian. What she wants more than anything is to create and compose. As she is buffeted back and forth between the past and present, she grows to want more of the past, even though the promise of her most yearned-for professional dream is coming true.
With a clear voice that sets us in modern day Ottawa and old world Scotland, Song for a Lost Kingdom, Book I, begins a journey of discovery between two women who share the same musical soul and love for the same doomed man.
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Great review! 😘 I’m doing the blog tour post on Saturday, and I was wondering if it was okay to publish the synopsis/excerpt/everything without a review. An unexpected trip came up (well, not unexpected, but it is going to be longer than I expected) and I could manage to write one but I don’t like to rush it and mess it all up just because I have to finish. I would do the blog tour post by putting everything else in it, and then I would post a review sometime next week. Would it be okay? 😬
Yp that would be okay. No problem. Thanks for letting me know. Schedule a promo post on the day of tour. And just tag me on the review when you get to it.
Have fun on the trip… Don’t worry at all.
Alright, thanks! 😘
Great review 😍
Thank you so much Priyasha… You are so kind to me❤️❤️
Lovely review, I would have passed this book by without a glance had I not read this. Well done!
It is a very nice book.. Waiting for book 2…
I loved the cover, so well done. It pulls you in
I really enjoyed the time travel element of the book, it was so refreshing to see it done in a completely new way through the music!
I am so happy that you liked it.. I am so eager to read your review♥️♥️
I nominated you for the RAKA award, please check out my latest post for details
Thank you so much..♥️🙏I have to check it out
Lovely review Shalini! This sounds so creative and original.☺️
Thank you so much Kim♥️♥️😘😘
How are you doing now? How’s the new doc?
Thankfully the migraine is gone and I’ve just had a “lurking” pressure headache over the last couple of days. The new Dr. is okay, but I don’t like her as much as my previous one. I have another visit scheduled in November so I’m going to give it a chance.
I hope you find a good doc soon. I wish I could help you… 😢
Thanks Shalini. You are so caring and compassionate. It truly does help.🤗
I am trying to find you solutions. Spoke to a neurologist, he is too senior a doc now. My grandfather helped him years ago. But he suggested the same meds.. And he wanted to see the patient… Well…
I will still do research… Allopathic meds won’t have much for you. I have to check if natural remedies work. There is always a solution in nature, we have to find it!! So I believe.
You are the best Shalini! I’m sending you a million hugs!🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗
Aww… Sending those warm loving hugs, right back at you
Great review (including strengths and weaknesses) and tour. I’m still in awe of you managing SO much–all the time. You are one very seriously successful multi-tasker!
You think so Gin? I am trying very hard to manage… Thank you so much. Your words are the perfect encouragement for me😘♥️
Lovely review! Sounds super unique!😍
Yp it is a fab book… 😘 I still don’t have your details to send you Robbie’s book tour
Amazing review Shalini!! I’ve had my post scheduled for 14th and I really enjoy this book too!
Yayyy Carolina, I am glad you enjoyed the book… Now we have to wait for book 2♥️♥️
the title is catchy, and it does sound like an interesting book.
It is an enjoyable read… I had fun. Thank you Jina
I can’t wait to put up my review tomorrow!! YAY CANADIAN AUTHORS!! 🇨🇦🍁🎉🎉
Yayyyy… Go Nicole 😘😘 did you get the time to read?
A bit… Sadly, my parents dog passed away today and I’m headed out to console them… Gonna be a long night… But, I do it for Canada!!! 🇨🇦🍁
Oh that’s really sad, I am sorry… Hope you are okay. Do you want me to read this book to you😉😉📖😘
Ha ha!! Do it! Video call me on Instagram, I’ll snuggle up and you can read it to me. 😂💖💖
Hahaha that’s a thought… 💭💭😉😉😂😂🔜🔜
Thank you for the review Shalini