Book Review: DawnSinger

The release of DawnSinger by Janalyn Voigt is especially exciting for me. I was in a writers’ critique group with Janalyn when she was working on it and had the privilege of reading her beautiful prose. Now fantasy lovers everywhere will have the chance to read it for themselves as they step into the land of Faeraven with Shae and Kai.

When Shae is summoned to the High Queen’s deathbed, she travels to Torindan under the watchful eye of her guardian Kai. Long-held secrets are revealed in Torindan, sending Shae and Kai on a desperate mission to fulfill prophecy. They must free the DawnKing before war tears the kingdom apart. Their journey takes them through a land filled with fearsome creatures, and wraiths of regret attack their minds. Kai’s sword is useless against the wraiths and against the dark soul who would claim Shae for himself. “To prevail, each must learn that sometimes victory comes only through surrender.”

Janalyn’s tag line is “creating worlds of beauty and danger,” and she does exactly that in DawnSinger. Her words have a rhythm that’s as pleasing to the ear as it is to the mind. Her rich, vivid imagery immerses you in the world of Faeraven where truth and deceit battle for mind and soul, courage must overcome fear, and personal struggles echo the fate of an entire kingdom. DawnSinger is a story worthy of the term epic.

DawnSinger is the first book in the Tales of Faeraven series. Book two—WayFarer—will be released in early 2014.

You can find Janalyn on Facebook or Twitter. You can also visit her website ( to learn more about DawnSinger and giveaways celebrating its release.

©2012 Kim Vandel

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