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Shifting Horizons by Jacqui Henderson

Shifting cover master 1Source: Own collection
Format: Kindle ebook
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewer: Laurel

I absolutely loved this book. I’ve had to finish it this morning because the build-up to the last few chapters kept me awake for half the night trying to work out how the story would end. I was not disappointed.

In this book, we follow Kas’paa and Neemna to the land of the Ore’els – with Neemna’s earth friends Lizzie and Cathy along for the ride. Treachery dogs their footsteps. Will they work out what is really going on before its too late?

It has been many years since I read fantasy as good as Jacqui serves up. Told through the voices of Neemna and Kas’paa, we are introduced to their friends, enemies, and the lands they travel through. Jacqui does not skimp on words to build emotion, character and world, but neither does -she use too many.

I look forward to reading more of Jacqui’s books. If only I could slip over to Freya now…

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Beyond the Horizon by Jacqui Henderson

Beyond cover2Source: Own Collection
Format: Kindle ebook
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewer: Laurel

I picked this book up as a freebie on Amazon, and I don’t regret doing so. It is very well written, with good world and character building. The relationship between Nina (Neemna) and Kas’paa is realistic and well-depicted, giving me good cause to root for it as I read. Jaqui uses few words to describe the world of the Freyans, but does so vividly, working the descriptions into the story naturally.

My one issue with the book was the way in which Jacqui used Neemna and Kas’paa’s point of view to tell the story. It was good to have both perspectives, and I did appreciate it very much, but nevertheless it threw me out of the story whenever the narrative switched and I was transported back in time to events I had already read of. It would have been easier to get the other perspective at that point in time (or a lot closer to) instead of several scenes later. That all said, I’ve come to realise that this is how Jacqui tells her stories, and it ultimately works very well.

I am hoping to be able to pick Shifting Horizons up soon, so that I can get the answers to the questions that remain.