It’s a week late, but April’s book recommendation is Rhapsody: Child of Blood (and the following books) by Elizabeth Haydon! I chose an adult lit book this month, rather than YA. A more traditional fantasy novel, Rhapsody follows the titular character through hardships, strange relationships, and a journey through the center of the world. The original trilogy is comprised of Rhapsody: Child of Blood, Prophecy: Child of Earth, and Destiny: Child of the Sky, but there are other books (the most recent having come out in 2016) in this world. the Symphony of Ages series is complex and beautiful, and I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an original fantasy (not quite high fantasy, but almost) story!
"Rhapsody, n, (1542) 1: a portion of an epic poem adapted for recitation 2 archaic: a miscellaneous collection 3 a (1): a highly emotional utterance (2): a highly emotional literary work (3): effusively rapturous or extravagant discourse b: Rapture, Ecstasy 4: a musical composition of irregular form having an improvisatory character.
Elizabeth Haydon is a major new force in fantasy. Equipped with a quick wit, Haydon has a sharp ear for dialogue, panache with characters, and that essential ability to transport her readers into her own fantastical world-a world so real you can hear the sweet music of Rhapsody's aubade and smell the smoldering forges within the Cauldron.
Rhapsody is a woman, a Singer of some talent, who is swept up into events of world-shattering import. On the run from an old romantic interest who won't take no for an answer, Rhapsody literally bumps into a couple of shady characters: half-breeds who come to her rescue in the nick of time. Only the rescue turns into an abduction, and Rhapsody soon finds herself dragged along on an epic voyage, one that spans centuries and ranges across a wonder-filled fantasy world."
source: Barnes and Noble