É já em Novembro o lançamento de O Segredo de Cibele, pela Bertrand.
Deixamos aqui uma crítica publicada no The Blurb, acerca deste já premiado livro de Juliet Marillier.
Last year I reviewed Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier and I felt that the only thing it was lacking was a sequel. So I was happy to see that Marillier has penned another tale about the Transylvanian sisters, and Cybele’s Secret is the result.
Whilst Wildwood Dancing was a first person narrative told from the perspective of Jena, the second eldest of the five sisters, Paula, the second youngest and the scholar of the family narrates Cybele’s Secret.
Cybele’s Secret is faster paced than its predecessor and the plot more complex. It’s a mystery, thriller, romance and adventure story all rolled into one that makes for a great read. Marillier peppers her story with tantalising clues and questions throughout so that the reader is constantly guessing.
Whilst Cybele’s Secret is a sequel it is a self-contained story and so doesn’t rely on the reader having read Wildwood Dancing. Aside from the sisters and their father, the Other Kingdom is the only common thread between the two novels. Marillier sufficiently and subtly provides the necessary background information and thankfully doesn’t inflict her story with lengthy flashbacks, a condition that sequels can easily suffer from.
Cybele’s Secret is a young adult novel but that shouldn’t stop adults from reading it; it’s a great read. If you’ve read Wildwood Dancing and enjoyed it then Cybele’s Secret won’t disappoint, in fact, you may enjoy it more, as I did. High recommended.
Karin van Heerwaarden, The Blurb