What game is she playing?
Rowan hadn't seen Lillian in over a year-not since she broke his heart and killed his father in one fell swoop-so why would she pick today to just show up outside his favorite coffee shop, dressed in outlandish clothes and pretending she doesn't recognize him. Is she turning to Tristan now in some pathetic effort to drive them apart? Why insist her name is Lily? And where is her Willstone? Her wild claims of being from a parallel world are just crazy and pathetic...right?
Get a glimpse of Rowan's side of the story in this thrilling e-short edition to The Worldwalker Trilogy by internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini.
Josephine Angelini’s Rowan is a very short little story about Rowan and his first encounter with Lily. I got to be honest, I kind of struggled with this one, mostly because I read Trial by Fire last year and have sooo many reads in between from then and now. And this is basically reading a few scenes of Trial by Fire but through Rowan’s eyes. I definitely recommend reading this directly after Trial by Fire, because events and such will be fresh on your mind.
Regardless it was still an enjoyable read, even if I couldn’t really remember what was happening and such. That’s always the trouble with reading so much! You really get to know Rowan and this one and his struggle to define his feelings for Lillian. He both loves her still, and hates her. Then when he meets Lily, her iconic double, he struggles yet again to figure out his feelings. Let alone separating the two.
Rowan was an incredibly fast read, maybe 40 pages or so. It’s a good look inside his head if you were wondering after Trial by Fire. Now onto, Firewalker!
Overall Rating 3.5/5 stars