Before borders were drawn, before treaties were signed, before wars were waged anew, before the great kingdoms of the Remnant were even born and the world of old was only a hazy slate of memory told in story and legend, a girl and her family fought to survive.
And that girl’s name was Morrighan.
In this prequel novella to the Remnant Chronicles, a girl and a boy from enemy camps meet, fall in love--and set history in motion.
Mary E. Pearson's Morrighan was a quick little read but one that was filled with all the things that I love about her Remnant Chronicles! Naturally, though, I couldn't tell if we were supposed to already know about Morrighan and her role in Lia's world. But again, naturally, as I am wont to do, I just rolled with it!
Morrighan comes from one clan while Jafir is a scavenger, and basically comes from a clan that always take what they want whenever they want. These two meet by chance sporadically over the years from a time when they were little. And it's when they are older that they meet more frequently and deliberately. And soon, a friendship is formed which leads to something more.
I quite enjoyed their story. Despite not truly knowing the meaning behind it all and the connection to the series at large, theirs was an enjoyable little love story. A sort of Romeo and Juliet kind of romance with the whole forbidden love thing and meeting in secret. Though their ending still involved bloodshed. So take that as you will! ;)
There was something towards the end of this one that happened, that I can't help but feel is unfinished. I can't get into details, but something happened among the characters and I felt like one gave in too quickly and there's got to be something more to that...right? Perhaps this will be something that I see in the next book.
I plan to read Beauty of Darkness next and from what I hear, reading this one beforehand should be helpful to understanding parts of it. That shall remain to be seen I guess! Now hopefully I can uncover a recap of the last book, so I can feel better prepared for this one! Because as you know me, I can't quite remember the details to that one, only recalling the need for the this book way back then! Lol!
Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars