I read Winterspell a few months back, and I loved it to pieces. And ever since then I have wanted to read Summerfall, which is a prequel novella to Winterspell. Though I was also dreading reading it, since I knew how the story would end. And oh, how it broke my heart. It is so sad. Yet it's such a beautiful story. <3
I will try not to write too much about this novella. I just want to say that I loved it so much. And I adore Claire. She is one of the best people I know of. And her writing is stunning. Simply perfect. Which Summerfall is too. I couldn't have been happier about this novella. But at the same time, I couldn't have been more heartbroken either. Summerfall is told from the point of view of Rinka, who in human years is in her late teens, but in faery years is ninety. Which shocked me a little. But loved it very, very much. I adored getting to know Rinka. She was such an amazing character. Her friend, Garen, I'm unsure about. He loves her. But she feels nothing for him but friendship. In some moments I liked him. In others I hated him. But yeah. I approved of his friendship. There is a bunch of characters in this book. To be honest, they were all awful. Yet I loved reading about them. I got to know so much in this book. And I loved every moment.
Summerfall tells the love story of Rinka and Alban. He is a king. And married. They are the same age. And oh, there is so much happening. It is all so complicated. But I loved the heat and passion between Rinka and Alban. It was very real and sweet too. I wanted them together, so much. But oh. So many awful things are happening. People are tortured. People are betraying. I couldn't help but love every moment of everything. This book was just all kinds of amazing. And I adored the romance. I did.
I will not say much more about this stunning book. Just that I loved it so much. And it broke all parts of me. Claire is awesome. Winterspell is coming out late this month, and I need you all to buy it. You should probably read Summerfall first, but I'm glad I read it afterward. So that I knew how cruel this ending would be. Sobs. But now I want to read Winterspell again. Grrr. I will wait for my hardcovers. <3 Anyway. Summerfall was a stunning book. I'm so glad that I read it. You all need to read it right away.