Author: Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Publication Date: 27 July 2021
Source: ARC from Publisher
After a violent encounter with masked men and the sinister Crow Folk, Prince Aolu of Dalriada disappears without a trace, and his companion Galen is seriously injured.
Liobhan and the Swan Island warriors seek answers to the prince's abduction. For Liobhan this mission is personal, as Galen is her beloved brother.
While she and her team investigate, Liobhan's younger brother Brocc is in serious trouble. Brocc's secret attempt to communicate with the Crow Folk triggers a shocking incident, and sends him on a path which endangers the one he loves above all else.
What brought the Crow Folk to Erin? And who plots to use them in an unscrupulous bid for power? As Liobhan and Brocc seek the truth, it becomes clear the two missions are connected - and an extraordinary mystery unfolds.
A Song of Flight was a fitting and gripping conclusion to the Warriors Bards trilogy. This book picked up all the threads from the previous novels and wove them together into a compelling narrative, while also introducing some new characters and ideas. The story concluded in a satisfactory manner, yet also left the potential for the characters to continue in another arc in the future. In particular, I would love to hear more about Conmael and his work, as he's a side character I found intriguing and wished we could spend more time with. Overall, this was a delightful trilogy and it is sure to please fans of fantasy tales with an historical bent. I'm giving this 4.5 stars, which I will round up to a five.
I received this book as a free ARC from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.