Music is not bound by time
Song for a Lost Kingdom
The discovery of an ancient score and an old cello begin a time-travel journey to a love that may be impossible.
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Adeena Stuart is an aspiring cellist who is having a tough time winning a spot with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. But all that changes when her dying grandmother in Scotland finds a musical score hidden away for almost three hundred years.
In Book I of the series, Adeena discovers that this music, when played on the Duncan Cello, made for Katharine Carnegie in the 18th Century, transports her into the midst of political conflict in Scotland circa 1745.
Adeena and those around her, struggle to make sense of the creative, medical and historical implications in this introductory novel that combines history and fantasy with art and science.
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Enjoy Book I ready by voice actors Bethany Mason and Tom McLean. Original score by Paul van Geldrop and Marc Moretti, with a haunting vocal performance by soprano Ania Hejnar.
Comments and Reviews
Transported to a magical world
Let me start by saying that this is one of the best fantasy fiction that I have ever read! It has been a long time since I read fantasy fiction – the last time was almost a decade and a half ago when I read The Harry Potter series. Not just Adeena, even I felt transported to the magical and mystical world.
- The Book Decoder READ MORE...
Song For A Lost Kingdom swept me away. I was instantly drawn into this plot. I love the back and forth between present day and 1700s Scotland. It was always compelling.
- Jessica Rachow
An Outlander type feel
This book definitely has an Outlander type feel to it. I enjoyed reading this book very much. All the characters were wonderful and full of emotion. You can feel Adeena’s love for music and Katherine’s bravery throughout the entire book.
- Tays Infinte Thoughts READ MORE
A cosy way to pass an evening
This was definitely an enjoyable quick read! I’ve read many time travel romances, but I will say that the one thing that made this one unique was the fact that usually the person finds themselves somewhere and an object or something transports them JUST through time, to the same place they were, but in the past.
In this novel, Steve Moretti has his character transported through time AND location through a certain instrument, and a certain piece of music. It was a fun concept, and a cosy way to pass an evening.
- The Bookworm Drinketh READ MORE
A fun time-slip
Song for a Lost Kingdom is a fun time-slip adventure with some pretty badass moments, perfect if you’re looking for a good plot-driven romp.
- The Star Jar READ MORE
I love the characters
What a page-turner…
As early as Chapter one, I knew I’d love the book because of the heroine herself, Adeena Stuart, a musician wannabe, a cellist. The book started with her in an audition, which somehow reminded of a scene from ‘If I stay’. And right then, I realized that she’s crazy as a dreamer. And I love characters that are dreamers because they remind me of ME. And Adeena didn’t disappoint. She’s a big reason why I loved this book. Though I might disagree with some things she did which I’ll get to later.
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