Thursday, September 12, 2013

Death on Lindisfarne (The Aidan Mysteries, Book 2) By Fay Sampson (Review)

Death on Lindisfarne (The Aidan Mysteries, Book 2)

By Fay Sampson

(received in exchange for an honest review)


Genre- Fiction / Christian

Published by- Lion Hudson

Copyrighted- 2013

Number of pages- 256

Age Group- Adult

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78264-025-7

Aiden and his eight-year-old daughter, Melangell are going to a retreat on Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island.  They meet the other guests and Lucy, the young minister who is running the retreat.  She plans on teaching them about the Northumbrian saints.  Amid the conflict of a murder and an unwelcome guest of Lucy’s, they are able to learn about the saints and have a good time.

About the Author-

Fay Sampson has written many books, with a focus on fantasy and Celtic history.  She is a winner of the Barco de Vapor award and has been shortlisted 3 times for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.

My thoughts-

I enjoyed Death on Lindisfarne much more than I did The Hunted Hare, because although it was sad, it wasn’t as sad.  There was more hope and other activities happening in the book.

Some of my favorite parts were the author’s note, list of historical characters and who they were, a section on further reading, and a map of Lindisfarne which was complete with names and a tide chart.

I really enjoyed getting to know Aidan and his daughter, Melangell, better.  Melangell is only eight-years-old, but she is very mature and is a joy to read about.  Aidan is very luck to have a child who is so mature as it becomes more dangerous on Lindisfarne.

I would recommend Death on Lindisfarne.  It will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Death on Lindisfarne by Fay Sampson for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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