Blog Tour / Review: The Blue Salt Road by Joanne Harris

Posted November 14, 2018 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments

The Blue Salt Road by Joanne Harris
Blog Tour / Review: The Blue Salt Road by Joanne HarrisThe Blue Salt Road by Bonnie Helen Hawkins, Joanne Harris
Published by Gollancz on November 15, 2018
Genres: Fairytale, Fantasy, Fiction
Pages: 256
Format: Arc
Source: Publisher
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An earthly nourris sits and singsAnd aye she sings, "Ba lilly wean,Little ken I my bairn's father,Far less the land that he staps in. (Child Ballad, no. 113)

So begins a stunning tale of love, loss and revenge, against a powerful backdrop of adventure on the high seas, and drama on the land. The Blue Salt Road balances passion and loss, love and violence and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless, wild young man.

Passion drew him to a new world, and trickery has kept him there - without his memories, separated from his own people. But as he finds his way in this dangerous new way of life, so he learns that his notions of home, and your people, might not be as fixed as he believed.

Beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins, this is a stunning and original modern fairytale.

Mesmerising, moving and utterly unforgettable The Blue Salt Road is a beautiful new fairytale tale that is bewitching and enchanting.

I loved the folklore aspect of this book, and the sense that this story has been passed down for generations. Never changing. Always woven into the very heritage of the community. You get a sense that everyone knows the secrets and no one dare admit it.

The illustrations by Bonnie Helen Hawkins added to the tale and were incredible. They brought to life the atmosphere, the characters and gave a style to the story telling.

This is a tale that’s will pull you under the waves, send a chill down your spine, and hook you in. If you know nothing about Selkie lore or you’re an expert this book will give you everything.

I was surprised by how gripped I was by this book. But that is a sign of true talent. To entice you, start you turning the page until the very end.

The Blue Salt Road is was an amazing story and one that will be clearly a future classic.

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