Book Review: The Children of Danu by L.M. Riviere


I received a free copy of this book from
I anxiously awaited this third book in the Innisfail Cycle series. Having read the first two more than a year ago, it took me a bit to get re-acquainted with the world, characters, and story but very quickly I was able to fall back in step.
I have always been drawn to Celtic Mythology and I love the richness of Celtic history, both of which are weaved into this story wonderfully. Another interesting and well-developed aspect of these books is the post-apocalyptic setting. Innisfail appears at first to be living in the past but as the story goes on it becomes clear that this world has reverted to the old ways of the world after some sort of collapse of humanity. The High King, a High Sidhe, rules from a distance and some of the human nobility seek to rule themselves, embroiling the continent in various conflicts, not only with their Fae overlords but with each other. The story has an excellent premise.
My only complaint is that I feel the characters felt a bit flat in this third book. I wanted to continue to learn about them and I wanted to see more growth or have a deeper connection with them.
Also, this author does something called “head-hopping”, which I don’t have an issue with but I know many readers do. Essentially, it’s when the story comes from multiple characters’ points of view without a clear distinction of which character we are now seeing the world through.
Overall, I love this story and the characters are near and dear to my heart. I give this book 5-stars because I am willing to ignore some of the more technical stuff and enjoy the story. I hope you enjoy it too.

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I am an aspiring author, military wife, and mother of four boys. In my free time, I am a voracious reader and lover of large cups of tea. While I enjoy reading everything, my favorite genre is fantasy. One of my hobbies is reading and reviewing books on various online platforms. I have dabbled in short stories and writing poetry, publishing a small book of my poems in 2022, with an independent publisher. I enjoy keeping the world up-to-date on her writing, reading, and random thoughts on my blog.I am also currently writing my first novel.

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