The birth of a magical child at the time of the Devil Moon sets the stage for heartache and misery, magic and supernatural love. Beset by unrelenting obstacles and bestowed with remarkable psychic gifts, Kate is often accompanied by fantastical black ravens who carry her through time and space. A well known legend in the Ozark Mountain countryside where Kate lives, Grandfather is a ghost with large golden eyes who frequently rides on the back of Pegasus, another Ozarkian legend. Victorian Songlight is a tale of redemption and renewal, death and rebirth, triumph over darkness. But most importantly, it is a love story. Alone and utterly forsaken, adrift on treacherous waters, Kate meets Grandfather for the second time in her life and they become lovers fulfilling a prophecy at the moment of her birth.
Victorian Songlight by Dr. Kathy Martone has some great things such as dialogue. The dialogue made the cast of characters come to life. There is so much back and forth from a mystical world and that of Kate’s human world. Kate is a young woman born who is destined for another life. I didn’t understand as to how a young woman like Kate could be destined a man I assume is old enough to be her grandpa. This mystical man is ironically called, Grandfather. Reading this book, that part did not make any sense at all to me. There just was not enough for me to connect or to want those two together. It was more odd and weird than fun and understandable. The ending had me disappointed in who and what was done. I did not mind the major cliffhanger-which was greatly done. But I did not connect with this story at all. I just could not get into it. I read a lot of fantasy and this one was lost on me. Maybe, it was just me.