A book review of The Walking Land by Callie Bates. Post may contain affiliate links.
Book Review - The Walking Land by Callie Bates
The Walking Land begins with Lady Elanna being taken hostage by the King of Erin. She is taken from her homeland of Caeris to Erin, a rival land. She grows up learning the culture and customs of Erin and considers the people of Caeris (including her mother and father) as traitors. She is raised as a daughter to the King and in turn is hated by the King’s actual daughter. When the King dies under mysterious circumstances, his real daughter, the Princess wants to have her tried for murder. Lady Elanna has no choice, but to try to return to original homeland, Caeris.
As she wrestles with her emotions about returning to Caeris, she begins to learn more about her homeland. How her strong relationship with the earth and her ability to manipulate plants might be part of her destiny.
As the battles begin for control of the land, Lady Elanna has to come to terms with her destiny and her position.
It’s been a while since I’ve read a fantasy book and I found this one enjoyable. It was not a super fast paced book, it was more of a leisurely read. I occasionally got a little lost in the details, but could still follow what was going on.
I received an ARC of The Walking Land by Callie Bates.