Book Reviews, Reviews

Shadows of the Hersweald

This is the first time I’ve read anything by Hope Ann, and it will not be the last. I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It was a delightful fantasy story in which you could also see the redemption of our Prince and Savior.

Folks… whoever likes fairy tales or fantasy interwoven with tales of Christianity… definitely check this story out.

I demand it of you.

(Lol. Jk, jk. Not really.)

I really liked the story as it’s been something I’ve struggled with as well. I could certainly understand the thought processes of Hayden as he tried to understand the pardon. I’ve often felt the same way about myself and other people… but Hope Ann did an excellent job of explaining why it was necessary and, along with Hayden, I began to understand it.

I loved the world that Hope Ann created. It was interesting and compelling. The characters were strong characters. I felt like I knew them at the end of the story. I can’t wait for a chance to read another Legends of Light story!

I don’t really get the retelling of Hansel and Gretel… Well, I mean, maybe when they werwe dropping moonstones to guide their way… but other than that, I didn’t really see it. Maybe because I’ve only heard oral accounts of Hansel and Gretel? Lol.

About Hope Ann

Hope Ann is a Christian wordsmith, avid reader, and dedicated authoress. Her time is taken up with writing, reading, archery, knife throwing, creating writing prompts, helping care for the house and eight younger siblings, and generally enjoying the adventures of life on a small farm at the crossroads of America. She has self-published fairy tale retellings on Amazon and is currently working on several projects including a fantasy novel and futuristic trilogy. You can find out more about Hope and her work at

(P.S. She’s also homeschooled! Which is awesomeness!! Can I get a cheer for her from my homeschool friends?)

Guys, definitely check this story out! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I will definitely be picking up more Hope Ann stories as well. 🙂

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