Review For The Beast and The Sibyl by AJ
The Beast and The Sibyl
A Prydain novel
By AJ Adams
The Beast and The Sibyl is part of the
Prydain series and it follows Beast, a very dark romance. However, this novel
can be read as a standalone, and unlike the first novel it’s a paranormal
“We caught a
Beast! A real live poxy Beast!”
Bastards. Calling us beasts while they cheat, steal, and lie. I got
the ribs, a whip laid about my shoulders, and all the time they were
Then I saw her.
She was standing there, staring right into my eyes. For a moment, I
was looking at a Valkyrie, one of Valhalla’s shield maidens. She had
colour of ice, and eyes as blue as the sky. Tall, willowy, and silent, she
looked unworldly. There was a wolf at her side, too.
expecting her to vanish, but it wasn’t a vision. She was real. The knowledge
hit me with a punch that sucked the breath out of me. She was one of us, a
Skraeling of Thule.
She leaned on
the wolf, controlling it with a touch of her hand. “Lady Freyja always
counsel before action.”
woman who invoked our goddess yet who was a traitor. I was filled with
hate, poisoned by the thought of one of our own people contaminated by foul
If the will were
a weapon, she would have fallen on the spot. Instead, the world blurred
I think I passed out for a few moments because when I opened my eyes, he was
there. The Patriarch. A cheat, a liar and all-round scum
He certainly hates us Skraeling. “Glorious
Ullr will bring us wise counsel. And tomorrow we will flog the Beast to
him of his sins, and then we will burn him alive!”
He’s a vicious Beast, violent and
knows she ought to walk away. After all, she has a dark and dangerous
preserve. When she can’t leave him to burn, her rescue tumbles them both
danger, adventure and romance.
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This series isn’t for me. This is a continuation of book 1 but can be read as a standalone. The setup of the book like book one will not be for everyone.
This is all fiction and there is a lot of crossovers from various different times but here it was just too much for me. By contradicting myself here now it is well written and the author keeps a good pace of the characters and their development. But I didn’t like the characters. I am in the minority here so take my review with a pinch of salt.