Stolen Songbird is a great start to the three-book series by Danielle L Jensen. The action begins quickly with the protagonist, Cecile, being taken from her friendly village and brought to the terrifying city of Trollus – occupied by trolls.
Escape is virtually impossible. To complicate matters, Cecile is immediately forced into a marriage with a handsome troll prince. The marriage magically binds the two and further limits Cecile’s chances of fleeing. This is where the story really picks up speed, with Cecile deciding to better understand the harsh and foreign world that is now her home.
Jensen does a fantastic job of creating a strange world that feels real. The setting is not just a backdrop but directly affects the characters and plot all throughout the novel. The result is a rich setting that will please any reader looking for a new land to explore.
Stolen Songbird is blessed with a setting so vivid that the characters have no choice but to flourish and become real in the reader’s mind. I loved the author’s surprising new depiction of trolls!
– Cowering King