I Love Love Love Old Folks tales, anything to do with Irish/Scottish heritage and Ghost stories, so I had high hopes for this short novella and it sure did not disappoint. The writing was gripping and drew you in quickly and the plot was intriguing enough that over the course of the book I did not get bored or try to skip ahead. However, I did end up staying late to finish (or rather devour) this book, so beware of that when you get it.
The story begins with a couple traveling through
Ireland in the
Ring of Kerry area. One night they are visited by a traveling Storyteller (Seanchai),
who turns out not to be completely human after all. The stories he tells them,
sound familiar and they realize that their own past is woven into the stories
they are being told and through this unique perspective, they are moved to
action. For Dan this means to start putting his own “ghost” story to paper, and
for Kay, she travels back to the small village where she reconnects with her
roots: the good and the bad.
This is a very intriguing and unique story. I highly recommend this one to anyone who loves themselves a good mythical tale.