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Fantasy novel with original ideas

The Sin Eater's Daughter - Melinda Salisbury

 

 

I'm not sure if this is aimed at the female YA readership or to the general fantasy-loving public but I found this tale interesting. It deals with a young girl, Twylla, living in court whose touch can kill and who is used as executioner. As the tile tells us, she is the daughter of a Sin-Eater whose job is to eat symbolically the sins of the recently-died so that they can pass on peacefully. However Twylla's life is about to change radically as she discovers many uncomfortable truths.

 

Well-written and quite engaging – and short – this novel is reasonably interesting and original with a few surprises along the way. Characters are well-defined and not too extreme. Fantasy lovers will find this worth a visit.