Book Review: In Solitude’s Shadow by David Green

Green’s descriptions of the magic and the landscapes in this multiple POV world, swept me out from my living room and onto the high walls of Solitude.

In Solitude’s Shadow Overview: They will have their revenge. Zanna Alpenwood, a powerful mage, stands atop Solitude’s walls staring down at an army bent on invasion. Two hundred aged and forgotten Sparkers are all that stand between the Banished and the nation of Haltveldt. With time running out, Zanna is forced to reach out to her estranged daughter, Calene, and set her on an impossible quest. In doing so Calene must decide between her masters and her own conscience, as she teams up with unlikely allies to forge their way over land and sea. Will they arrive in time to save the fortress of Solitude from destruction?


Author David Green was able to teach me about the traditions, religions, politics and people in the fantasy world he created in a very short span of pages. One of the greatest challenges of writing fantasy is world building, which David Green does Beautifully in his novel, In Solitude’s Shadow.

I loved his descriptions of how the Sparkers drew magic using the energies around them. I also really appreciated how Green established how deep the various social issues ran within the societies of this fantasy world.

I don’t normally read on my phone, but I found myself finishing this book around one in the morning, clutching to my iPhone, “turning” the pages as fast as my eyes could read them. I cannot wait for the next book and what a joy this book was to read!

To learn more about this amazing read, click here!

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Lifelong San Diegan, finding inspiration from the little things. Hoping that this website, my books and blog will provide you a little escape from the daily grinds of nine to five.

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