Donal Bawn is a lusty man, full of life
and song, as well as full of himself. He loves women and
makes no bones about loving them and then leaving them
heartbroken. After one such encounter, however, Donal angers
a god and is cursed to roam the earth until he can find one
woman who will love him despite his cursed body and voice.
Ceoleen is beautiful and knows it. Used
to getting her own way, she thinks nothing of using people
and breaking hearts. On one such day, however, she goes too
far and angers a god. The god curses Ceoleen to live out the
rest of her life blind and in a fairy ring high on a
mountain until such a man comes and finishes the words to
the one phrase that Ceoleen is doomed to sing over and over.
Three hundred years later, Donal Bawn
comes across Ceoleen and hears her voice singing the same
song over and over without completion. Finishing the song
for Ceoleen, Donal falls instantly in love with the blind
woman, and Ceoleen falls in love with Donal as well. Knowing
that their love is doomed because of what he is, Donal vows
to cherish the time they spend together. However, forces are
working against them. Will Donal and Ceoleen continue to
love each other despite godly interference or will they be
A Song of the Sidhe by Jeanne Barrack
is different from what I usually read. I thought it well
written and it held my attention, most of the time. I had a
difficult time understanding some of the fantasy situations,
especially when foreign words were used. At times I was also
confused as to who was angry with Ceoleen and Donal and why.
However, as I continued to read, things became clearer and I
found myself enjoying A Song of the Sidhe. I didnít like
Donalís character prior to the curse, but he learned his
lesson and I thought him a most wonderful hero. As for
Ceoleen, she angered me when she realized what Donal was and
I had a hard time feeling sorry for her.
A Song of the Sidhe by
Jeanne Barrack was an enjoyable read. I am sure fans of
fantasy storylines will feel the same way. If you are a fan
of erotic fantasy, then A Song of the Sidhe by
Jeanne Barrack just might be the book for you!