Cuando leí "Lavondyss" por primera vez, mi primer impulso fue ir y canjearlo por algun otro libro ( eso hago generalmente con los libros que no me gustan). Pero por alguna extraña razón, tan extraña como el libro, nunca lo hice y al cabo de un tiempo lo volvi a leer. Fue entonces que me di cuenta que en realidad sí me gustaba, pero no lo habia entendido. Mi error estaba en considerarlo una novela de fantasia medieval cuando en realidad, la fantasia era pre-medieval...y ahora lo explicaré:
When I read " Lavondyss " for the first time, my first impulse was to go and change it for some other book (I do that generally with the books I don´t like). But for any strange reason, so strange as the book itself, I never did it and after a time I read it again. Then I realized that actually I did liked, but I hadn´t understood it. My mistake was in considering it a medieval fantasy novel when actually, the fantasy was pre-medieval...and now I will explain it:
In this strange, dark and sometimes confusing novel, the author takes us to the world of Iron Age cultures , or preRomans, as Celtic could be. Although it´s the second part of " Mithago Woods " it ´s possible to read it independently. Here we ´ll know about the adventures of a girl called Tallis ( according to what she tells, his name comes from Talliesin, a famous bard of the Celtic legends). Starting with the search of her half brother years ago missing in the forest and his meeting with a musician who comes from there, she begins to make wooden masks, ten in total, each of them will connect his conscience to a stage of his present and future life and will relate them to some legend of the forest. The Rhiope woods is not an ordinary forest, there, the legends, the myths and the popular beliefs take form and become real.