The Children of Zeus
Known as swan-people because of their ability to shape-shift not only into the swanlike form of the carinatae, but also the celeste, the winged shape of Zeus himself, the children of Zeus although peace-loving have always been forced to live apart from humans, persecuted almost to extinction.
A priest, a member of the Army of Christ dedicated to ridding the world of such beings, recognizes the people on a nearby island as belonging to the tribe and instigates a massacre in which there are only three survivors, all children: Yöst, Zande, the son of the Black and destined to be the tribe’s next leader, and a small girl, Tatania, who insists on being called TaTa.
This is their story.
Reviews of The Click of a Pebble
***** Angel 2
Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2020
Had to write this review as I really enjoyed this, poignant and moving story. Looking for the next in this series now.
Sweet, moving story ****
This is such a sweet, yet sad tale. Prejudices abound in this fable of shape-shifting swans, where otherwise wonderful people suddenly have a blind spot. This book is really well written and packed with tiny details making it a delight to read.
Sarah Z on Goodreads ****
I received a copy of this from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed the authors first book, When the Swans Came, so when I saw this on Netgalley, I was very excited. I love the prequel idea and how Zande became who he is. I thought it was well done but a bit too drawn out. I loved the characters, the mythology, the conflicts, and the sense of family.
I’m looking forward to the next instalment of this series and also another one in the previous series.
‘You recognised me after all this time?’
‘Oh, my dear boy, no one has eyes of that colour or brows that speak, except you.’ She lifted her face to the sky. ‘I prayed and prayed. Thank you, God, for answering.