Author: Sarah Ettrich
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Norn Publishing (October 4, 2010)
Sarah Ettrich gives us a wonderful tale of Maddy who becomes a Salbine Sister after she was called in the Monastery to serve and learn the Salbine ways. The Salbine Sisters are a group of female that are given the gift to call the elements to help and protect people around them. As Maddy undergoes her training, she becomes involve with her tutor Lillian who is the best mage in the monastery. As their Maddy's training and love with Lillian progress, she discovers that she cannot draw the elements which is a rare case. As Maddy becomes malflowed, this is what the condition is called, Maddy tries to rethink her priorities and purpose in life.
Maddy looses her will and purpose as a Salbine Sister which results to her adventure to know how to cope with her condition and have peace in her life.
You can also fall in love with the story of Lillain and Maddy with each other to think that they are ages apart. They both grew to understand and compliment one another which is a great factor in ones relationship in my point of view. I loved how Ettrich wrote this element of the story. Emmey was also a great character, so young but vibrant. Ettrich gave us a wonderful story in this novel. I loved the characters which are independent in their own but I later looses interest in Maddy because loosing her "gift" made her pessimistic which is really irritating to read but that is also what makes the novel good. Another thing that might have added to the greatness of the novel is if Ettrich added more of the fantasy side, more of magic in the story. But besides that, it was a great read. I never wanted to put the book down until I finish the novel. Every time I wanted to stop reading, the story seems to get me more hooked.
Although this is lesbian fiction, I think that reader will enjoy reading The Salbine Sisters. A little sexual content and violence but nothing that can be too alarming. You'll love reading The Salbine Sisters if you enjoy a great adventure, a little action and books with moral lessons.