Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Selkie Sorceress by Sophie Moss

I listened to the unabridged audio version of The Selkie Sorceress by Sophie Moss and narrated by Hollis McCarthy.

Listening time for The Selkie Sorceress by Sophie Moss is 8 hours, 47 minutes.

The Selkie Sorceress by Sophie Moss is the third novel in The Seal Island trilogy. I enjoyed listening to The Selkie Sorceress by Sophie Moss better than I did The Selkie Enchantress by Sophie Moss (the second novel in the trilogy). BUT I still didn't love The Selkie Sorceress by Sophie Moss as much as I did the first novel in The Seal Island trilogy.

The Selkie Sorceress by Sophie Moss definitely had some perks to it. For instance, it contains a lot of folklore and mythology in it about mermaids, selkies, and St. Brigid of Ireland, which I found interesting to listen to throughout the novel. I also enjoyed how The Selkie Sorceress by Sophie Moss wrapped up the entire trilogy nicely at the end. Plus, it was also enjoyable to have all of the main characters still appear in the last and final novel of The Seal Island trilogy.

I wasn't thrilled with some of the dramatics in this novel that I felt were over the top and had me rolling my eyes in a few scenes. I also thought Glenna and Sam's relationship could have been done differently in this third installment of The Seal Island trilogy... They'd meet in the first novel of the trilogy and both had a very strong romantic attraction to each other in the first two novels of The Seal Island trilogy, so I expected to see them begin a romantic relationship at the start of The Selkie Sorceress. But alas, no, that didn't happen because Glenna was too stubborn in not wanting to start a romance with Sam for reasons expressed in the novel, even though she is really attracted to Sam. Glenna also does some things to Sam that had me surprised that he'd still desire her in his life romantically. Glenna also hides secrets from others as well in The Selkie Sorceress, that I thought would anger other characters, but didn't after all.

Overall, I am very glad that I finally listened to the entire Seal Island trilogy by Sophie Moss. I do enjoy novels set in foreign countries. I also enjoy novels that touch on folklore and mythology and also have romance and a bit of suspense to them to keep them interesting... The Seal Island trilogy has all of these elements to them. I simply wish the last two novels were as much of a delight to listen to as the first novel was for me.

The following is a plot summary for The Selkie Sorceress by Sophie Moss from Amazon:
She would do anything to protect the people she loved...
American detective Sam Holt has a knack for finding people who shouldn't be found. When his last case almost killed an innocent woman, he swore off detective work forever. But when this same woman asks him for one last investigation--to find her husband's long lost mother--Sam cannot refuse. Clairvoyant Irish artist Glenna McClure will do anything to stop Sam, even if it means teaming up with a powerful sorceress who she knows she cannot trust. But when the petals of a mysterious night-blooming rose begin to turn black, Glenna realizes that an even darker force is at work. To protect the people she loves, Glenna will have to face a terrible curse that has haunted her all her life before the final petal fades to ash.
I am giving The Selkie Sorceress by Sophie Moss a rating of 3 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. Well, it is good to have the full report on this trilogy. I also love stories based on myths from different cultures. Glenna sounds like a prickly character!

    1. I was initially attracted to this trilogy because it was set in Ireland on an island and also because it touches on mythology and folktale. Plus, a romance and mystery was also part of the plot. :-)