Audiobook Review Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross

Posted May 22, 2021 by jrsbookr in Audibook Review, Fantasy / 0 Comments

by Rebecca Ross
Audiobook Review Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca RossSisters of Sword and Song Narrator: Caitlin Kelly, Katherine littrell
Length: 13 hours
Published by HarperCollins on June 23, 2020
Source: Library Auidobook
Genres: Fantasy, General, Historical, Medieval, Royalty, Young Adult Fiction
Pages: 480
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Format: Audiobook
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Rebecca Ross, acclaimed author of The Queen’s Rising duology, delivers a thrilling new fantasy about the lengths two sisters will go for each other. Perfect for fans of Ember in the Ashes, Sky In the Deep, and Court of Fives.
After eight years, Evadne will finally be reunited with her older sister, Halcyon, who has been serving in the queen’s army. But when Halcyon unexpectedly appears a day early, Eva knows something is wrong. Halcyon has charged with a heinous crime, and though her life is spared, she is sentenced to 15 years.
Suspicious of the charges, brought forth by Halcyon’s army commander, as well as the details of the crime, Eva volunteers to take part of her sister’s sentence. If there’s a way to absolve Halcyon, she’ll find it. But as the sisters begin their sentences, they quickly learn that there are fates worse than death.


Sisters of sword and song are about two sisters separated for a long time and are finally coming back together, but under some very tragic circumstances that no one saw coming. I appreciate it being a stand-alone as sometimes I want a story wrapped up and finished in one book. For this story, I am here a story driven by the actions of two sisters who are thrown into a situation that was not foreseen. Set in an alternate Ancient Greek world with its unique mythology. Nine gods have left an ancient earthly relic for humankind, and each contains its magical properties. One sister halcyon is a fierce hoplite warrior, and the other evade is a scribe. Each brings to the table a unique skill set that brings the story to life. It a story of loss, mystery, and sisterhood that is too good not to enjoy in one sitting.



About Caitlin Kelly

Caitlin has a youthful, bubbly quality to her voice. High energy and full of character.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Caitlin moved to New York City to pursue her theatrical training at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She has a BFA in Drama and studied musical theatre at CAP21.

Caitlin has been working in voice over since 2009. She got started in VO while living in Tokyo, Japan. Caitlin is currently in her 6th season touring Japan with Disney’s World of English and World Family Club as a performer.

Caitlin has had the distinguished honor to premier new work from Alan Menken and Sir Tim Rice through their charitable efforts for the Shine On! Foundation in Japan.

As an audiobook narrator, Caitlin has won Earphones from Audiofile Magazine and a 2018 Audie Award nomination for her work on New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson. Caitlin has worked with Hachette Audio, Audible Studios, MacMillan Audio, Brilliance Audio, Harper Audio, Penguin Random House Audio, Dreamscape Audio, and Tantor Audio. She has accent proficiency in Standard American, American (Southern, NY), British RP, British (London, Bristol), Irish, French, and Russian. Caitlin is conversational in Japanese and has studied Spanish and French.

Caitlin can be heard on ads for McDonald’s, Lion, Seiyu Department Stores (owned by WalMart), Bennesse, NHK and Asahi Productions Heroes: Legends of the Battle Discs as “Mascot.” Caitlin was the principle voice of “Sho-kun” in NHK’s Kiso Eigo 1 in 2012. She has worked extensively in animation for children and children’s education working in 2011 on the National English program for grades 4 & 5 for the Japanese Government and the Minister of Education. Caitlin currently voices for TIME Magazine, TIME for Kids, and, and

Caitlin works from her home studio in Tokyo, Japan.

About Katherine littrell

I am an Audie-nominated, five-time AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award-winning narrator.

Living, studying and working as an actor across Australia, England and the USA gave me a discerning ear for accents. I enjoy performing first-person narration in Australian, British and American dialects. I also frequently perform first-person narration and character voices in other dialects and accents on request.

My sound is young but smart, eloquent yet with a bit of edge.
My audiobook education and training has been eclectic. I started reading Tamora Pierce’s entire oeuvre (and The Hobbit, and Harry Potter…) to my sisters when I was a wee child. A passion for both performance and literature led me to graduate from Bryn Mawr College with a major in English Literature (magna cum laude) and a Theatre minor. I have trained in classical and contemporary performance via acting intensives at the Yale School of Drama, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney.

I am currently based in Sydney, Australia, where I narrate regularly for major publishing houses, including Macmillan, HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Blackstone Publishing, Audible Studios, Podium Audio, Dreamscape Media, Brilliance Audio and Recorded Books. I also frequently narrate for award-winning independent authors, and am able to produce and distribute directly via various distribution platforms.

From late 2021, I am relocating to London to undertake a Voice Studies MFA at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

When I’m not talking out loud to myself in a small box (my Studiobricks home studio), I enjoy the occasional online yoga class, playing board games, and knitting tiny dog sweaters.

Telling stories is my passion.

About Rebecca Ross

Rebecca Ross grew up in Georgia, where she continues to reside with her husband, lively dog and endless piles of books. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from UGA and enjoys rainy days, endless cups of coffee and DIY projects. Rebecca writes fantasy for young adult readers.

Rating Report
Overall: 4