The Gloaming

The Gloaming Review

Mara’s island is one of stories and magic. She knows she’ll eventually end her days atop the cliff, turned to stone and gazing out at the horizon like all the villagers that went before her, drawn by the otherworldly call of the sea. Her whole family will be there too, even her brother Bee and her sister Islay.

But the island and the sea do what they want, and when they claim a price from her family, Mara’s world changes forever.

As years pass and Mara grows into herself and her scars, a chance meeting with the magnetic Pearl brings magic to life once more in ways that Mara never thought possible, in a story that she never would have dreamed for herself before.

The enchanting spiritual prequel to The Gracekeepers, Kirsty Logan’s The Gloaming is a present-day fable that brims over with dazzling imagination and captivating language.

Title:The Gloaming
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Paromjit

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world build...

  • Dannii Elle

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars.Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara...

  • Emer

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a boo...

  • Sonja Arlow

    3.5 starsI wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first.But this story ...

  • Heather

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant....

  • Marcella

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart a...

  • Ana

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes f...

  • Helen

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivat...

  • Emma

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming...

  • Moray Teale

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don’t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is...