I found this book hard to read. It's upsetting and captivating by turns. But I felt compelled to carry on as the characters' tragic lives are depicted in such beautiful language. At times, it was an effort to finish, but by then I was involved and needed to know how these people survived.
The story is told in and from the place it began. In the old house which knew such despair and came to know what joy meant. Solas is the name of the house, the place where the lost souls found refuge and it will always be so. It is protected by the long arms of time.
Sive is the name on me. I am the storyteller. I am the last of the Lost Souls - reunited for an evening.