Originally posted on 03 Apr 2024

less than 1 minute read

The problem with the Singing Hills Cycle is that they’re all novellas, and therefore over too quickly.

I love all of these books, which centre around a traveling cleric who collects and archives stories.

In this book, Cleric Chih returns home for the first time in several years. This makes the story more personal and emotional than those of earlier books, but no less engaging. I devoured it in two pre-sleep evenings, and probably would have done it in one if my bedroom lights weren’t wisely set to turn off when it’s time to go to sleep.

If the novellas are over more quickly than I’d prefer, the shorter length means they’re also faster to produce. This means we get another entry in the Cycle this year! I’m looking forward to seeing what adventures and stories the next installment holds for Chih.