Spring Song by
Cassia Hall is a romantic fantasy, a breezy, delightful read, the first novella
in the Seasons Cycle, and a tale with an irresistible appeal to fans of LGBTQ+.
The House of Silveria is preparing for the Spring Song festival, a spotlight
moment of the year, and it is here that Heinregard first notices Clayten. He is
Aunt Viraya’s best tenor. Heinregard is more than enthralled, but going after
Clayten puts a lot at stake. What ensures is a rollicking ride of romance set
against the backdrop of a magical world, so vividly drawn it pulls the reader
Cassia Hall's Spring Song is transporting and from the very first page, readers are captivated by the strong sense of setting. When we are introduced to Clayten, he is taking in the feel of spring: “There was a sense of something missing that he’d been feeling for a while, like a yearning for something that should be there but wasn’t.'' But then, he wills something from the ether. Could it be Heinregard? There is just so much to enjoy in this beautifully crafted whirlwind of romance— the enchanting setting, the magic, the music, and the intriguing characters. The writing is atmospheric, lyrical, and delightful and there are strong threads of drama as there are thoughtful moments. Hall excels at writing relationships that feel natural, creating scenes that are focused, and sprinkling the writing with elements from that setting that set the tone of the overall atmosphere. In turn, suspenseful and endearing, Spring Song is a grand slam that features a dynamic duo — Clayten and Heinregard.