Beautiful. That's really the best word I can think of to describe this story.
This is a unique take on the Swan Maiden legend.
I love Eliza's struggle to keep her emotions in check, so she doesn't do something completely inappropriate, but continues to chase after her passions and dreams.I'm not a huge fan of first person point-of-view, but Eliza swept me up into her longing for her swan maiden, and carried me through her quest. In a way, it felt like the story itself gave me wings to fly through it.
Sweet, and beautiful.
I liked this new fairy tale from Lynn. The style rambles a little, but it's both conversational and epic at the same time, like someone telling a story to a young child.
I loved Kara. She's a fun character who I'd like to see more of in stories like this. Too often the witchy character is someone feared and hated, even though the story shows that they really shouldn't be. For once we have a witch who actually cares about the village surrounding her, and they know it, and are friendly with each other, even if they mostly leave each other alone.
My only problem with this story is that it felt a little unfinished to me. I didn't have the sense of closure about the changeling and the couple that I thought I would at the end. There were many questions raised throughout about the couple themselves - as though they had a mysterious identity - but I don't feel like they were fully answered.
I wish there was a little more to this story. What was there was set up well, and made me want to keep reading.