The Butterfly Child, by Deborah Ann Gordon is the thrilling sequel to Dark Matter, a gripping medieval style Fantasy-Romance.
Young Belinda begins her harrowing journey into motherhood when she conceives the prophesized Butterfly Child, for which this tale is named. It is said that a child born of a mortal mother and immortal father will lead the immortal people to a prosperous new world.
My greatest love regarding this series come from Belinda’s own sense of strength and determination. She does what she thinks is right in any given situation, regardless of the viewpoints of others- even those closest to her. Although this trait could be considered bad in some individuals, Belinda is certain in her knowledge of right and wrong, desiring to protect not just her unborn child, but all people who hold goodness in their hearts.
I also loved the way in which the author built up their fictional world. Their use of imagery had me picturing gorgeous scenery that I could lose myself in.
On the flip side, the start of this book had a lot of backstory crammed in, which I found slightly off-putting, but not enough to deter me from continuing with my reading. The author’s action packed and at times poetic style sent thousands of beautiful images and emotions through my mind.
If you’d like to read a fantasy tale of love, loss, power, and metamorphosis, then I would definitely recommend The Butterfly Child.
Rated 4 stars.