Orfeia by Joanne M. Harris Publisher: Gollancz Publication date: 3 September 2020 Genre: Fantasy novella Page count: 224 pages Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars For the past few years, I find myself looking forward to the latest installment in Joanne M. Harris' Child Ballad novellas. Lovely, atmospheric, and such a treat to read, … Continue reading Book Review: Orfeia by Joanne M. Harris
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