Welcome to a magical world where love and longing transcend time, space, and worlds...
Fantasy Romance - Poems of Myth & Magick is a collection of poems and songs that hark back to myths, legends, folklore and fairytales for all ages.
Peopled with fantastical creatures and ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances, it shows how thin the veil really is between the real world and the world of magick.
Allow the beauty and drama, poems and ballads, to transport you to magical otherworlds
Enjoy the enriching and calming experience, the emotions and sensations that lyrical poetry can evoke.
Included in this collection are original songs written to accompany the Lake Traveler Saga.
Songs of Love & Longing is my second collection of fantasy poetry : fantasy-themed poems and songs of love and longing, including my merfolk poems as well as original songs written to accompany the romantic fantasy novella and novels in the Seasons Cycle.
This is lyrical fantasy that goes straight to your heart.
Peopled with characters from Spring Song, Summer Lights, Fall Lanterns and Winter Wain, Songs of Love & Longing expands on the stories in the Seasons Cycle.
The collection contains embedded QR codes that lead you to the songs on my youtube channel, so you can listen to them as you read the lyrics.
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Reviews for Fantasy Romance - Poems of Myth & Magick
Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2020
This is truly some of the best poetry I've come across. Reminiscent of the old classics like Lord Byron in style, these poems and songs weave stories of love, romance, the beauty of nature, and otherworldly places. I was thrilled to see the way some of the poems brought mention of characters from old myths, like Endymion, Narcissus, and Sheherazade. A perfect book to enjoy with a cup of tea or hot chocolate on a rainy or snowy day. I highly recommend it, especially for daydreamers like me who want to be transported to a fantasy world, and for those who appreciate beauty. I have a few favourites from the collection: "The Angel of Doom" (enticing and arousing), "Rain" (passionate and thrilling), "Where I Belong", and "Lavender Shore".
The only thing I wish is that there were translations in the book of the few songs in French, but at least those who speak French get to appreciate them.
I hope the author someday releases a special edition hardback print decorated with silver and gold. I'd love to add it to my bookcase.
Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2021
What a beautiful collection. This collection is written well and has such emotion and soul with each word. I haven't read many poem books, only a handful, really. Now I see myself search this site for another enjoyable read.
Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2021
This is a lovely collection of fantasy poetry. I have enjoyed the chance to relax and indulge my love of poetry and my love of my favorite genre together. Her use of imagery and language is compelling and inspiring.
Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2020
In this magical collection of poetry, it is clear Ms. Cassia Hall has a strong talent for language and mythology. Her lyrical voice sweeps you into another era, full of romance, magic, and myth. Resonant of Shakespeare and Greek Mythology, you feel as if you are dancing in the glades right alongside the faeries, fauns, and centaurs. But Ms. Hall does not stop there. She invites you to discover the timeless beauty of Gaelic poems, and then she shines ever-more brightly when she concludes with songs and poetry derived from and inspired by her Lake Traveler Series. There is not enough literature out there like this! I look forward to reading her series!
Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2021
I don't read a lot of poetry. I probably should pick up more as stress relaxers. That's exactly what I got with this collection. It was magical in every sense. Thank you Cassia Hall for putting together this amazing and fantastical book. It was just what the Dr. ordered.
Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2021
I love the romantic poems. Really paints a beautiful picture that touches my heart.
Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2021
I'm not a big fan of poems and it's not my usual read, but this collection of poems was beautiful. There is passion, romance, and mythology. It was a fun, easy read.
I have just finished all pieces (poems and songs). I really love them ALL. They are so special. I love the way you describe the story and then the poem (each of them) gives fruitful complement. "Rain" has so much passion and movement, it has real action, I could imagine the scenery like in the theatre...I sense Shakespeare maybe, mysterious atmosphere...In "The Runaway" the first part sounds like a magic incantation. I love that the action is slow, then moves faster, I can sense wonderful flow and continuation. And the last "Of Myth & Magick" gives hope and encouragement...I believe in the truth hidden there. The expression is so real that I could feel and enter the given message. Gently and vividly take us to a magical, mysterious world. Words sound like keys on the piano creating perfect songs. For some reason, my favorite poem is "Lavender Shore” and definitely the first one "The Angel of Doom", perfectly written! I feel so amazed by the beauty and abundance of your words alive.
- Monika Hankus, author of The Road of the Heart, Into the Mystery of Feminine Realm
These poems made me gasp in shock, giggle in delight, and even sigh with longing. This book has a heavily rich atmospheric setting from the delightfully chilling air of “The Witching Hour” to the much more sensual “A Night with Her Love Awake”. Every poem has personality. It mixes the mundane with the mystical, like in “The Tavern” with every tantalizing line pulling me further and further into the world of each poem. It’s also very character-driven with poems such as “Ballad of the Silver Sword”, the introspective “Beneath a Huntress Moon” which is about a life-changing experience, or the very cheeky yet defiant “The Angry Pony” - these poems are scented with personality-driven character voices. With beautiful descriptions, Gaelic language, and a focus on the fantastical, “Fantasy Romance – Of Myth & Magic” is a must-read for fans of High Fantasy and Romance lovers alike.
- Alora Pendrak, Pendragon Publications
Petr Simeon Gajdos
5.0 out of 5 stars It is like reading songs, melodies wrapped within poetic language.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 19, 2021
“Fantasy Romance: Poems of Myth & Magick" by Cassia Hall is a beautiful collection of fantasy poems. Fantasy is, perhaps, the genre most associated with the untamed imagination. The author is a dreamer who is able to weave dreams for other dreamers to enjoy, be it characters, plot lines, magical spells, the way battles are fought and won. I like the way the author shares her rich inner and poetic mythical world with us her readers. The poems are filled with complex emotions and stories with magical and mythical otherworldly adventures. As readers, beautiful emotionally-imbued poetic language can touch our hearts and inner world of imagination. The author’s mastery of language, with her metrics, rhythm and carefully chosen vocabulary is such that you feel transported directly into a den of dragons, on a fairy hill or a king’s castle. It is like reading songs, melodies wrapped within poetic language. If you are a lover of fantasy, magic and legends you will be captivated by this poetry collection. I look forward to reading more from this author.
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing collection!
Reviewed in India on January 22, 2021
After a long time I have read genuine poetry. Words flow sublimely in each verse and create vivid imagery that sings fantasy. I especially loved the poems that were based off paintings and music. The experience was unique, titillating the eyes and ears, as much as whatever exists within us that appreciates rhymes. Would certainly recommend giving it a read, and I will surely check out the author's other works as well!
5.0 out of 5 stars Rich language that transports you
Reviewed in Germany on March 21, 2021
This is truly a "mythical and magickal" collection of poetry. I especially enjoyed the rich and sensuous language that transports the reader into a different world, evoking imagery, light, sound and touch alike. We also get a sense of Cassia Hall's range when she moves from light-dappled scenes to the dark moors of the Scottish "Moonlicht Night" (with translations of the Scottish words into English kindly added). A collection to savour and return to in different moods and at different times of the year.
Reviews for Songs of Love & Longing
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2021
Songs of Love and Longing is a collection of poems and songs, inspired by the author's previous books and characters. The coolest thing about this collection, however, are the QR codes that allow you to listen along with the readings. I've NEVER seen that before, and truly think it's incredibly innovative. Even if poetry isn't your cup of tea, this is still a cool concept and something I wish more writers did!
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
Bobbi Jo Wagner
Reviewed in the United States on December 22, 2021
This is a wonderful collection of songs and poems written by a great author. This is a newer author for me which I enjoyed and look forward to reading more from her in the future. I enjoyed the meaning behind each poem and song that I read. They are engaging and I read this book in one sitting. The characters are creative and unique which made this book easy and fun to read. You will find something for everyone in this collection and I highly recommend it.
Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2021
I can state openly that I am not generally a reader of poetry but made an exception with this book based on a suggestion. I do love music and lyrics and these poems are extremely lyrical in content and in fact the author writes music to accompany many of these poems. Find a quiet spot and let her words wash over you as she transports you to different worlds.
Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2021
These poems were so engaging. Short, easy to read and really captured my attention and interest. Taking me away to another world of fantasy. Nice way to de-stress. I thoroughly enjoyed them.
What I Think: First, let me get this out – Talent kil dis woman (she’s stuffed with talent). This review is a couple of days late because I couldn’t find the words to describe the feeling until today. Let me try. These feel like adult lullabies and made me realise just how much self-soothing we forget as we grow. In an insane world unlike any we have ever experienced, self-soothing is so vital it cannot be dismissed. This is an amazing start to remembering what soothes and eases all those knots ...more
Review of Songs of Love and Longing
After reading this lyrical treasure. I can say I'm deeply happy to share my thoughts on Song of Love and Longing. From reluctantly pinning merfolk, to vibrant faeries this collection breaths new life into the mythic and fantastical with its achingly beautiful descriptions. Each poem conjures up the visual image of such enchanting delights. Some of my personal favorites are the Forsaken Mermaid due to its hauntingly tragic prose, Pursuit due to how the poem pla ...more
I am not necessarily the person to seek out poetry, but if this collection is any indication of what I'm missing, I really should be. I thoroughly enjoyed each poem and the flow of the different sections. The QR codes linking digital content were an awesome touch too.
I love both the tie ins to her novella series and those that stand alone. I think Magikal Hour may be my favorite, but it's tough to choose. Cassia Hall definitely has a beautiful, effortless quality to her writing that translates ...more
If you love romance, and lyrical, rhyming poetry, this book is a must-read for you.
What's more, if you scan the embedded QR codes, you get to listen to the music this multi-talented author-musician composed for her poems.
Heck, even if you're not into the poetry, the music alone will probably have you spellbound! ...more
Feb 20, 2022 Narayani rated it it was amazing. My rating: 4.5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
Book is love...
I read one poetry everyday to feel the essence and presence of words in my world.
Each and every poetry has its own beauty.
Poetic element are used beautifully.
Vocabulary is so fine.
Easy read and deep meanings.
Idk if it's only me but I could find 3-5 meanings of each poetry and relate well.
Writing style is super beautiful.
Book layout is fine everything is perfect... ...more
This book is the most beautiful lyrical poetry I have ever read. The characters for her other books are in the book and it's beautiful. She has Q R links for the music. She also has links for her YouTube channel that goes to the poe try. This is the first time I had good heard of fantasy poetry. It's quite beautiful and hope to read more from this author. This is a recommended read and I am so sure everyone will love it!!
When I took the Songs of Love & Longing in my hands for beta-reading, I already had some expectations for it, as I had read other poems of Cassia Hall and heard her songs. However, I was struck by the magical atmosphere this collection provided. The author used QR codes and combined the best she had...
Following the poems while sweet tenor sang it to me... I had completely swooned. As I have read the ARC of the new novella "Summer Lights" and knew the events which had inspired the author to writ ...more
WOW! WOW! WOW!
I have NO MORE WORDS TO SAY!
I literally loved it!