Jenny's Library

Reading Round-up 2013: Week 51

Posted on: March 4, 2014

The Secret Journal of Beatrice Hassi BarahalThe Secret Journal of Beatrice Hassi Barahal by Kate Elliot, illustrated by Julie Dillon

A companion story to Elliot’s Spiritwalker trilogy, this slim volume recounts the events in those novels from the point of view of Cat’s cousin, Beatrice.  As Bea is an artist, the volume includes quite a few wonderful illustrations, which are well integrated into the story.

The journal is definitely meant to be read after the other three books, as it’s not so much a complete story, but a counterpoint.  Fans will love it (I certainly did) and appreciate Bea’s point of view, the bickering between the two cousins, and finally getting to see Bea’s much talked about sketches.

sketch of Cat from The Secret Journal of Beatrice Hassi Barahal

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