Review of The Humming of Numbers by Joni Sensel
Aidan is poised to take his monastic vows—until a girl enters the abbey, one who hums of the number eleven. Aidan has the ability to hear the humming of numbers, a buzzing energy given off by living things. He is captivated and tormented by the mysterious girl, Lana, who has some unusual abilities of her own. How can he become a monk when his mind is filled with impure thoughts?
Before he can begin to sort his feelings out, the Vikings raid. Only Aidan and Lana can save the village from certain, violent death—and only if they learn to trust in their mysterious talents.
Set in Tenth Century Ireland, this book follows Aidan and Lana. Aiden can here each person's number or hum. Lana is very special-she hums of an eleven-a number Aiden has never heard from a human before.
The Humming of Numbers is a pleasant read. A very nice historical novel with nice plot twist and a perfect ending to match. It is well written, with a sense of historical accuracy and modern day problems. The main characters are interesting and they drive the plot.
In Conclusion: The book deals with many themes including religion, magic, love and doing what's right. It had darker moments but also has it's happy, uplifting ones. Historical fans will devour this.
The Humming of Numbers is due out tommorow, May 27