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The Mourning Ring Paperback – October 19, 2016
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About the Author
Sarah Parke writes fantasy and historical fiction (sometimes at the same time) for young adult readers and those young at heart. She has a MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA program. Her work has been published internationally, most recently in the July 2015 issue of The Writer magazine.
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Highly recommended for Bronte fans of all ages!
There was an element of darkness, danger, conflict, sadness, pain, sorrow, and joy. They each had a place in this read and they each filled that void needed to propel the story further. This was a wonderful adventure. It captivated me and held me. I found the richness filling. I found this to be a wonderful adventure to take the youngest of minds on an adventure to be remembered. I enjoyed this read so much that I have started reading it again with my children. We take it one chapter every Wednesday evening after dinner. The children are so excited and anticipates what’s to come next.
I certainly recommend this read to anyone that loved to read young adult fantasy and adventure. It may be set in a time that most children know nothing about but it will still captivate them to explore their own minds and seek out the possibilities of it all.
I have always wanted the chance to step into the worlds from certain books, and I would definitely take the opportunity to visit a world of my own creation and talk to the people there! Aimed at young adults, but an absolute pleasure to read as an adult, The Mourning Ring is a magical and whimsical story that serves as a wonderful introduction into the world of the highly imaginative and revered storytellers themselves, the Bronte's. I was pleased to find out that the four siblings really did create these worlds in their youth and served as a start to the three sister's writing careers. With the addition of the fairy blood, the story was able to be brought into the fantasy world. The adventures in Glass Town were the highlight of the story, rich descriptions of the land, the dress and the characters that the Brontes loved made Glass Town just as real to me. I was excited when each sibling had the chance to interact with the character of their making and had to come to terms with that character's features and flaws. The trouble in Glass Town also parallels Branwell's future true-life troubles, however, in the story the siblings must work together to reinstate their former King Zamora and not become too entangled within the land of their own creation. Overall, a unique look into the early lives of four extraordinary siblings and the creative process that fueled their imaginations.
Its the story of young Charlotte and her siblings and the alternate world that she's created.
This is a young adult novel, but definitely one that fans of Bronte and just about anyone that loves a good story will enjoy, because its just that well written.
I love what the mourning ring actually is, as you will find out in the first pages of the book. (I always like when we know why an author chose a particular title...
The Glass Town all have root in Bronte history. I think that is really what makes this book so wonderful, the fantasy is there, but there's so much that was part of these people's lives.
In some ways this book reminded me of a Doctor Who episode..slipping through doors, trying to change things. I found the way that the Bronte's controlled The Glass Town through storytelling to be fabulous and even more the part where the young boy was healed by a story.
I highly recommend this book especially if you like books like Jane and The Damned with a wonderful mixture of real life and fantasy.
I will admit to having not read any of the Bronte's novels, but this book definitely made me want to break into that pile of classic novels I've been meaning to read for years.
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