- File Size: 1838 KB
- Print Length: 194 pages
- Publisher: REUTS Publications, LLC. (June 23, 2014)
- Publication Date: June 23, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00L9EWSKG
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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The Rose Master starts with Anne, a parlor maid in a prominent London estate, being surrounded by falling birds. But that's only the beginning of the strange events that mark her seventeenth birthday. She's soon summoned by Lady Caldwell and informed that she's being shipped off to one of Lady Caldwell's distant relations in the middle of nowhere. Dismissed from the home she's grown up in and torn away from the servants she views as family, Anne has no choice but to embark on the journey to Rosewood Manor.
She can tell instantly that there's something wrong with the place. Silence cloaks its run-down exterior, and a profusion of roses covers everything, stifling the winter air with their pungent scent. The staff is small -- only three others -- and covered in suspicious bruises and scratches, the manor is colder inside than the frigid air without, and the Lord of the manor is nowhere to be seen. Confused, Anne tries to settle into the house's routine, which can only be described as unconventional. She knows there's something her fellow servants aren't telling her, but she has no idea what.
When strange noises start following her around and eerie scratching haunts her door at night, she begins to realize that the manor is haunted. But it's not until she finally meets Lord Grey and demands answers that she learns the truth -- she's the only one who can help save the manor from the creature roaming its halls.
The description sounds fairly benign, but don't let that fool you. The Rose Master is definitely a horror; it will leave you creeped out and questioning what the heck is going on as surely as Anne herself does. Written in a style reminiscent of the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen, it's lyrical prose is well-crafted, with some of the most beautiful analogies I've ever come across. A modern fairy tale, set against a Victorian backdrop, it's sure to become a classic and would be perfect for adaptation to the silver screen (Disney, if you're out there, this one has you written all over it!). Whether you're a fan of the romantic, Gothic stylings of the Bronte sisters, or are simply looking for a creepy take on the fairy tale genre, I can't recommend this one enough.
The house is strange and something is happening there. August isn't healthy and he has a lot of secrets. When Anne gets to know him he starts to reveal things about his life and his past and bit by bit she discovers what's wrong with Rosewood Manor and with August himself. Will Anne be able to help him?
The Rose Master is a wonderful book about magic and dark secrets. I immediately liked the name of the house and think it's great that Valentina Cano created such a dark and gloomy place that is very lovable at the same time. Anne and August are two great main characters. They have such a good click. I enjoyed reading about Anne's work as well. All of these things together make this a great story. If you enjoy reading books about magic, evil and secrets that's set in the past you will definitely like this book.
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