- File Size: 3734 KB
- Print Length: 300 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: W.R. Gingell (May 1, 2015)
- Publication Date: May 1, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00TBAY59M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,156 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Not every move Rose makes is wise, but I can happily say that she's NOT one of those TSTL heroines that make me groan, "She's not seriously going to ... She is!" As usual with Gingell's fantasies, I enjoyed spending time with her cast of characters, from Rose herself and the wolf/man called Bastian (who becomes less self-serving despite his desperation to break his curse), to the crusty Akiva (whose idea idea of teaching is often simply giving Rose opportunity and reason to discover for herself how the living magic works), to Rose's family, friends, and village beaux for her and sister Gwendolyn -- and perhaps even their widowed mother.
I do need to get at typing up a list of the minor goofs I noted -- several cases of I-should-be-me and a few other things -- to pass on for correction, but they were neither confusing nor frequent enough to take me out of the story, so I have no hesitation about recommending it to anyone who wants a light and young-at-heart (but teen-angst-free) fantasy.
Bastian is a bit old for Rose, but at least he has been cursed. Maybe he's not really that much older.
I loved the end with the tricky magic hut and curse breaking and forest revenge. There was just a splash of romance and nothing inappropriate. Nothing too violent, either.
Every character has their own personality, which I like, even the salamander and the garden patches. I was smeptical about reading this book because it just didn't sound interedting. A tom girl living in the forest? A cursed wolf? I had no idea there would be gryphons and wardens and leafy hood anchors and village dances with dryads and deep forest off the paths. I have no idea if there was much of a government or taxes or anything beyond the village and forest, but I loved the ideas the readers did see.
I loved Rose as the viewpoint character. She has so much personality--not all of it positive!--and is totally oblivious to the romantic intentions of the males in her life, all of which brings this story to life even while Rose is doing ordinary tasks around Akiva's cottage and starting to learn her place. I enjoyed the story arcs for her sister and mother as well.
Bastian is terrifying and creepy at first, but he grows as a character until I loved him to pieces. I liked his rival too, but once Bastian "grew up," the other guy didn't have a chance with me.
Whether I can predict the endings or not, Gingell's books keep me glued to the page with no desire to look ahead! Which means I trust her to tell a great yarn from beginning to end.
Another highly recommended story!
The thing is, Gingell is a deft hand at both world building and character creation. She's no slouch at plotting, either. And the descriptions, though spare, left such vivid images in my mind, I had to remind myself that I hadn't seen a movie version of the book.
Not for the faint of heart; despite the insouciant tone our narrator Rose is wont to use, this book is damn near literature in many ways.
But I really enjoyed the entire book and I expect to read it again, maybe even in the next few months.
Gingell has an ability to create a sense of fun where another author would just tell a story. I tried to think of some things that bothered me to include in this review, but after the first read through nothing stands out. Rose's youth seemed to fit the context, the ending was just right, and if some of the secondary characters were a bit two-dimensional, well, that just allowed me to focus on the main story line without being dragged through the dramas of secondary people I really wasn't invested in.
Given how different Wolfskin, Masque and Spindle were from each other, I can't wait to see what else Gingell has for us in the future.
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I can't say enough good things about it.
Its a great read for a trip.
Moved right along.