Saturday, October 01, 2005

Child of a Rainless Year by Jane Lindskold

The Heroine is a middle aged woman. The "magic" is quiet and insubstantial. The story moves sedately along. Boring book, right?

Not in the hands of Jane Linskold. In her hands you have an engrossing tale. It is not a book that grabs you by the throat and drags you along. It is not a novel that you cannot but down. But it is a novel you cannot resist picking up to continue to follow the story along. Since the story has an underlying current or flow, let me use that as an analogy. This book is not like shooting white water rapids as you flow downstream. Rather it is like the Gulf Stream current as it makes its journey across to Africa and up to warm Europe. Deep and powerful, with unexpected power.

This writing is why I look forward to every new book Lindskold writes. Take the time to read, savor and enjoy the story, interesting characters (that include a house) and above all the fine writing.


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