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Book Review: Child of the Northern Spring by Persia Woolley

, by Mystee

Book Description

 November 1, 2010
"An absorbing portrait of the Arthurian age." 

-San Francisco Chronicle

Among the first to look at the story of Camelot through Guinevere's eyes, Woolley sets the traditional tale in the time of its origin, after Britain has shattered into warring fiefdoms. Hampered by neither fantasy nor medieval romance, this young Guinevere is a feisty Celtic tomboy who sees no reason why she must learn to speak Latin, wear dresses, and go south to marry that king. But legends being what they are, the story of Arthur's rise to power soon intrigues her, and when they finally meet, Guinevere and Arthur form a partnership that has lasted for 1500 years.

This is Arthurian epic at its best-filled with romance, adventure, authentic Dark Ages detail, and wonderfully human people.

Product Details

  • File Size: 885 KB
  • Print Length: 557 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 140224522X
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark; Reprint edition (November 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0042JU7RQ

Rating: 3/5

Review: The first thing I will say, because I know this is a dislike of some readers...there are time jumps within this book. Although, as usual, I didn't mind them. I always wonder what would make them bother me. I guess I'll have to keep reading more books to see if I can ever figure that one out. 

This book did start out slow for me. I wasn't immediately captured by the characters and scene. However, as I got further into the book, it got better. 

This book, although I've not read the others in the series, seems like a teaser of what is to come. 

Those who enjoy a well researched book will definitely enjoy this one.
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