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Black Spring. By Alison Croggon. A fantasy reworking of Wuthering Heights which interweaves wizard lore and vendetta with Emily Bronte’s. Inspired by the gothic classic Wuthering Heights, this stunning new fantasy from the author of the Books of Pellinor is a fiercely romantic tale of betrayal. Black Spring. author: Alison Croggon. In a savage land sustained by wizardry and ruled by vendetta, Lina is the enchanting but willful daughter of a village lord.

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Lina is enchanting, vibrant but wilful.

With her childhood companion, Damek, she has grown up privileged and spoilt and the pair spirng devoted to each other to the point of obsession. But times are changing. And tragedy is stalking the halls of the Red House.

As in Wuthering Heightsthe reader is introduced to the northern English moors through the perspective of a wealthy man from the south. The housekeeper, Anna, obliges him with her tale. It is here that the story truly begins.

I felt Hammel to be nothing but the bread on either side of what is an otherwise meaty sandwich.

Black Spring

Anna is a woman out of time. Although a servant, she is the milk-sister and childhood companion of the royal-blooded Lina. Her account of the lives and relationship of Lina and Damek is peppered with poignant observations about life in the north, and the inequalities afforded to women.


These men together decide sprjng law of the land, and oversee the uniquely-northern phenomenon of vendetta:. It begins with the murder of a man the murder of a woman is considered a crime against property, not against honour. The murderer must pay in two ways: Once the killer is slain, however, the avenger must in turn pay for his crime, the second murder sparking the third, and so on.

Book Review : Black Spring by Alison Croggon. – Juniper’s Jungle

Also in the north, witches are killed as babies… except Lina. Black Spring could be a fascinating and endlessly useful classroom resource — touching on themes of identity, power, place, as well as social rights and equality. The image here does not do the cover justice — in reality the eyes are a glossy lilac, a,ison a fittingly eery feel to the text.

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I like the idea of the plot following Wuthering Heights. That is one of my most favorite books.

Paranormals are my favorites! This a paranormal fiction thriller written in the time of ancient Egypt during the reign of Pharaoh Croggin and Queen Nefertiti and told through the eyes of their daughter, Merit-Aten. The story reveals the treachery, political intrigue and religious strife of the 18th Dynasty in Egypt.

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