Thursday, July 5, 2012
The Unraveling of Wentwater by C S Lakin
Teralyn lives in the Heights with her parents and her mentor, Antius. He encourages her musical talent and she works in his garden. They are very good friends and she spends most of her time with him because both her parents work. When she asks to go the village of Wentwater, Antius talks her parents into it. What harm would it cause for her to go the festival in Wentwater?
Ms. Lakin sent me an ARC of her book for review (thank you). You can preorder it on Amazon at this time.
This is the fourth in series of fairy tales that have a touch of Christianity mixed within. Each story is stand alone and I've enjoyed the first three, so I was looking forward to reading this one.
Teralyn finds her release in music. It opens magical worlds she can't see at home in the Heights; they are happier and hopeful in their music in Wentworth. When she visits the festival, she also finds a boy named Fromer. Fromer is Justin's brother. Justin lives in the Heights and has brought Teralyn to the village for Antius. He becomes very angry and obsessive about Teralyn and is extremely jealous of Fromer. He decides he will win her even if he has to search out the witch of woods and bargain to do it.
This story is intricate and entertaining. There is magic, evil, pain and suffering and more in this tale. It's wound together well and keeps your attention from beginning to end. I found myself hoping for a happy ending, but was far from assured that would be the way it would turn out. You'll have to read the book to find out exactly what happens. I can tell you words are involved...
I'm giving my ARC of this book. If you'd like to win it, leave a comment here on the blog and email me at info at bookfaerie.com with your name and address and why you'd like to read it. I'll pick a winner about a week.