Tower in the Crooked Wood

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Tower in the Crooked Wood

Tower in the Crooked Wood By Paula Johanson Tower in the Crooked Wood They were stolen in the dark to work for a night and a day building a tower for the wizard Krummholz on faraway Copper Island in a place where the trees grow twisted in a poisoned bog Some of the un

  • Title: Tower in the Crooked Wood
  • Author: Paula Johanson
  • ISBN: 9781927400913
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tower in the Crooked Wood By Paula Johanson They were stolen in the dark to work for a night and a day, building a tower for the wizard Krummholz on faraway Copper Island, in a place where the trees grow twisted in a poisoned bog Some of the unwilling workers were returned bewildered, bruised and marked by whips others died as the uncaring wizard called new workers to his tower Now Jenia is the only one left ofThey were stolen in the dark to work for a night and a day, building a tower for the wizard Krummholz on faraway Copper Island, in a place where the trees grow twisted in a poisoned bog Some of the unwilling workers were returned bewildered, bruised and marked by whips others died as the uncaring wizard called new workers to his tower Now Jenia is the only one left of her family willing to leave her orchards and walk five hundred miles in search of her abductor, and the answers to questions burning inside her Why was she stolen out of the dark What is wrong at the heart of the tower And why does the magic twisting the very trees strike a strangely familiar note All Jenia knows for sure is that she will not let herself be made a prisoner again, not by magic nor by force of arms When a soldier tries to trap her in a lord s garden, and a village of gentle people tell her to give up her hopeless quest, Jenia has to choose where to place her trust in friends, in strength, or in the cunning in her own two hands And then the wizard Krummholz sends his call out again.A wealth of realistic detail lends authenticity to this engrossing tale of a young arborist, a scholar of trees Paula Johanson has created a magical alternative world both mythic in feel, and hauntingly evocative of our own Eileen Kernaghan, author of The Snow Queen
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    1. Christine on said:

      Full disclosure I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for a reviewThis was a really good story It s quite short, but is well crafted enough that it doesn t feel like the ending just dropped out of the sky, or like pieces are missing The characters are interesting without feeling contrived, and the descriptive passages of the scenery are lovely I felt as though I were hiking the BC coast alongside Jenia don Dela don Tared, who, with her mouthful of a name, is Johanson s heroine And an arbor [...]

    2. Chris Meads on said:

      Jenia has traveled through woods with evil creatures to come to stay with a group of gentle people She tells them her story of being taken at night and a day to work the stone to build an evil wizard s tower He has corrupted the land and the trees on the island where the tower stands Jenia has been made a prisoner by Krummolz several times and now she wants revenge since he killed her sister s baby and her brother.The gentle people advise against it until one of their own is taken Will Jenia des [...]

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