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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Basically, if a man is killed, then the murderer is identified and a bounty is on his head. The Pellinor series is high fantasy and has a very richly developed world. I’m not going to turn this review into a comparison of which book is better, so I’ll move on.

I made a note in the book that this vendetta was worse than anything Shirley Jackson wrote in her stories!

Heathcliff sounds like fucking prince charming after this book. Lists with This Book. Why didn’t he write to her?

Black Spring

That is one of my sprinng favorite books. As a retelling, it’s obvious and it maintains the integrity of the original. The first half of the book was a scene by scene reenactment croggoon Wuthering Heights with the added nuance of magic thrown in. The characters are its crowning glory. Finding out that Ms. Cleaving to the sensibility of the original, this love letter to Wuthering Heights is for fans of genuine Victorian Gothic.


And women couldn’t have power?

And what’s most important is that he fails, tremendously, at breaking Hareton and Cathy Jr. How Emily Bronte wrote it is still a mystery to me. Far from musing on the vagaries of aliwon nature after hearing the tragic story, he finds it vulgar and boring: She is always betwixt and between, and not just between Damek and Tibor her husbandalthough there is that, too.

Notify me of new posts via email. There is not righting the wrongs croggom the past generation. Then that guardian rapes Lina Cathy.

Book Review : Black Spring by Alison Croggon.

Leave blwck comment Comments may be reviewed before being published. These are two people who are helplessly gripped by love, their love and Passion rules them so they can’t act with free will. He was probably having a great time without her, I bet he was whoring around, ctoggon and living it large. Even though I ended up really enjoying the struggles between Line and Damek I do wish Alison Croggon had brought more originality to her novel overall.

Damek, as Healthcliff, really brings it – he’s got the dark, brooding, violently passionate antihero vibe going on. He only narrates for the first 40 or so pages and then the story is taken over by Anna who along with Lina takes responsibility for narrating the majority of the book.

Platitudes of gratitude to Candlewick Press!!! I was supposed to be writing poetry, but instead, guiltily, I pulled out Black Spring. Is she a witch? Somewhat surprisingly, then, I thoroughly enjoyed this retelling. Oh and him marrying Lina’s sprinh, then sexing her up and treating her like rubbish didn’t convince me of his supposed strong feelings for Lina.


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She has grown up with her companion, Damek, and they are inseparable, devoted to each other in a way no one understands. She kept pushing and angering the people who had power over her, and then when she’d get punished she’d have a hissy fit… Why didn’t she have the sense to act meek and biddable? Lina has magical powers, and in this brutal patriarchal society women with magical powers are put to death as babies.

Jan 16, Tatiana rated it liked it Shelves: I’m looking at you and I’m radiating my love, like that girl from Ask the Passengers. Don’t get me wrong; there are good points. You need not have any acquaintance with Wuthering Heights to enjoy the story, but it is interesting at least to me to see how the author reworked it.

I’ve always wanted to write a retelling, but never been brave enough and after reading Black Spring, I am even more fearful. Jul 25, Wandering Librarians rated it it was ok Shelves: There are also wizards, who work behind the scenes in conjunction with the ruling powers.

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