Black Spring

Black Spring

eBook - 2013
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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 and vengeance. In a savage land sustained by wizardry and ruled by vendetta, Lina is the enchanting but willful daughter of a village lord. She and her childhood companion, Damek, have grown up privileged and spoiled, and they're devoted to each other to the point of obsession. But Lina's violet eyes betray her for a witch, and witches are not tolerated in a brutally patriarchal society. Her rank protects her from persecution, but it cannot protect her from tragedy and heartbreak. An innocent visitor stands witness to the devastation that ensues as destructive longing unleashes Lina's wrath, and with it her forbidden power. Whether drawn by the romantic, the magical, or the gothic, readers will be irresistibly compelled by the passion of this tragic tale.
Publisher: Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780763667085
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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GhostWriter221b
Feb 09, 2015

Black Spring is another of Croggon's masterpieces, with a riveting plot and macabre elements. Damek and Lina will break your heart, bash it with a sledgehammer, drown it in your own tears, shatter it, and then piece it back together before drenching it with acid. A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED read.

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UnwrittenMadness
Jun 23, 2015

Born with unmistakably violet eyes that mark Lina as a witch, this story follows the lives of those close to her, and the struggles they undergo in a brutal society that is slowly withering under a vendetta.

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