Thursday, November 15, 2012

Review for EXILED: Winter's Curse

The Saga Continues and It's Just as Good, 
 By Rochelle Weber

 Winter's Curse picks up where Autumn's Peril left off. Like The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Caleath reads as though Ms. Skinner wrote the whole story as one long book. Yet, each volume can stand on its own. There is enough exposition and back-story in each book so a person can catch up on what went before without bogging down the action of the current story. That is a sign of masterful storytelling.

 In addition to the cast of characters we met in Book One, new people appear in Winter's Curse to join the fray, or to detour Caleath, Gwilt and Nasith from their quest. They prepare for the battle against the Tarak, but they also encounter new challenges and face a few other battles along the way, while we explore more of the incredible world Ms. Skinner has created for us. 

Series writing is not easy. The second book is not always as good as the first. In this case, it is. I look forward to reading the next installment, and I encourage you to join me.



Edith Parzefall said...

Congrats, Rosalie! Great review and well deserved. Makes me want to start reading the series all over again. And quite likely I'll do just that when all The Chronicles of Caleath are released.

Rosalie Skinner said...

Hi Edith,
That's wonderful. Imagine beginning at the start again... I guess I will do that when it comes to going through the books in preparation for printing.
Hopefully print books will be available soon!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations! I have the first book on my iPad and hope to start the series soon. So many good books these days!

Rosalie Skinner said...

Hi Alex...The list of good books waiting to be read grows each day. All we need is more hours, reading hours, in each day.
Then of course, we need more writing hours too.
Perhaps we are asking too much?