Friday, November 5, 2010

The Unhewn Stone by Wendy Laharnar

Thanks for posting on my blog Wendy. I thought anyone dropping by would like to know more about The Unhewn Stone that Museitup will be releasing in 2011.
I loved reading The Gauntlet by  Ronald Welch  and found Wendy's books took me back to those halcyon days. Time travel is always a great start for a story. Wendy's first hand knowledge of the location and depth of interest in the subject combine to form the backbone of this story. William Tell is a major character but his legend is told from a new and delightful perspective. The hero of the tale will captivate readers with his quest.
I am not the sort of person who cries during a movie, and when reading it takes a good story to jolt me out of editing mode. So when I found tears welling in my eyes, only a few pages into this story I realised Wendy's writing has a magic of its own. I won't tell you how or why my emotions were struck but I will say that again at the ending I felt Wendy had achieved a certain kind of magic to complete her tale with such finesse.
The excitement and thrill of time travel, the use of modern knowledge to solve age old problems without disrupting history and the growth and development of the main character make this a terrific story for any age.
I  will be lining up for a signed copy when it is released in August.


Wendy said...

Wow, Rosalie! How lovely. Your warmth and support for Stefan's story gave me goosebumps. I'm so fortunate to have you, such a talent writer, in my corner. Thank you.

Barbara Ehrentreu said...

Oh no!!! I am in such trouble, because I want to read this one too.:) Great review, Wendy!!!

Anita Davison said...

What an intriguing review, it made me want to buy the book and yet you didn't give much of the plot or characters away. The Unhewn Stone has just jumped to the top of my TBR list!

Wendy said...

Hi Lionmother and Anita,
I'm so glad Rosalie's enthusiasm for my book has rubbed off on you. She makes me want to read it too. :)
I can't wait for her Caleath series and I'll certainly be watching out for your 'If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor', Barbara and for Anita's 'The Maze'.

AnneMarie Brear said...

What a lovely review, Rosalie!
Congratulations Wendy, can't wait to read this book.