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ISBN:0763660094
Author: Alison Croggon
ISBN13: 978-0763660093
Title: Black Spring
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Language: English
Category: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publisher: Candlewick (August 27, 2013)
Pages: 288

Black Spring by Alison Croggon



Home Alison Croggon Black Spring. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23. After the last long winter, I needed to get as far away from the city as I possibly could. Then I remembered my boyhood fascination with the wild men of the Black Mountains and the grim romantic landscapes of the North. Perhaps I could find what I needed in my own country. I made inquiries and at last, through a relative of a friend of mine, secured the lease of a house in Elbasa, a hamlet in the center of the northern plains.

Alison Croggon's b I was sold on BLACK SPRING quite quickly. Her latest Pellinor book, The Bone Queen, was a 2016 Aurealis Awards Best Young Adult Book finalist. Other fantasy titles include Black Spring (shortlisted for the Young People's Writing Award in the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards) and The River and the Book, winner of the Wilderness Society's prize for Environmental Writing for Children. She is a prize-winning poet and theatre critic,, and has released seven collections of poems.

About book: Although it was yet early in the year, it was an unpleasant journey: the heat was excessive, and a storm was building. On the final day of my journey, bruise-colored clouds began to pile in the sky, and the air became ever closer and more sultry, so that the sweat trickled down my back underneath my corset. To make matters worse, I was tormented by midges that swarmed in hosts out of the grasses and which bit any exposed skin. Both the carter and myself were anxious to arrive in Elbasa before the storm broke over our heads.

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Jun 17, 2013 – Croggon (the Pellinor series) returns with an homage to Wuthering Heights, trading the English moors of the original for the remote northern wilds of Elbasa, a land of powerful wizards and strict rules concerning vendetta.

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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.

ALISON CROGGON 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. When I started writing Black Spring, it had been several years since I had read Wuthering Heights. I wanted to write a book that paid tribute to Bront but had its own autonomy and freedom as a story. I find that freedom in fantasy: it allows me to make my own world, with its own metaphors and laws. It was this book that sparked the world alive for me.

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.
Reviews: 7
Llathidan
The Pellinor series by Alison Croggon is my most favorite story ever, so I was so excited about reading this book. I was very disappointed. It's a bit TOO much like Wuthering Heights, to the point that the storyline was predictable. Also, the first 70 pages or so were very dull. I'm glad I stuck with it because Anna's POV was somewhat interesting. Other than that, I wish I never purchased the book. It's not something I will read again or even recommend to anyone unless they are diehard Wuthering Heights fans. I'll definitely give her other books a try though. Hopefully I will like them as much as Pellinor!
Rleyistr
I was really disappointed by this book. I loved Croggon's "Pellinor" series (great world building, interesting plot, awesome characters), so I had high hopes for this book, and it paled in comparison to her previous works. I felt that the world building in this book was rather weak, and the addition of magic seemed half-hearted and unnecessary. There was no real explanation of the magic, and the story could have been essentially the same without it. As written, the magical aspect felt like it was just thrown in without much planning or development.
It was also difficult not to unfavorably compare the book to Wuthering Heights. The story is clearly heavily based one Bronte's novel, which the author makes no secret of. Interpretations of famous works can often be interesting and good, but Croggon didn't make the story different enough for the reader to not come away feeling like it was basically Wuthering Heights fan fiction. I'll definitely still read whatever Croggon publishes next based on the merits of the Pellinor books, but I was extremely disappointed with this book.
watchman
I love good rewrites of classics and this did not fail to make me happy. I absolutely fell in love with Alison Croggon's Pellinor series as they came out, so I was pretty excited for this. In my opinion, this book is not quite as good as the Pellinor series, but it definitely kept me reading. The heartbreak and despair of Wuthering Heights is perfectly captured in this book. The aspects of the society in this book were very interesting and sad, to be honest, and were very nicely done. The writing is eloquent and lovely. I will read this book again the future.
Jieylau
This book was really gripping. I couldn't put it down until I finished it. Now I need to read the rest of Alison's works.
Rayli
Well written.... and I enjoyed the gift series's more
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This young adult novel was inspired by ‘Wuthering Heights’, so I approached it with great caution. On the one hand, I wanted to see how Ms Croggon’s story would develop. On the other hand, ‘Wuthering Heights’ is my favourite novel, and I am deeply wary of other authors encroaching on any of its territory.

I was pleasantly surprised. On both counts. While I could recognise aspects of ‘Wuthering Heights’ in the structure of the story, and in similarity of characters and in echoes of language throughout the novel, ‘Black Spring’ has its own tale of betrayal and vengeance. Magic, rather than family, defines the world. The land that Lina and Damek inhabit is a bleak land, full of superstition, suspicion and watchfulness, ruled by wizards and the harsh, strict rules of vendetta. The narrators are Anna (Lina’s maid) and Hammel (a traveller to the magical north).

‘Vendetta is a black vine, a parasite that fruits only graves.’

Lina has the violet eyes that mark her as a witch, she is only protected from persecution by her rank. But her position is no defence against tragedy, can provide her no security against heartbreak. A tragic heroine, with some similarities to Cathy Earnshaw. And Damek? He is no Heathcliff. And yet, he is like Heathcliff in some ways.

I found that I enjoyed reading this novel better if I didn’t compare it to ‘Wuthering Heights’. The story has its own gothic, romantic, tragic trajectory.

‘I shall never complain of the tedium of the city again.’

Jennifer Cameron-Smith
Delirium
If you are looking for a dark read for a cold winter night, BLACK SPRING may be the choice for you. This novel borrows from both dark gothic tales and fantasy.

The tale spins from three perspectives: Hammel’s, Anna’s, and Lina’s. Hammel is a traveler to this story land, and his style is very formal and high. This style does remind me very much of the nineteenth-century novels from which BLACK SPRING is supposed to take a bow, and beginning this way may be daunting to the audience for which the author says this book was intended. Anna is Lina’s maid and friend; her style is simpler but still shows considerable education for one “in service” of her time. Lina is a willful young woman prone to fits of anger. She has violet eyes, which, in this story world, indicate that she is a witch. But even Lina is uncertain whether or not she does or doesn’t have powers. Her style is right on target for a young, educated woman of her time and place.

These characters are linked by another character, Damek. Damek and Lina are in love, but they cannot reveal their feelings openly. Sometimes it seems like this is romantic love; sometimes it seems like the love of siblings. Lina is expected to marry a fat, old, homely man she detests.

Hammel, in his travels, ends up spending the night in a home where Lina apparently once lived. An old man lives there with a younger woman named Lina; readers learn more about this Lina later.
There are some rather brutal scenes in this novel; it is not for the extremely sensitive. However, those who want some thrills on a winter night will like this novel.

Overall verdict: Four stars. Once readers get past Hammel’s stuffiness, this is a very intriguing read.