Intriguing story of a lost girl swept down-river and the adventures she has when she struggles out on to dry land. A bit stilted at one point, but a really good tale nonetheless. Enjoyable.
When Abren becomes conscious of her surroundings she is struggling to get out of the flooded river Severn with her only possession, a beautifully embroidered cloth, clutched in her arms. What is she doing in the water, who is she, where can she go? And so begins the unfolding of a story, that snakes and turns like the river itself, surprising the reader on every level. A wonderful magical fantasy of a story that follows the journey of a girl’s life over many centuries and across huge terrain. Pauline Fisk is a marvellous story teller whose canvas is huge and whose delving into mythology makes for astounding reading. Praise for Sabrina Fludde: ‘Anclent and modern worlds are cleverly entwined in a multi-layered novel packed with big writing and even bigger ideas’ Guardian A magical, dreamy fantasy that takes hold if you and, like the river, carries you along in its powerful current’ Financial Times (Pick of the Month)