Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Rowena Through the Wall / Review

I loved this book. No really. I’m not much into time travel stories (sometimes just too unbelievable) but I couldn’t put this one down. The main character; Rowena is a plucky, witty, smart veterinarian who has a strong inner compass and a healthy cynicism of all things that are too good to be true. She left her fiancé, because she saw him kicking a cat across the road. Done with him, didn’t need that! With a voice that rings true, she grabs a hold of this story and doesn’t let go until its conclusion.

A veterinarian in Arizonia, Rowena starts seeing strange men dressed as warriors, who appear and then disappear by walking through walls. Soon, each night when she sleeps she finds herself transported to a society, under a curse, that no female babies would ever be born again. With no females, a society dies out. Rowena’s mother escaped the land, prior to the curse and now her daughter Rowena carries both the bloodline and the hope for survival. The warrior men have searched for her hoping she was “fertile” enough to save their society.

Initially because she thinks this is all just a complicated and sometimes delicious dream, there are some great lines and situations in this story as Rowena is passed from one warring group to another. “Oh well, why not? It’s just a dream” she thinks as she lets herself get abducted once again.

"Rowena's daughter…" the second rider said darkly. "Can that
"It might be a trick," the other said.
"Silence!" The old man dismounted stiffly and came forward.
"It can't be. Look at her. Just look at her. She's Rowena through
and through. Where did you come from, child?"
I nearly said Kansas, but that would be just too wicked.
"Scottsdale, Sir" I said politely. "In Arizona."

It starts to slowly dawn on her that this is not just a dream and she begins to take control of her destiny in the fantasy world. To watch her take over her personal reins by dealing with warrior men from a long ago era using modern standards is just delightful. Filled with plenty of fun, action, and a main character that takes no prisoners, Rowena Through the Wall is an exciting romp through a fantasy world that will leave you completely and utterly satisfied.

Highly Recommended by Reviewer: Wendy Thomas, Allbooks Reviews. www.allbooksreviewint.com
Title: Rowena Through the Wall
Author: Melodie Campbell
Publisher: pre pub
For more info; www.imajinbooks.ca

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