Parchment Poll – August 2016

Here I am again with my second Parchment Poll of 2016…
The Dark Citadel by Jane Dougherty If you want something different to read, buy this. If you love Celtic symbols and arch types, you’ll love this story. I even discovered a few Norse myths creeping in as well! Although Dougherty writes about arch types in her monsters and angels, nothing about her writing is stereotypical.
Brilliant prose – will re-read
The Nutmeg of Consolation by Patrick O’Brian Continuing on from The Thirteen Gun Salute, this story also leaves the reader on another cliff-hanger! Full of action and intrigue from the high seas to the prison colonies in Australia, the observations of flora and fauna are fascinating.
The Subtle Fiend by Jane Dougherty This is the second book in The Green Woman Series. It’s dark but full of hope. Terrible things happen but the main characters survive…
Brilliant poetry – will re-read
Blue Moon by Claudia Messelodi A bi-lingual poetry collection! Not only does Claudia write about blue moons, the blood moon makes several appearances too. Her writing is fecund and passionate. When The Clouds Dance by Sharmishtha Basu Proverbial without being preachy. This collection is easy to read and is one that you can dip and and out of. Refreshing and inspiring. Versions of the Self by Christy Birmingham This is a poet being honest and unpretentious. Challenging but not disturbing. Inspiring even in the sorrowful verses.
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Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?
© Freya Pickard 2016
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2 Comments on “Parchment Poll – August 2016”

  1. Libby Says:

    I haven’t read any of the above but will check some of them out. I have just finished reading Jeff Wheeler’s ‘Covenant of Muirwood’ trilogy and thoroughly recommend it.

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