"This book is truly enchanting and kept me enthralled throughout ..."
Wintertide is a fascinating fantasy where Sorcerers
with dark hearts as raid after raid destroy small
unsuspecting towns until one fateful day a child is born.
child that will help bring hope again to the people and
rein in the darkness that these Sorcerers serve.
Khamsin is this child and she is raised in the shelter
of the old healer Tanta Bronya. Teaching and nurturing
Khamsin into her true nature and destiny, Bronya reveals
the time will come around her 18th birthday when an
assignation will be made and her true destiny will lay
Khamsin knows she is unique as the villagers are very
wary of her presence and ultimately blame her for the raid
that takes place around her 18th birthday, killing her few
friends and husband. The only reason Khamsin lives
the raid is because a very kind man, known as a tinker
comes to her rescue. A tinker she had previously met and
shared a meal with at her home before he wander off to
another village with his wares.
The raid marks a significant turn in Khamsin's life as
she now embraces her power and divination powers to find
the path she is to follow. Scared and confused by the
events passed she does not enter her new journey alone.
tinker, a man who stirs up never felt before feelings,
joins her and helps get her settled in the next village.
is there she will meet a wizard who will help her to
embrace and enhance her powers. But it is through these
teachings that her ultimate destiny is revealed. She must
find and claim the orb to decide its fate, as that will
ultimately determine the fate of the people of this
Ms. Sinclair writes a fascinating story that could
almost be fairy tale like in nature as we watch our
grow up, struggle, and ultimately blossom under amazing
circumstances. This book is truly enchanting and kept me
enthralled throughout the book determined to get to the
next page and what would happen next. I also enjoy a book
that has animals as a secondary character and Nixa;
Khamsin's cat was very appealing and appropriate to the
story. I was surprised how fast this book reads but
relieved when I realized I have the next book, The
Accidental Goddess to follow it.
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted November 2, 2006