"Very creative and colorful high fantasy"
To the people of the Headland of Slaughter, there is
nothing more important than The Tree. The villagers of
this small-secluded hamlet make their living through the
bounty of the sea and are dependent upon the Tree to keep
the fisherfolk safe. The Woodsinger is the villager who
communicates with the tree through the bavins it grows
enabling her to guide the fisherfolk on the water.
The nominal sovereign of the village is the king who
lives in Smithcourt, but the townsfolk are so isolated from
the mainstream of society, they barely know the king is
dead and the throne vacant. Duke Coren and his men come to
the village, ostensibly to trade goods, but in reality to
kidnap a set of twins from the village and take them to
Smithcourt where they are to play a key role in the Duke's
plan to become the monarch. Alana Woodsinger and others
from the village are determined to get the children back no
matter what price they have to pay.
SEASON OF SACRIFICE is a very creative and colorful
high fantasy novel that has enough action and drama it to
keep readers from ever getting bored. The characters,
especially the kidnapped children, are so endearing that
they make a place for themselves in the reader's heart.
Mindy L. Klasky proves she is a super-talented author.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 2, 2001