"a splendid debut!"
Gordath Wood is just a splendid book! It begins
with jumpers (horses that are trained to handle courses
with hurdles) and the people who train and care for them.
When Lynn Romano decides to ride the prized horse,
Dungiven, home through the Gordath Wood instead of loading
him into the trailer; the decision changes her life. She
finds herself in a kind of medieval land where the two
lords, Tharp and Terrick war over the Red Gate Bridge and
the right to control something uncontrollable.
Gordath Wood has opened and closed at will since the last
Guardian left. It controls the passage from the Now we
know to the Then, a land of knights, swords and horses.
Lynn has all she can do to keep her head on her shoulders.
She is followed into the woods by one of her protégés Kate;
who also gets lost and ends up in a camp of the Terrick
army while Lynn is captured by one of Tharp's men.
Meanwhile, Joe, Lynn's stable hand and lover, tries his
best to see what is happening to the Woods he knows and how
to find Lynn and Kate. The horse's owner, Mrs. Hunt is no
help at all and seems not to care about the outcome of her
best stallion and trainer.
This book is full of plots, magics, love and mysteries. It
is a good read and for a first novel, is excellent.
Congratulations to the author and I hope to read more from
Reviewed by Nancy Eriksen
Posted December 19, 2008