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Winter Rose (Winter Rose, #1) The winner of the World Fantasy Award and author of The Book of Atrix Wolfe presents her newest novel a tale both enchanting and exciting and anxiously awaited by her legion of fans One of the best stylists writing fantasy today Locus. Free Read [ Winter Rose (Winter Rose, #1) ] author [ Patricia A. McKillip ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. Winter Rose is Patricia McKillip s take on the Tam Lin folktale It veers from the standard legend pretty dramatically An attractive young man, Corbet Lynn, moves to the medievalish village of Rois and Laurel Melior, two sisters Rois our narrator likes to wander around outdoors barefoot, heedless of propriety Laurel is theproper sister, with a fiance who loves her Somehow Corbet, who seems to be struggling with some kind of fami...

  2. I love Patricia McKillip s writing That bald statement doesn t do the depth of my feeling justice, but there it lies She turns the simplest statement into poetry, creating exquisite images that shimmer before the mind s eye long after the book has been closed she imbues the whole world with magic, drawing forth colors unimaginable from the stark black text on a white page.It is possible that Winter Rose is her best book Where normally her prose creates just the slightest distance, separating I love Patricia McKillip s writing That bald statement doesn t do the depth of my feeling justice, but there it lies She turns the simplest statement into poetry, creating exquisite images that shimmer before the mind s eye long after the book has been closed she imbues the whole world with magic, drawing forth colors unimaginable from the stark black text on a white page.It is possible that Winter Rose is her best book Where normally her prose creates just the slightest distance, separating the reader from the actions described, the prose in Winter Rose is immediate, urgent, driving Where normally her characters are just a little bit of a cipher, subject to motivations just the tiniest bit outside human ken, here her characters are warmly, achingly human And where normally I finish one of her novels awed and melancholy and delighted, I finished Winter Rose wa...

  3. 3 stars solely for the quality of McKillip s writing evocative, lyrical, full of beautiful imagery Sort of a combination of Marillier s style, which is vivid, always filled with otherworldly and draws inspiration from folklore, and McKinley s which is heavy on psychedelic trips her heroines have to go through to evolve and grow.Winter Rose is an in...

  4. I ve actually reviewed this here before, and in fact read it twice before I wanted to give it another go, because I ve been reading a couple of other Tam Lin based stories The Perilous Gard An Earthly Knight just starting Pamela Dean s Tam Lin and because I want to read the sequel to this, Solstice Wood And because I m stubborn as heck and I didn t get it , and I don t like that feeling.Well, I still didn t really get it, though I wascontent to go with the dreamlike logic and just I ve actually reviewed this here before, and in fact read it twice before I wanted to give it another go, because I ve been reading a couple of other Tam Lin based stories The Perilous Gard An Earthly Knight just starting Pamela Dean s Tam Lin and because I want to read the sequel to this, Solstice Wood And because I m stubborn as heck and I didn t get it , and I don t like that feeling.Well, I still didn t rea...

  5. When I first read this, it was the first book I d read by McKillip and I really didn t appreciate it I thought the words were lovely, but the substance was all over the place everything had dream logic, and sometimes I couldn t hold onto that logic and follow it through or I d come to totally wrong conclusions that I don t think McKillip intended at all But I expected this time to be different I ve come to really love McKillip s work, in general, and to enjoy and follow the lyricism, the i When I first read this, it was the first book I d read by McKillip and I really didn t appreciate it I thought the words were lovely, but the substance was all over the place everything had dream logic, and sometimes I couldn t hold onto that logic and follo...

  6. I love the evocative writing where dream and reality blend and are impossible to tell apart This part was great, as was the hidden magic underneath the surface What I liked less was way the story dragged out It s pretty clear from early on that this is going to be a type of Tam Lin retelling The heroine, Rois wanders out in the night a few too many times looking for Corbert, the mysterious and obviously enchanted cursed neighbor It got to be IMO too repetitive It would have been better to I love the evocative writing where dream and reality blend and are impossible to tell apart This part was great, as was the hidden magic...

  7. Ms McKillip is one of my favorite authors Her prose is simply beautiful and magical Loved this broken fairy tale

  8. This book offered me everything I most certainly did not expect to get I am not sure what I did anticipate but definitely not this Yes, I signed up for an enchanting fairy tale about magic, light or dark, about otherworldly creatures, bizarre or wonderful, about the never bending love or maybe not and I received something entirely different, somethingcomplex and mysterious than that I was offered an exquisitely written tale about need, loss and life And I came to love the path I did no This book offered me everything I most certainly did not expect to get I am not sure what I did anticipate but definitely not this Yes, I signed up for an enchanting fairy tale about magic, light or dark, about otherworldly creatures, bizarre or wonderful, about the never bending love or maybe not and I received something entirely different, somethingcomplex and mysterious than that I was offered an exquisitely written tale about need, loss and life And I came to love the path I did not plan to follow Oh, I loved the journey so much Decades back, a son killed his father and subsequently, got cursed from the words carried by his father s last breath Now, decades later, the son of the cursed man returns to the small village, the place his father fled after his c...

  9. Winter Rose is written in a very lyrical style, but on reflection, not much really seems to happen I quite enjoyed the style, but in the end, I can t really think of much substance to it It was a bit Goblin Market esque, I suppose, with the two sisters, and one pining away, and the other doing all she could to make things better And of course, there was the story of Tam Lin But I got a bit confused with who was related to who and how at one point I thought Corbet s father was also Rois Winter Rose is written in a very lyrical style, but on reflection, not much really seems to happen I quite enjoyed the style, but in the end, I can t really think of much substance to it It was a bi...

  10. I intended to write this review yesterday, before the book club that was going to discuss it in the evening But it didn t matter how many times I opened this page, I just sat there, unable to think of the words I wanted to say about this book I d liked it well enough, but damned if I could think of a single thing to say.Note The rest of this review has been withheld due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can r I intended to write this review yesterday, before the book club that was going to discuss it in the evening But it didn t matter how many times I opened this page, I just sat there, unable to think of the words I wanted to say about this book I d liked it well enough, but dam...