Whistling Tor is a place of secrets, a mysterious, wooded hill housing the crumbling fortress of a chieftain whose name is spoken throughout the district in tones of revulsion and bitterness. A curse lies over Anluan's family and his people; those woods hold a perilous force whose every whisper... show more
Whistling Tor is a place of secrets, a mysterious, wooded hill housing the crumbling fortress of a chieftain whose name is spoken throughout the district in tones of revulsion and bitterness. A curse lies over Anluan's family and his people; those woods hold a perilous force whose every whisper threatens doom. For young scribe Caitrin it is a safe haven. This place where nobody else is prepared to go seems exactly what she needs, for Caitrin is fleeing her own demons. As Caitrin comes to know Anluan and his home in more depth she realizes that it is only through her love and determination that the curse can be broken and Anluan and his people set free.
Publish date: 2009-11-03
Publisher: Roc Hardcover
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, Fairy Tales
As one comes to expect with Marillier's writing, you are immediately drawn into this novel. The writing is beautiful, albeit too verbose at times, and atmospheric. You have no doubt regarding Anluan's family curse and the consequences of the curse overall. You come to see Caitrin and a number of the...
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This tale is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast in its darker, Gothic incarnation. Although I’m not a fan of dark fantasy, I liked this novel. The protagonist Catrin is a young scribe, on the run from her greedy, abusive relatives. Her mindless flight brings her to Whistling Tor, an enchanted castl...
I never wanted this novel to end. I love the characters and emotions, and it touched me very, very much.
This was the best version of Beauty and the Beast I've ever read. This is the sort of book that leaves me sad that it's over.The main character, Caitrin, was trained as a scribe by her father, although that is widely considered a man's profession by most. She is fleeing her abusive fiance and his mo...
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