Black Spring by Alison Croggon audiobook

Black Spring

By Alison Croggon
Read by Kim Hicks

Blackstone Publishing 9780763660093

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781482924305

  • ISBN: 9781482924299

  • ISBN: 9781482924312

  • ISBN: 9781482944280

Runtime: 7.86 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Inspired by the gothic classic Wuthering Heights, this stunning new fantasy from the author of the Books of Pellinor is a fiercely romantic tale of betrayal and vengeance.

In a savage land sustained by wizardry and ruled by vendetta, Lina is the enchanting but willful daughter of a village lord. She and her childhood companion, Damek, have grown up privileged and spoiled, and they’re devoted to each other to the point of obsession. But Lina’s violet eyes betray her for a witch, and witches are not tolerated in her brutally patriarchal society. Her rank protects her from persecution, but it cannot protect her from tragedy and heartbreak. An innocent visitor stands witness to the devastation that ensues as destructive longing unleashes Lina’s wrath—and with it her forbidden power. Whether drawn by the romantic, the magical, or the gothic, listeners will be irresistibly compelled by the passion of this tragic tale.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Cleaving to the sensibility of the original, this love letter to Wuthering Heights is for fans of genuine Victorian Gothic…Brontë devotees will swoon. For those who take their romance tumultuous and doomed.” Kirkus Reviews
“Croggon returns with an homage to Wuthering  Heights, trading the English moors of the original for the remote northern wilds of Elbasa, a land of powerful wizards and strict rules concerning vendetta…In language and pitch, the pastiche is spot on.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Alison Croggon

Author Bio: Alison Croggon

Alison Croggon writes in many genres, including criticism, theater, and prose. She is also the author of the acclaimed young-adult fantasy quartet, the Books of Pellinor. The first volume, The Gift, was nominated in two categories at the 2002 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Speculative Fiction and named one of the Notable Books of 2003 by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. The US edition, The Naming, was judged a Top Ten Teen Read of 2005 by the editors of Amazon.com. In 2009 she was named Geraldine Pascall Critic of the Year for her theater criticism. She is a prizewinning poet, described by the Australian Book Review as “one of the most powerful lyric poets writing today.”

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 7.86
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English