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Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
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The Bell at Sealey Head by Patricia A. McKillip
The Bell at Sealey Head

Beth Gould, December 11, 2013

Excellent, but a little disappointing.
The mystery is intriguing and the writing in this book is beautiful. For instance:
"The cook, a massive mangel-wurzel of a woman, stirred with one hand and dabbed her tears and apron into the other. She had a long braid of gray-brown hair and expressive hazelnut eyes, which at the moment, were red and wellling over and salting the brine." (A mangel-wurzel is a type of root vegetable.)
Most of the characters are believable, but the villain's motivations kind of come out of nowhere. I wasn't expecting that from McKillip. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, for example, doesn't have that problem.

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