Sunday, March 20, 2011
The Winter Ghosts, Kate Mosse
Mosse does an excellent job of setting the stage for the events in this book. The sense of place is very strong. I felt the wind and the snow, I could picture vividly the small village, the woods, the cave. Freddie himself is a well-developed character, Fabrissa less so...but then, the story isn't really about Fabrissa. It is about acknowledging what has been lost, recognizing the injustice of death, and then moving forward. Fabrissa and the others couldn't move forward until someone knew what had happened to them, and by leading the world to discover the cave where she died, Freddie finds his own peace as well. This slim volume is an easy, enjoyable read.