Bitten by Books just released their review for Book 3 and 4 of the Rowan of the Wood fantasy series, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Special thanks to Lori who has reviewed all four books so far. Although she didn’t like the third book, Fire of the Fey, as much, I’m quite grateful she kept reading the series…especially because she loved the fourth book Power of the Zephyr! I’m looking forward to her thoughts on the fifth and final book, Spirit of the Otherworld.
Here’s what she has to say about Power of the Zephyr…(excerpt)
This fourth book in the Rowan of the Woods series is every bit as delightful as the first two books. Filled with magic, excitement and even zombies, this is a fast-paced and exciting page- turner. I must admit that I was a little worried as to where the series was going as it seemed to have taken a wrong turn in book three, but Ethan and Christine Rose have definitely found their way back to the highway with Power of the Zephyr.
Lori gave Power of the Zephyr FOUR STARS! Sweet!
In fact, I’m glad for her two-star rating for Fire of the Fey because then her four- and five-star ratings mean so much more. I know she’s not just being nice; she’s being honest. Book three is interesting. We’ve had some readers say it was their FAVORITE of the first three, and then we’ve had others say they didn’t quite get it or, like Lori said, it felt too disjointed. Fire of the Fey has become an important bridge between the first two and last two books. It gives more in depth conflict in some of the characters, and it’s the last book in which we visit the past throughout, a pattern established in the first book. Books 4 and 5 stay mostly in the present with the only visit to the past happening at the very beginning. This makes for a more cohesive storyline. Besides, you know all the characters so well now, there is no need for more background.
A few years ago, Lori reviewed both Rowan of the Wood and Witch on the Water, books 1 & 2, respectively. Rowan of the Wood earned a four-star rating from Lori, and Witch on the Water got a whopping FIVE STARS!
Thank you so much, Lori. I can’t wait to read your review on the conclusion.