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  • Posted November 20, 2008

    Rowan of the Wood

    Rowan of the Wood is a terrific book which rivals the Harry Potter series! Its magical quality is reminiscent of classic fairy tales. Did you know that Albert Einstein said, "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be even more intelligent, read them more fairy tales!" I almost read it straight through but had to stop to get some much needed sleep. At the end of the book, the next day I wished to read more. I am looking forward with great anticipation to the other books in the series which are sure to become family favorites. I beg to differ in the recommended age categories suggested by other readers. The youngest age of nine or ten may be correct but I am in my sixties and thoroughly enjoyed it! My two-year-old grandson, Rowan, is sure to delight in the story when he gets to be old enough.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2008

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    I really enjoyed reading ROWAN OF THE WOOD. It is the first in a series and I can't wait for the next one to come out. <BR/><BR/>It starts with two Celtic wizards, Rowan and Fiana, on their wedding day. They have been waiting for this day for many years. Once they are married their power will double. Just as they have been declared married, a band of Christian invaders attacks the ceremony. Fiana manages to escape to the otherworld but Rowan, through magic, seals himself in his wand. <BR/><BR/>Now we go to modern day. Cullen is a foster child living in Northern California among the Redwood trees. He has survived losing his family and is now living in an abusive foster home. What he loves most are the Redwoods which are behind his house and his fantasy books, especially The Hobbit, which had belonged to his father. <BR/><BR/>In one horrific scene his foster father makes him burn all of his fantasy novels. That one scene was very hard to read. <BR/><BR/>Well, Cullen then finds a strange sort of wooden wand and out comes Rowan. He had been trapped there for over a thousand years. But he and Cullen are one person. Rowan can only come out when Cullen is scared or threatened. <BR/><BR/>Fiana has also returned, but she came back a hundred years after the incident. She has been looking for Rowan for thousands of years. In order to stay young and beautiful she has made a deal with dark magic - and she has turned evil! <BR/><BR/>All of this makes a fantastic and believable read. The love that doesn't really die between Rowan and Fiana is powerful. The loneliness of Cullen and his love of doing what is right is wondrous. I loved this book and anyone who loves fantasy will love it, too. <BR/><BR/>The authors have gotten this one right and I highly recommend it.

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  • Posted October 28, 2008

    Couldn't put this book down!

    I was sucked into Cullen, Rowan, and Fiana's varying worlds and couldn't stop reading until they all collided! This is an exciting novel by debut authors Christine & Ethan Rose...they've created characters that are strikingly vivid and a plot that draws the reader into a world much like our own, yet not our own. I can actually see Cullen walking through the majestic Redwood forest...Rowan and Fiana hand-in-hand among the standing stones in Caledonia...the many amusing cats scattered about Raimund's woodland cottage. Lovers of fantasy must give this a read because they will truly enjoy it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2011


    Pulls you in to a story of magic and enchantments. Makes you follow the maze of twists and turns expertly placed through out the story.

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  • Posted March 4, 2009

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    A great new series for fans of J.K. Rawling, Michael Scott, Garth Nix

    This book was suprisingly fantastic. It was very hard to put down. I was thrilled when it didn't come to an end with this book. Four more books to come. I highly reccomend to Teens and Adults alike.

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