Rowan is the sole survivor when his entire family is struck down by the plague. Alone and grief-stricken, Rowan ekes out a living by playing music on his button box in the small towns and villages of Prosper. He lives and travels in his family's old caravan, half starved and in despair. One day, he finds he has competition: a young man playing a violin. Rather than make an adversary, Rowan suggests they travel and play together, but he regrets his offer when he finds out that Samik is from the Tarzine Lands, beyond the volcanoes, and is being pursued by a vengeful warlord. And that's not all. Samik also claims to have the Sight – and what he sees (and hears) is Rowan's dead sister, Ettie. As they travel from town to town, they form an uneasy alliance, which gradually evolves into a friendship that will be tested to its limits when Samik is captured.
|Publisher:||Orca Book Publishers|
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|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Holly Bennett is the editor-in-chief of Today's Parent Special Editions and the author of The Warrior's Daughter, Shapeshifter and the Bonemender series. Before becoming a writer and editor, Holly was a researcher for Aboriginal organizations and a youth employment counselor. Born in Montreal, Holly now lives in Peterborough, Ontario, with her family.
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Redwing based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
***Spoilers***This was a very good quick read. I loved the characters and the little adventures they went on. I only wish that this was waayy longer....maybe even a series. I wanted to hear more about the characters and spend more time with them. Samik's attitude and Rowan's serious, mysterious nature made for some pretty funny dialogue. I was laughing through out the whole book. And the whole thing with Samik liking Rowan and wanting to kiss him....that would have been fine but I just wish Bennett talked about it more....besides the one time. It didnt really go any where.Some of the reviews said they thought it was for a younger audience...but I have to disagree. There is quite a bit of cussing and some scenes too mature for younger kids. I miss Rowan and Samik...wish I could read more about them. But I liked it and I am glad it is in my library. I will defiantly be reading Bennett's other novels.Favorite Quote: "Crapped myself," Aydin said, "All the way down to my boots."
Redwing was an okay read. It was a little difficult to get into, but I pushed through. I really enjoyed the story and the characters, but there simply needed to be more. I felt like the ending was rushed, and it shouldn't have been. Redwing could have been much longer and filled with way more details. Yes, it was a good book. But it could use just a bit more of ... everything.
Redwing has very good bones, but no meat. Bennett could have given more detail about everything, from what Rowan and Samik looked liked, to the two countries they were from. The story also felt a bit disjointed.
I found it difficult to initially get into this book. Once I was able to get into the book it had some good ideas and characters. I think the plot and the descriptions needed more, but I also think that it was more because the books target was for a much younger reader. I did note that on the book it said tween. I loved the cover of the book. Overall I'm not disappointed that I read Redwing. I would recommend it for a much younger reader.