- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 345 KB
- Print Length: 26 pages
- Publisher: Sue Kendrick (19 Nov. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AAIKQ38
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,117,913 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Inbetween Kindle Edition
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A perfect tale to be read aloud by firelight at the turning of the year.
Sue Kendrick has brought to life a mythical world of folklore and magic, blending together a story with elements from a time when Christianity was new in the land. The slightly stilted language lacks an easy flow but this is in keeping with the style of the genre. The characters, Arwyn, Eadric and Dormath have a strong back story holding them together, making the plot believable and not without a twist or two. A mid-winter tale, set 'inbetween' the death of the old year and the birth of the new, the death of the old ways and the birth of the new. You can feel the cold, experience the return of warmth and shiver with Arwyn as she foretells what will be.
On first reading, I found this story difficult to resonate with. However, as the style of the telling, reminiscent of so many of folklore tales from centuries ago, wove its web I began to enjoy the experience. Sue Kendrick has walked a tightrope between turgid text from Victorian times and modern idiom, sometimes falling off, but always regaining her balance. Not in the league of Tolkein but not as heavy going as Malory, she turns out a well-rounded tale that is a positive contribution to modern fairy tales.
I enjoyed the story and its almost lilting style. I would have liked a stronger ending - to me it felt as though it just stopped - but that's a personal preference. On the whole, it was very nicely done.
That I was about to forget the wild wind from the mountains and the sound of the Welsh rain bashing
against the windows.
But as I became more and more absorbed in reading 'In Between', The world outside was lost to me.
I was totally absorbed in what I was reading.
The story itself, whilst short, manages to combine all the elements of a good fireside tale. There is conflict between old and new religions, drawing on the magic of folklore with just enough resolution to leave me satified yet still fire my imagination into wanting more.
A magical little morsel that begs to be read by an open log fire on a winter cold winter's eve.
I was left disappointed at the end of my first reading because it felt incomplete and there was so much I wanted to know. However, when I read it again, I could see it was intentional. It left me musing for many hours.
I agree with other reviewers -it should be read out loud.
A great read
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