What book are you currently reading?
I am in the middle of book five of the Wayfarer Redemption series. I adore these books by Sara Douglass. She has a talent for weaving words in a believable and fascinating way. I love all the characters that she presents in the book, for they all have virtues and faults. She opens the minds of all her players in the story, both hero and villain and in many cases she demonstrates the path that made each person such.
She embraces the world in which her characters dance and illustrates the intrinsic beauty all around. Throughout her books, losses open the doors to new discoveries and the series demonstrates the themes of life, death and rebirth in a clear and believable way. Though the writing in the book, the language itself, is reminiscent of earlier times in our history, one can not help but wonder where the books take place because to see what she has described would be nothing less than magic.
Fantasy is a wonderful word to describe her books, but I am not sure it is enough. I am not sure that there is a single word that could define the realm that Ms. Douglass has created in this series, nor in her series The Troy Game. Over the course of the last five years, I have read all the books in the Wayfarer Redemption series, but I am currently reading the whole series back to back and will move on to the next series I have in my collection that she wrote when I am finished.
She is a master at the craft of writing, and I can only hope that someday I am able to touch her skill in the faintest way.
If you have not read this series, I highly recommend it.