- By Paula Johanson

Tower In The Crooked Wood: A Novel

  • Title: Tower In The Crooked Wood: A Novel
  • Author: Paula Johanson
  • ISBN: 9780978205218
  • Page: 288
  • Format: None
  • Tower In The Crooked Wood A Novel Jenia is magically transported from her island tribe to become a slave under vicious rule but only for a day and a night Jenia leaves her home to find the location of the Tower to try to free the dyin

    Jenia is magically transported from her island tribe to become a slave under vicious rule but only for a day and a night Jenia leaves her home to find the location of the Tower to try to free the dying slaves and comes across a village with a culture very different from her own.

    1 thought on “Tower In The Crooked Wood: A Novel

    1. Review reprinted from NeoOpsis Magazine, 2009Tower in the Crooked Wood is an oddly compelling read. No car chases, no massed armies of Orcs attacking the citadel, no spaceships crashing into suns, and yet I found it a difficult story to put down. It's not as if each chapter ends with a cliffÐhanger; but I would nevertheless find myself continuing on to the next page just to, you know, finish the thought. And certainly not to read all of the rest of the next chapter. But somehow suddenly it's fo [...]

    2. This review first appeared in The Peterbrough Examiner on Augusst 15, 2009:Female-lead fantasy for young people By URSULA PFLUG, SPECIAL TO THE EXAMINER Paula Johanson's Tower in the Crooked Wood joins many recent Canadian fantasies for younger readers, including Peterborough native Holly Bennett's Bonemender Trilogy, Carrie Mac's Triskelia Trilogy, and the novels of Eileen Kernaghan, including Wild Talent, recently reviewed in these pages. Johanson lives in Victoria and has previously published [...]

    3. A very cool idea--the evil wizard Krummholz is stealing people from their beds and forcing them to build a tower. Jenia, now awake, seeks to find his tower in the real world. Jenia is nicely competent and as an arborist has an affinity with trees. The book was a touch heavy on world-building in a few chapters, but built to a satisfying conclusion.

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