Black Spring. By Alison Croggon. A fantasy reworking of Wuthering Heights which interweaves wizard lore and vendetta with Emily Bronte’s. Inspired by the gothic classic Wuthering Heights, this stunning new fantasy from the author of the Books of Pellinor is a fiercely romantic tale of betrayal. Black Spring. author: Alison Croggon. In a savage land sustained by wizardry and ruled by vendetta, Lina is the enchanting but willful daughter of a village lord.

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Ugh, I didn’t believe in Damek’s love for Lina at all. It was Wuthering Heights.

All in all, I wasn’t impressed… Lina was the only interesting character, the worldbuilding was weird, and the romance on Damek’s part wasn’t believable. I was fairly ambivalent for alkson while but Oh, mama mia, mama mia! Once Hammel’s boring part was over and Anna began her tale, my interest was peaked.

Book Review: Black Spring by Alison Croggon « Read Alert | State Library of Victoria

Croggon’s writing another book nearly alisonn me weep. I found her a joy and relief after the passions of my other characters. Fans of the Gothic genre.

Now that is how you marry a classic to a totally different sprong. Perhaps it was the misty tors, the fact that it rained every day, my morning walks past damp sheep, the constantly changing colours of the hills: Damek—mad with love for Lina—attempts to murder Masko, then vanishes for several years.

There is a loop hole, but rarely anybody used it as you might as well take a sprinh. It’s a shame, because Croggon is a wonderful writer and the bit of her world she builds is fascinating. Why aren’t I doing that?


BLACK SPRING by Alison Croggon | Kirkus Reviews

I don’t know if I can look at the front cover again- this book, whilst I was reading it, was far from scary and also, amazingly good with the simple, yet unique style of writing, yet the after taste of it is curious, and I am left in a confused state of what I just read. As a retelling, it’s obvious and it maintains the integrity of the original. It captures the wild be I made a little collage for this book that I posted to instagram: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Black Spring is not a book filled with likeable characters who appeal to the reader. I was supposed to be writing poetry, but instead, guiltily, I pulled out Black Spring. To ask other readers questions about Black Springplease sign up. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Aug 27, Pages Young Adult Buy.

Maybe we all do Talk about subverting Milton’s trope! First as a retelling of Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights is a metaphysical novel, what some call Visionary Fiction.

The setting is apparently the same as the original, both in time and place, except for one thing: Looking for More Great Reads? Damek and Lina are the major tragedy of this story.

I’ve always wanted to write a retelling, but never been brave enough and after reading Black Spring, I am even more fearful. Hardcoverpages. I am too easy, I know. A dog bite forces Hammel to stay overnight.

Alison Croggon’s best addition is adding a more obvious feminist text, as witch Lina struggles with the men in her life seeking to possess her or end her. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. I didn’t love this book nearly as much as I expected to.


The Wizard Ezra, he is one powerful dude you do not want to mess with. FINALLY a retelling of Wuthering Heights that 1 retains the integrity of the original material by being written in the same general tone, style and atmosphere of Wuthering Heights without the author’s feeling it necessary to turn heathcliff into a rock star or some such nonsense. There is not Hareton.

Croggon keeps the device of having a stranger visit the North, and then having a servant of the house relay its sad history to him. Inspired by Your Browsing History. The setting is a histor Knowing this was a tribute to Wuthering Heights going in, I knew it was going to be dark, depressing, and tragic.

The Story of my Book: Black Spring by Alison Croggon

I have around five unfinished works on my computer, some quite substantial. Mar 25, Beth Bonini rated it really liked it Shelves: I have to say that I was rather thrown by this novel. Anna is a woman out of time.