From a reader...

 

 

Stephen Drew, author of Into the Thin, has obviously fallen in love with Millicent McTeer as much as I have. His Amazon review of her tale is humbling and gratifying to her author.

To read any book is an experience in relationship with the story and characters, with the author’s voice. Often, it’s a matter of simply reading, absorbing, turning pages, then reflecting on what’s been offered. Sometimes, though, there’s more. There are characters framed in such a way that I fall in love with them, storytelling that compels me to turn pages, a narrative voice that pulls me onto those pages, and that allows reading them to become the high point of the day. I then come to a place where I begin reading more slowly as the book becomes thin in the right hand, and I realize this has to end soon. Such was my relationship with this book. Whatever could be left but to reread?

Henry Mitchell’s tale brings me to some of my favorite places, through portals, folds of time (and no time), through love and fear, wonder and longing. There is a Celtic mysticism working here, where the soul of the land itself has its place, its own character. There is a deep morality, yet not heavy-handed, and there is goodness revealed even in dark places...a reminder that all belongs.

This book has a warmth of voice, one authentic to the region in which its story unfolds, yet it is discreet and easy to move through as it serves the story so well. This beautifully crafted volume will prove to be the high point of many a readers’ day.  -Stephen Drew

 

henrymitchellbooks.com

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