Book Title: Rotherweird
Series: Rotherweird (#1)
Author: Andrew Caldecott
Goodreads Link: Click here
Release Date: 6/4/19
Star Rating: – Quirky & mysterious
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
In Elizabethan times, a group of children were found to have strange abilities. The queen decided the best way to deal with them was to round them all up and have them sent to the town of Rotherweird. A place with no maps, and no history. They would remain there for centuries, without any connection to the outside world. In a sense, banished. Now, in the present day, two outsiders have been allowed to live in the town.
First, a mysterious millionaire that seems to already have more information about the town of Rotherweird than anyone has a right to.
Second, a history teacher who has been ordered not to teach any facts older than 100 years to the town residents. And whats more, forbidden, under any circumstances, to look into the town’s history.
Obviously, there is a lot going on here. The book is not all fog and mystery though. It also has a great deal of charm and humor. The town’s inhabitants are understandably a quirky bunch of people. It seems like it would be a nice little English town to settle down in, if they would let you. But there is more going on behind the scenes and quite a bit of magic flowing through the area.
If you like strange, mysterious fantasy, this is the book for you. It does have a little bit of a learning curve. I wasn’t paying close enough attention at first and got kind of lost among all the characters. So be sure you concentrate on the first few chapters. I enjoyed the book, and will probably be looking up more books in the series.
Song for this book: Past Lives – Borns