Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Time Took to Read: 2 days
Cover Rating: 4/5
Character Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Overall Rating: 4/5
I really LOVED this book... Though some of it was kind of disturbing... It showed what life could have been like back in the 900's. I always loved Donna Jo Napoli, she has an amazing ability to transport you to the time and place that she is writing about... I thought that the plot was wonderful... You were never quite sure what was going to happen, and when it did happen you were sometimes so shocked that it was actually happening... You thought that somehow things would change... but often it did not... I LOVED the characters because they were very believable... The main character actually started off as quite a week one, but she grew which was important... Even though it took time... LOVED this book!! I highly recommend it... Though it is not for those who like books where everything goes to plan, and where nothing bad befalls the characters..
I'm pulled into water. Up to my knees. Now my thighs. Waves lap at my belly. Deeper. I yank against the hand on my elbow. The man's fingers dig into me. They cut. Long fingernails. Claws. Deeper.
I won't be able to swim with my hands tied behind my back. I kick at him, but the water slows me and my tunic gets caught in my legs. I fall and swallow salt water and choke on this gag in my mouth.
I will die in a peasant's tunic. If anyone finds my body, they won't even know who I am. If Mother and Father live still, they will never know what became of me. I see nothing inside this blindfold; I strangle inside this gag.
(please do not read more of the plot... I think it gives to much away... and what ever you do, DO NOT read the summary!!)