Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Spirited Away By Cindy Miles Reviewed by Katherine Senack

Spirited Away by Cindy Miles was a book that I found very interesting and couldn't put down. One of the main characters, Tristan De Barre, is a renowned knight named Dragonhawk from 1292. Who was trained by his foster father, Erik de Sabre. Dragonhawk and his fourteen knights were cursed by Erik because he blamed the knights for the death of his only son. They wind up living in their home with their caretaker Jameson, whose ancestors have been watching over Dreadmoor and the knights for Seven Centuries.
During a bad storm, a tree at Dreadmoor is knocked over revealing a sack of swords and human bones.Tristan sends for an archaeologist because hi is intrigued by these bones. Doctor Andrea Monroe is selected to go. When she arrives at Dreadmoor she doesn't realize Tristan is the famous Dragonhawk that she's been obsessing over, sines she first heard about the disappearance of the Dragon hawk and his knights. Andrea, aka Andi is supposed to stay there for the summer and complete the dig on her own. After she learns Tristan's secret, she is caught up in solving the mysteries behind Dreadmoor Castle.

The way Tristan and his knights talk takes some getting used too, but it's not so hard to understand that your just completely lost. The knights used medieval slang and some unfamiliar words. I liked how the author stayed historically accurate, as far as I could tell. I thought how she wrote the characters was well put together.They weren't perfect characters that were flawless, each character she wrote about had flaws and weren't all the same. I really enjoyed the book and on a scale from 1-5 Cups of Joe. I'd give this book a 5 Cups of Joe.