A Blindefellows Chronicle by Auriel Roe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a very fine read that follows a few friends through the years, beginning and remaining mostly at the Blindefellows school and ending on a very personal note at the end.
It's rather charming, through and through. :)
I frankly found the characters a hoot and the evolving nature of the private school, its history and how it changes through the years, a character in itself. It was great to see the students rebel in order to get heat and better food. :) I loved the problem of the sheep and the eventual solution. It's also one hell of a cool tale when it comes to drawing out the feel of the times and how it affected everything in the school, from allowing women to work or later to even attend, to how the school makes its money, to the blossoming of a wonderfully restored institution. :)
This is where the other characters really get their own say, too, fully intertwined and interlinked.
It's a light tale, and just as the title says, it's a Chronicle. A passage through time. Quite delightful, cleverly written, and just plain fun. :)
Thanks goes to the author for a copy of this fine and heartwarming novel.
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