My Friday Recommended Read
River of Destiny
My 5***** Review
In River of Destiny Barbara Erskine has cleverly combined stories from three very different time frames:
In Anglo-Saxon Suffolk, we watch as the sword known as Destiny Maker is forged in a land riddled with mistrust and ancient superstition. In nineteenth century Suffolk, local blacksmith Daniel Smith is helpless as Lady Emily Crosby, in her quest for an heir, begins her deadly game of sexual dominance. In modern day Suffolk Zoe, Ken and Leo are disturbed by events seemingly out of their control, and yet as the evil which haunts them threatens to spoil the very fabric of their life, we start to understand the power of ancient magic.
Barbara Erskine never disappoints her readers. Her ability to weave written magic is present in every word, and the consummate ease with which she threads together all the pieces of the mystery makes for compelling reading.
It's a real treat to get new Barbara Erskine novel. I know that time will stand still, and I won't be able to do much else but read on to the end of the novel - she really is that good !