Black Spring
Black Spring
Black Spring
Alison Croggon
Inspired by the gothic classic Wuthering Heights, this stunning new fantasy from the author of the Books of Pellinor is a fiercely romantic tale of betrayal and vengeance.In a savage land sustained by wizardry and ruled by vendetta, Lina is the enchanting but willful daughter of a village lord. She and her childhood companion, Damek, have grown up privileged and spoiled, and they’re devoted to each other to the point of obsession. But Lina’s violet eyes betray her for a witch, and witches are not tolerated in a brutally patriarchal society. Her rank protects her from persecution, but it cannot protect her from tragedy and heartbreak. An innocent visitor stands witness to the devastation that ensues as destructive longing unleashes Lina’s wrath, and with it her forbidden power. Whether drawn by the romantic, the magical, or the gothic, readers will be irresistibly compelled by the passion of this tragic tale.

Book Details

Genre: 

  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction

Age Level: 

  • Mature Young Adult
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Told from different point of views, Black Spring is a tale of death, love, and magic.  The story is an adaptation of Wuthering Heights.  Hammel moves into a home owned by a man named Damek. Damek is not at all who Hammel was expecting, and, when Hammel returns to his house, he is told Damek's history by his housekeeper Anna.

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Black Spring was inspired by the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Alison Croggon adds an Eastern European flavor to the setting and a fantasy twist to the classic tale of a passionate obsession. Set in the savage northern plateau in a region known as the Black Country, the story centers on the unhappy lives of Lina Kadar and a boy called Damek. Lina is the daughter of the wealthy Lord Kadar, a relation of the king. Her mother, who came from a family of powerful wizards and was cursed for marrying outside of her clan, died giving birth to Lina.

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