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- Michael Shaw
Rowan of the Wood is the type of book that makes you want to sit down and read it over and over again. It's full of lush imagery, strong character development, and the beauty of traditional and original Celtic myth...Reading Rowan of the Wood with my children led us all to want to further explore the world of Celtic myth and magic, and we're waiting in anticipation for the release of the next book in this series in October!
- L. Allen (via Amazon)
"Rowan of the Wood is the hybrid book which the fantasy genre has been sorely lacking. It successfully manages to bridge the gap between the world of Harry Potter, Twilight, and Celtic lore. In the beginning Cullen's story seems eerily reminiscent to Harry Potter due to the similarities of both being mistreated orphans, but that is where the similarities end. The authors bring you fully into each of the characters worlds using beautiful imagery and in-depth character development, each character is so charming it is hard to pick a favorite. I even found myself rooting at times for the evil Fiana! Each characters story is totally captivating but none loses interest when their worlds meet, instead the plot intensifies and draws the reader further in. The twist ending leaves the reader waiting with baited breath for the next installment of this series.
Rowan of the Wood does not disappoint."
- Jennifer Tidd (via Amazon)
"I totally enjoyed the tale of Rowan and his lost love. I adored Cullen, and his family reminded me of Roald Dahl's Matilda. It was wonderfully written -- I can see why my son favors it over Harry Potter. Mind you, he is a bit of a Druid at heart! I'm so happy I waited until now to read it, because I won't have long to wait for the sequel :O)"
- HayleyJoanne Kenwright
"I thought it was terrific! I almost read it straight through but had to stop to get some much needed sleep. At the end I wanted to read more....Your books are sure to be family favorites. I am glad that I got to meet you both before you become famous and less accessible...Thanks a bunch for being you and expressing yourselves so well in your first book."
- Ellie Hayes
"I just finished reading Rowan of the Wood. My husband and I purchased your book at the Florence Renaissance Faire. When I began reading I knew that I would not want the book to end. What an adventure! I am 62 years old and I enjoyed every word of it. I cannot wait until the next book is written. Thanks for sharing your imagination with the world. Huzzah!! "
- Joy Daly
"Rowan of the Wood was an incredibly wonderful book to read. I just got it last weekend at Middlefaire and it is so amazing, the summary on the back doesn't do it justice. I sincerely wish you two all the happiness and success in the world. Though it has a nasty habit of torturing the reader, it certainly kept me turning the pages. This is BY FAR one of my most favorite books of all time...Thank you so much for writing it, it has been a true gift to read."
- Elise Mesnard, artist
"I was sucked into Cullen, Rowan, and Fiana's varying worlds and couldn't stop reading until they all collided!"
- Catherine Somerlot, graphic artist (read entire testimonial on GoodReads)
"...truly excellent story, a really good read, with just about everything a book could need; the romance, unrequited love, and suffering on all levels, and from all characters, really builds into a very good story..."
- Angela Hooper, editor
"It takes the passion of human emotion and translates it to the printed page."
- Wendy W, singer
"...engrossing and enthralling..."
- Sara Visser, carpenter
"...excellent & well written. The descriptions are vivid and makes you feel the story. I couldn't put it down..."
- Jayme Massingil, mother
"I read it in two days! When will the sequel be out? I can't wait to see what happens next..."
- Rose Wiederkehr, age 12
"...an exciting fantasy that includes time travel, magic, love and adventure. I think it would really appeal to high school readers."
- Kathy Wendling, librarian
"I got your book when I was at the convention in Texas and it was superb, I couldn't put it down and I can't wait for the next."
- James Zigler, fantasy fan