Ok, maybe I had too much expectation from a book for children, but I had read enthusiastic reviews. Actually it is a good book. For children.
I read this sweet and heart touching novel very quickly since the author was so good to catch me in Michael's world. I loved all characters, in particular Mina, the Blake's references and quotes, and the fact that we are not told what and who exactly Skellig is....Continua
"We thought of Persephone for a while in silence. I imagined her struggling her way towards us. She squeezed through black tunnels. She took wrong turnings, banged her head against the rocks. Sometimes she gave up in despair and she just lay weeping in the pitch darkness. But she struggled on. She waded through icy underground stream. She fought through bedrock and clay and iron ore and coal, through fossils of ancient creatures, the skeletons of dinosaurs, the buried remains of ancient cities. She burrowed past the tangled roots of great trees. She was torn and bleeding but she kept telling herself to move onward and upward. She told herself that soon she'd see the light of the sun again and feel the warmth of the world again."...Continua