Story Rating: *****
Cover Rating: B
This is an old favorite of mine, which I’ve reread a dozen times. The story is riveting, gripping, and presents larger-than-life yet truly realistic characters. Anyone who has read my reviews knows that I value believable, detailed characters with flaws that make them human – and this book creates those beloved characters better than most I’ve read.
The story itself is set in two time periods, and Flagg allows for an easy transition from one to the other. The book has a realistic set in the old south, which offers a look at that time period. It also presents adventure, mystery, intrigue, heartache, joy, and a thousand other emotions in one easy-to-read telling.
The cover is eye-catching and presents a fairly accurate depiction of what reads should expect to find within it’s pages.