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Christine Hinwood Þ 8 Free download Read & download º eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Þ Christine Hinwood Characters Bloodflower An intense story of love loss and turmoil in the aftermath of war A first novel by a uniuely talented authorVivid compassionate and totally absorbing Bloodflower follows the fortunes of young Cam Attling and all those whose fates entwine with his Cam has a hunger an always hunger; it drives him from hom. 5 stars for uality 3 stars for personal enjoymentThe Returning isn t a book I would normally choose to read because a I try to avoid historical fiction as much as I can and b as a former literature student I ve read my fair share of literary fiction and unless it was written by Coetzee I have no desire to read any in the next five years or so Historical literary usually means I d rather eat dirt thank you very much However this isn t just any book Aside from being a Printz Honor it was blurbed by both Megan Whalen Turner and Melina Marchetta Here s what they wrote I loved this novel I cried through the whole last chapter from the sheer beauty of these characters and their world Melina Marchetta author of Jellicoe Road Printz Medal winner A beautiful examination of the complexities of love and loyalty in the aftermath of war Megan Whalen Turner author ot The Thief Newberry Honor winnerObviously with words like that these two could persuade me to read a math textbook and actually enjoy it And I did enjoy The Returning for the most part The beauty of its prose the skillfully crafted web in which so many characters were entangled the extraordinary use of language outdated to enhance the historical feel but slightly alien to match the non existent land all those things were even better than I expected And yet Hinwood didn t uite reach me on an emotional level not like an author endorsed by Marchetta and Turner should haveThe residents of Kayforl in Downlads are living a uiet hardworking life Several years earlier six healthy men marched to war against the Uplanders but only young Cam Attling who looks suspiciously like an Uplander himself returned Their former enemy is now their new Lord and nobody failed to notice how highly Cam Attling speaks of him Cam Attling hasn t really been welcomed back by anyone but his family and his best friend Ban who is hopelessly in love with him He s lost an arm in the war and he suffers from survivor s guilt but he is unable to settle down His betrothal to young Graceful Fenister was broken by her father and Cam feels useless and unaccepted even by Ban Ban is struggling with his feelings for Cam and his responsibility towards his large family He is worried that his brothers are right and that Cam really is a bad influence but he is unable to stay away As Cam leaves Kayforl for the second time he causes pain and heartbreak than he could ever have imagined The Returning clearly isn t for everyone it reuires a lot of patience and it has to be read slowly carefully to truly appreciate all the layers the beauty and the heartbreak it has to offer I m very glad I decided to read it and I might even reread it at some point I m convinced it will be even better the second time A copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher via Netgalley for review purposesAlso posted at The Nocturnal Library

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Christine Hinwood Þ 8 Free download Read & download º eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Þ Christine Hinwood Characters Bloodflower E to war from north to south When he returns from war alone all his fellow soldiers slain suspicion swirls around him He's damaged in body and soul yet he rides a fine horse and speaks well of his foes What has he witnessed Where does his true allegiance lie How will life unfold for his little sister hi. Although the average rating of 325 stars strongly indicated Beware this book is not for everyone I never would have guessed that I might be one of those unlucky specimen the book prefers not to talk to My conviction which even resulted in my ordering the book in spite of my friend Arlene s offer to include me in her book tour that Bloodflower and I would be very compatible had been sustained by several powerful factorsA The cover is so very beautiful but in a different way than some suspicion arousing young adult covers that have no connection to plot or characters whatsoever The richly patterend red cloth in the background and that strong callused and sexily dirty arm encased in leather armor which clearly belongs to Cam the young main character recently returned from a war made me want to own exactly this edition and not the pastel colored one by the other publisherB Melina Marchetta one of the authors whose work I adore and who does not throw around blurbs and praise and advertisment about all her peers or tour mates work like it has become the custom among young adult novelists wrote I can t tell you how much I loved this novel I cried through the whole last chapter from the sheer beauty of these characters and their world which made me want to go on reading until the end so I could wring out my tear ducts in the same way that she did since in my experience life like and likable characters are the main ingredient in the majority of those books which made me love them I wanted to love the book and the world and I even glimpsed the shadows of the characters ability to become endearing to the reader in the very first chapter The first word which comes to mind when I think about Cam and his family and how they treat each other is tenderness Cam s small sister Pin who usually does not allow her family members to cuddle and pet her isn t shy at all around her big brother whom she barely knows and who everybody keeps his or her difference from since he returned from the war without his right arm and without all the other men from the village Her unconditional adoration and love is unspeakably cute Yet The point of view switches soon from the Attlings to Cam s betrothed Graceling the twelve years old daughter of the ruthless Fenister family and from there to a young boy whose dog is shot by a farmer and then to Cam s best friend Ban who is secretly in love with Cam or maybe only lusts after him and then to I forgot because it changed so often and so spontaneously At first I hoped the story would lead me uickly back into Cam s or Pin s mind but after a while I gradually lost interest and became rather bored althoughC The subject of the book is such an important and interesting one It shows in detail how war affects and changes both the soldiers who went out to fight and the families who stayed and hoped and went on with their daily lives as well as possible Cam has lost his arm and gained a war horse His lower limb count lowers his worth on the marriage market and the long standing betrothal is revoked Nobody understands why he wants to avoid talking about the various ways the other villagers died during the six years long war Thus when the pestering about Uncle X and Sweetheart Y remains unsuccessful resentful suspicions make the round How did Cam manage to stay alive when everybody else did not Graceful had thought the only uncertain things about her future were the day of her death and the number of her children but suddenly she does not even know any whom she will marry Graceful s greedy father uses the war and the new overlord s taste for fine silk as an excuse to push his property s boundaries into the woods the home of a nomad tribe and the game they live on Acton has become an war orphan and his dog turns into a farmer s nuisance whose nerves wear so thin that he finally pulls the trigger I have stopped reading after 75 pages and I will never find out whether the end would have moved me to tears or not But I do not really care A story with characters as wonderful as Marchetta s would never had failed to keep my attention Therefore in my opinion Bloodflower must be lacking in aspects that do matter But do not be disheartened It might be just me and not the book I am positive that Melina Marchetta s falling in love with it happened on grounds that might work for others too PS I am giving away my copy If you are interested inform me via comment on this review or on my profile until October 8th 2011 I will let an internet program pick a winner randomly Arctic Labyrinth of his foes What has he witnessed Where does his true allegiance lie How will life unfold for his little sister hi. 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Christine Hinwood Þ 8 Free download Read & download º eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Þ Christine Hinwood Characters Bloodflower S closest friend his betrothed his community and even the enemy Lord who maimed himWith extraordinary insight and literary skill Hinwood weaves their stories to create a tale of romance adventure and everyday life in croft and manor house and castle Her style is uniue Her characters will hijack your hea. I tend to be cynical about promotional blurbs on a book cover I see enough of them to start noticing when a circle of writer friends gets caught in the endless let me blurb your book cycle But this book caught my attention because it had blurbs from Melina Marchetta and Megan Whalen Turner two of my favorite YA authorsand two who don t blurb every other book that shows up on the new shelf It s sort of an odd duck of a book It follows Cam Attling who survived a war but lost his arm as he tries to settle into his old lifeand failing at that goes off to seek a new one That could be a fairly simple story but Hinwood chooses to tell this one in an unusual way from multiple points of view There s Pin Cam s younger sister Graceful Fenister his betrothed Gyaar the Uplander lord who cut off Cam s arm but spared his life and so onI love books that ask the uestion what happens when the war is over and I have a lot of patience for narrative tricks so you might think this book was perfect for me Not uite I found it very readable I went through it on one sitting on a sunny Sunday afternoon but I never became emotionally engaged in the lives of these characters Marchetta s work offers a good contrast here her books reliably leave me in tears by their ends I think I was distanced from the story partly because I wasn t sure what to make of the backstory and worldbuilding here Cam is the survivor of a war between the Uplanders and the Downlanders The Downlanders are vaguely based on pre industrial European cultures and the the Uplanders vaguely based on East Asian cultures I suspect mostly Japan Neither of the cultures felt entirely authentic to me but that was especially true of the Uplanders and I am so so tired of people co opting Asian cultural details to do lazy worldbuilding Anyway an interesting effort but not something I feel like I can strongly recommend


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    Bloodflower E–pub Free 5 stars for uality 3 stars for personal enjoymentThe Returning isn't a book I would normally choose to read because a I try to avoid historic

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    Bloodflower E–pub Free Originally posted hereI ordered a copy of The Returning by Christine Hinwood because it's blurbed by two of my favorite authors Megan Whalen Turner and Melina Marchetta Of course I had to read it It also recently received the Printz Honor Plus both the premise and the cover looked intriguing The writing is certainly different from anything that I've ever read I'm not even sure what genre The Returning falls under I feel like it's a mix of

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    Bloodflower E–pub Free Review originally posted hereI did something with The Returning by Christine Hinwood that I never do with debut novels I preodered it Why? Well if you look at the back of the US hardcover you will find uotes by two authors who prais

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    Bloodflower E–pub Free Christine Hinwood Þ 8 Free download I tend to be cynical about promotional blurbs on a book cover; I see enough of them to start noticing when a circle of writer friends gets caught in the endless let me blurb your book cycle But this book caught my attention because it had blurbs from Melina Marchetta and Megan Whalen Turner two of my favorite YA authorsand two who don't blurb every other book that shows up on the new shelf It's sort of an odd duck of a

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    Read & download º eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Þ Christine Hinwood Bloodflower E–pub Free This series of loose poetic vignettes covers a span of years after Cam Attling comes home from war the only survivor of those from his village Though he tries to re accustom himself to his old life he can't he has to find out why he survived While Cam goes back North to Dorn Lannet and Lord Ryuu the enemy who spared his life his family friends and entire village change in unexpected waysThis book is just bea

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  • Hardcover
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  • Bloodflower
  • Christine Hinwood
  • English
  • 03 April 2019
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