Blacklands by Belinda Bauer

I rarely abandon a novel once I have started reading it, but six months ago I did just that with Blacklands by Belinda Bauer. I am happy I gave it a second chance. Plot Steven’s family (mother, younger brother, and … Continue reading

Monasteries and Maps

As a teenager I enjoyed Ellis Peters’ medieval monastery novels featuring Friar Cadfael. The novels take place in England in the 12th century and they show how important the environment is. The monastery, its dark passageways, and tower rooms as … Continue reading