Thursday, March 3, 2011

Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood

I love to be astounded by a sentence. A word. A name. Meredith Ann Pierce's novel Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood astonishes me on each page. The story's ink is vivid with magic and pulls the reader into the soul of Brown Hannah, a girl whose sprig-filled hair holds more living secrets than she herself knows. After rebelling against the magician who has held her captive since her first memory, Hannah sets out to uncover her hidden past. Her only companions are a cranky magpie, three foxlets, and a black fox that is truly a knight, or perhaps a knight that is truly a fox. Read the story and find out!


  1. I love books like that. The best are the ones that you want to linger on every word, yet they are exciting enough that you keep wanting to turn the pages, too. :) I'll put this one on my to-be-read list!

    I've also just been thinking about you and your book that's out on submissions. I am very excited for you, and I hope all is going well!

  2. Thanks! I love checking out your book reviews, too. It's like raiding a virtual chocolate box!

  3. Very nice description of this book in a small space. Mind if I quote the first 40 words or so on a website I'm working on? I'll of course attribute to you and link back to this page.