It had been a long time since I’d picked Watership Down, and when I read it — I may have been 11 or 12 — a lot of that particular book went over my head. I never actually finished it. I forget why. Nonetheless I had fond memories of reading it.
So when I saw Season of Crows by Prix Gautney, it immediately piqued my interest. And unlike the former, I finished this book, and rather quickly by my standards. Season of Crows doesn’t dwell a ton on lore and backstory, but doesn’t avoid it. It’s well woven into the narrative. The opening sequences sealed the deal, and I was delighted with each new character introduction, though at times I was almost dizzy with how many there were.
All the conversations and scenes flowed with a kind ease that pulled me through the pages. The world felt believable, comfortable, and had that tinge of “dang, I wish I wrote this”. There’s action, peril, and even a bit of innocent romance.
I’m glad there are other books in this series… looking forward to adding another to my TBR list.