What the critics say about A Winter's Tale…
" Stunning fantasy by a rising YA novelist."
" A sequel to Sobat's first novel...A
Winter's Tale can stand alone....[Sobat's]
expansive vocabulary is refreshing and the book's intriguing ending
is so innovative that it encourages readers to gather more clues from
the novel - and read it again."
" Using language rich in dialect and mystic words and phrases, Sobat
weaves italicized segments and poetry into her prose delineating
art" in mystical sequences. The skillfully detailed descriptions
of Hinterlund's landscape and culture and the powerful imagery
provide a strong foundation around which the plot revolves....Targeted
at older readers, A Winter's Tale should
engage fans of the genre and have them look forward to Sobat's
final volume of Ingamald's journey."
" It is very rare to see such beautiful and poetic prose in books
for adolescents. Her choice of diction and use of accents adds
flavour to her
novel, allowing the reader to truly feel as if they have been
transported back to a distant world still filled with magic. Yet, A
Tale is very much a modern story, reflecting the struggles
each of us might
have over the meaning of right and wrong."