Rosi's Castle by Edward Eaton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rosi’s Castle (Book One)
What a delightful fantasy series this is! Combining contemporary insight and input (the author has a marvelous grasp of his adolescent characters-and the adults as well) with historical data that is accurately and vividly rendered, the series engrossed this reviewer (I can’t wait to read Book Three!) and found its place on my shelf of re-reads.
Rosi (pronounced “Ro-see,” not the usual “Rozee”) is fifteen, and convinced that her dad did not suffer fatality when his plane went missing. However, after six months, the attorney insists on the Reading of the Will, and without explanation, she is packed off to New Richmond, New Hampshire, to live with an uncle she doesn’t know, “to make things right” (according to the Will). Well, making things right means more than staying with an unknown uncle in an actual “Castle,” making new friends, and discovering life is almost (quite literally) magical. It also means training as a Guardian, one who oversees the tears in Time. It’s not easy seeing what others don’t (multiple time eras all layered together), but it’s even more difficult traveling through time oneself, unexpectedly and unavoidably.
I can’t recommend this series highly enough! Even higher middle-grade students will love it, as well as high-school grades (and even us oldsters too!)
View all my reviews