Following in the footsteps of great fantasy, sci-fi writers such as Mercedes Lackey and Anne McCaffrey, McCray does it again with her newest YA Fantasy “7 Folds of Winter.” Lucky for us this is first in a series because this is a great book. Immediately you are drawn into this story to the point where you don’t dare put it down because you just know when you do the hero is going to be sacrificed. It’s written in a way to suck you into the drama and into the world the author is creating.
McCray has a way of bringing you into the story without the long, drawn out scene descriptions that other authors use. She’s all about action. She winds the scene around the hero and his compatriots without you being aware she’s done it. This, to me, brings me into the story allowing me to see through the characters eyes, which also means that when I leave the story, I’m afraid it’s going to change because I’m not there moving them forward or protecting the hero from harm.
I have read several of Carolyn McCray’s books and every one is a page turner and this is certainly no exception. I’m proud to call Carolyn a friend and know that someday I’m going to be able to look back and say “I knew her when” because she, and her works of art, are going to be famous. This is a definite 5 star, must read book.
Reviewed by Sue Owen