vivianne crystal

Historical Novel Society: The Wounded Hawk

the-wounded-hawk-us-editionIn Douglass’s fantasy novel, characters are driven by angels and demons who frequently shape-shift in order to escape detection and destruction.

Sara Douglass depicts the treachery, intrigue, and brutality of Richard’s court and that of his opponents in France.

Douglass’s perspective is drawn partly from history, and substantially from her own imagination. If the reader can keep the multiple characters straight and is accepting of this alternate history, The Wounded Hawk is an intriguing tale.

©2005 Viviane Crystal / Historical Novel Society. This review originally appeared in HNR Issue 33 magazine in August 2005.
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