Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Review: Wind Warrior by Cynthia Roberts + Trailer

Book Description:

Leslie Michaels is a visionary, and only those close to her know of her special gift and the visions that come when her mind and body surrender to sleep. Fate has a way of righting many wrongs, and for Leslie it is a destiny that changes her life dramatically. But not before she is forced to flee into the wilderness to escape a murderous trapper bent on claiming her for his very own. Faith and a strong will to survive are her only companions, until she encounters Winnokin, the handsome Seneca war chief who first came to her in her dreams. Not only does he prove to be her rescuer and protector, he teaches her that tragedy can breed happiness and the passion to live and love deeply once again.

Wind Warrior plunges readers into the intimate depths of a relationship that unfolds like a live drama before their eyes while painting an insightful and intriguing portrait of Native Indian life in the 1800s. It is a story of longing, of a wanton need to survive all odds, and a love so strong it conquers human evil. Wind Warrior expresses with cunning words the simple, raw human emotions that hold readers spellbound and captivate their hearts.

Source: Cynthia Roberts (Thanks!)

My Thoughts:

This is the first non-YA book that I’m gonna be reviewing here in my blog. It has a paranormal element which caught my interest. It’s been a long time since I read historical fiction, so I was glad when I got this in the mail!

Pain, suffering, grief and danger combine and lash at Leslie and prove to be a part of a bigger plan where she plays a role. The visions claim that she’s supposed to walk the path before her, the one leading her out of Hollow Pass and into a world that’s so much different from hers. The amount of hardship she’s gone through was enough to make someone break down a hundred times. This illuminates the essence of strength and hope in the trials of life. Two different people meet and connect through a phenomenon, tying their lives and hearts together as they start a mission bestowed upon them by a Supreme being, overcoming all obstacles.

Cynthia Roberts writes incredibly with attention to detail. Her lines were pulsing with so much life. It wasn’t plain. Expressive and poetic at times while still grasping that aged style that exists in historical fiction, her lines create such vivid imagery that injects life into the story. The characters mirrored the time and the culture well. The plot was colored with a wide range of emotions that were startlingly savage and violent at times and burning and passionate at others. I found myself unable to put it down.

Wind Warrior has this Pocahontas vibe for me, with the characters switched races. With a culture that is connected with nature and intensely faithful to the Great spirit, this novel is a breath of fresh air, a break from the modern lit that lets readers catch a glimpse and experience a life untainted by the modern negativity that surrounds us and a life that revolves around challenges and longing.


There's a newly made trailer for Wind Warrior. Watch this:


  1. Hey! I wanted to let you know I've given your blog an award over at mine.

  2. Thanks for the awesome review! Cynthia Roberts is a wonderful lady and I can't wait for my copy of Wind Warrior to arrive!

  3. Great review! I've been hearing about this one, because it looks awesome despite being non-YA. And it certainly sounds like it lives up to expetations! Thanks. :D