Plain Kate lives in a time afraid of magic. She has a gift for carving 'lucky' wooden-charms. Known as Witch-Blade, her unusual gift attracts dangerous attention in a place where witches are burned. When her village falls on bad times, suspicion falls on Kate. Scared for her life, she seeks the help of a mysterious stranger. In exchange for her shadow, the stranger will assist her, but Kate becomes part of a terrifying plan, darker than she ever dreamed.
Erin Bow was born in the Midwest and studied particle physics in college, eventually working at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. She then decided to leave science in order to concentrate on her love of writing. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario, with her husband, James, and their two daughters.
Written by Xariel (2011-06-10)
Wood Angel is a book that surprises. The basic idea is very simple, but the book itself feels more complicated, so it's an interesting read. One adjective to describe the book: unique. It was a refreshing novel to read on a summer day... a good moment to ogle one's own shadow.