Solstice Wood by Patricia A. McKillip
Meh. I am so far behind on this challenge I’m just trying to see if I can read as many books as I did last year.
Solstice Wood has been on my wishlist for so long I’ve forgotten why I wanted it in the first place. However, I promised my copy to someone a while ago, so I decided today that I probably should read it and pass it along before it was too late. I’m glad I did.
The story pulls together the threads of the real world and the otherworld and creates something so intertwined that at times it’s hard to tell which is which. Each chapter is told from the perspective of one of six characters, and the perspective shifts each time. Surprisingly, this does not disrupt the flow of the story, and only once or twice was it necessary for the timeline to back up in order to follow the new perspective from where it diverged from the previous one.
All in all, it’s a satisfying read and has a real-world message about relations between different groups of people with different cultures and motivations.