I so thought I would like this. I normally like fantasy and I've heard some really good things about Patricia McKillip. Alright, I heard those things about Solstice Wood, but I saw Winter Rose in a used bookstore and took a chance.
I liked how the author's use of language created this magical world. It actually felt magical. The main character of Rois fit in there perfectly - she didn't care much about the everyday and longed to spend her time outdoors, in the forest. She also saw what others couldn't - such as figures in the wind and in the water.
I also liked how the imagery of winter was used and juxtaposed with the actual winter, hard for a rural and isolated community.
But I guess I just couldn't get into the story. I found myself looking forward to finishing and not really caring about what happened to Rois or her sister.
Have you read this or anything else by this author? What did you think? Maybe I just didn't get it?
Challenges: Mythopoeic Challenge, Genre Challenge