Rosi's Castle

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
200 Pages
Reviewed on 02/19/2012
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Author Biography

Edward Eaton is a writer, a teacher, a stage director, and a fight choreographer. He has worked for many theaters and universities in the states and overseas. Recently, he was a professor at the University of Nizwa in Oman, where he founded a nationally recognized theatre troupe.

Last November saw the publication of Rosi's Castle, a paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, that will serve as the first book in a proposed series.

This summer saw the publications of Book 2 in the Rosi's Doors series (Rosi's Time), a dramatic poem, Orpheus and Eurydice, and a play, Elizabeth Bathory. Rosi's Doors Book 3 (Rosi's Company) will be released soon.

Currently, Edward lives and works in the Boston area with his wife and son.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lorraine Carey for Readers' Favorite

"Rosi's Castle" will capture the curiosity of the YA reader when an orphaned young teen is catapulted into the world of the bizarre and paranormal as she is sent away to live with an uncle in a small New England town. She settles in an eerie castle that holds dark secrets and magic deep within its walls. Unbeknownst to her, she
discovers that she holds the magic key and learns the town's secret to the never-ending paranormal events around every dark corner. Shades of the 1980's thriller "The Fog" came to mind. Rosi's quick wit and sharp tongue surprisingly save her on many occasions. Rosi was left with a lot of responsibility here and a huge burden to bear.

Edward Eaton is a master at setting the stage with great descriptive wording. I felt myself right there with Rosi as she discovers this charming but gloomy place. The plot is highly believable and I even found myself feeling sorry for the victims. I feel young teens who enjoy the paranormal will find this story very enticing. Eaton has included some well known interesting factual data on the paranormal and some bits of new age science terminology which strikes a cord of high interest. Each magical event held a different level of excitement. As an enthusiast myself and an author of this subject, I was engaged all throughout the story. As a veteran Reading Specialist I can tell you this was always the kind of genre my students craved!