Reviews of Snow (2003)
Review by qrx (2006-02-22)
The novel, though quite absorbing, was rather mediocre, both in its style and plot.
Lynn's wording is awkward, melodramatic, an exaggerated imitation of fantasy masters. The description of the heroine's appearance, feelings and actions is juvenile, amateur: "A lone figure... dressed for travel in plain gray with a heavy wool cloak" (pg. 1).
Sometimes with fantasy novels, the plot more than compensates for the style. That, sadly, is not the case here. The plot was weak, the origin of the Lonely ones highly predictable. One of its major flaws was Lynn's inability to convey the proper passage of time. For instance, one would have thought Jessica had been asleep for only two days, when in reality two years had passed.
For readers more accustomed to this type of power-girl fantasy, this would be an epic. However, I do not overly recommend this book.