Fiddler’s Green by A.S. Peterson

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Fiddler’s Green by A.S. Peterson, book 2 of Fin’s Revolution (Rabbit Room Press, December 15, 2010), 352 pages

Summary
Fin and her crew are still recovering the events of book 1, The Fiddler’s Gun [my review]. But they don’t get much of a break before they’re taking to the seas again, pushed to terrain and tasks beyond what they feel equipped for. Fin struggles internally, pulled by the sea and by that boy at home, who promised to wait for her.

Thoughts
Note: I met A.S. “Pete” Peterson at Hutchmoot last year. I also bought a couple copies of the book before it was printed, acting as a patron of the project.

While I enjoyed the first book in this duology, The Fiddler’s Gun, it wasn’t perfect. It’s so exciting to me to see the growth evident from that book to Fiddler’s Green. Really an excellent book.

I agree with what Jason Gray said: “The best of Peterson’s work in The Fiddler’s Gun is matched and tripled in his action-packed sequel, Fiddler’s Green. He proved himself an able writer of a worthy tale in Gun, but as I read Green, I felt like I was witness to the magical moment of a certifiable author being born. There were passages that took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes. Stunning prose, unforgettable characters, a rip-roaring page-turner of an adventure that I couldn’t put down.”
(emphasis added)

I had already fallen for the characters in the first book; I only fell harder this time out. The story is completely compelling. And the writing of Fiddler’s Green is really beautiful, thrilling. The setting (more international) is more enticing than the first was to me, as well. I’d definitely recommend starting with The Fiddler’s Gun before reading this one, though. The whole story is worth it.

★★★★★

About the author
Pete Peterson is part of the Rabbit Room.

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4 responses to “Fiddler’s Green by A.S. Peterson

  1. I am so excited to get my hands on this book. I really enjoyed The Fiddler’s Gun and seeing that you are saying Fiddler’s Green is even better makes me want to rush out and get it now!

  2. Yay! It was fabulous, and I truly felt Peterson elevated his craft in the book. Can’t wait to see what he does next!

  3. Oh man, I’ve recently read a few great reviews of this book and I can’t wait to read it. Lovely stuff! :O)

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