This is a beautiful story that pulls you in and captivates you. It follows the fairy-tale format of a hard-luck, poor, family come good. And they all live happily ever after.
We have the traditional wicked step-mother, who must be thwarted at all costs, her scheming and conniving is off the scale. And we have the kind and loving father and sister.
The story centres around a young shepherd lad. He’s a good boy and wants to do well for his family. To find lush grazing for his sheep, he has to venture onto Death Mountain.
It’s a feel-good story and every element is tied together And rounded off to a tense and gripping finale.
Lovely writing from a great storyteller—watch out Mr Hans Christina Anderson. This lady is one to look out for.
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.