November Book Review 
The Ol’ Book Buzzard
By Dylan Farrow
Reviewed by Carlton McCaslin

  This Young Adult book written by Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, serves two purposes. She had always wanted to be a writer and being an ardent gamer she felt Young Adult Fantasy was for her. Her second goal was due to the fact she was abused as a child by her stepfather, Woody Allen, but nobody would believe her.
  The book is placed in the land of Montane, where speaking certain words or the use of pen or paper can lead to a deadly disease, the Blot. When communications are limited it is hard to get at the truth.
  Then there are the Bards, a group like medieval knight who collects tithes and disciplines those who speak wrongly by cutting off their tongues. They also have the power of the Telling, a type of magic. When tragedy strikes the home of the main character, Shea, she feels that the Bards, who come from High Home where Lord Cathal resides, are to blame.
  Once there she finds that the truth is not always easy to find, but she is relentless in her quest.
  By the end of the book she has found the truth, however, there are several other parts of the story that appear to be unsolved. That may be why she is working on a sequel.
  This is Dylan Farrows debut novel. Let us hope the adventure continues. It is found in the Young Adult section of the library.  

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