"The author has a deep understanding of Welsh and British folklore, which
she has skillfully woven through the story. What makes this story different
from most fantasy novels is that good and evil are not simply white and
black. The main characters are developed thoroughly, the action is
gripping, and the buildup of tension as all the pieces of the puzzle begin
to fit together is breathtaking..."
-- Quill & Quire, October, 1986
"There are deep psychological undertones in this novel, and the relationship
between Hawthorn and her father, and the feelings the girl has about being
abandoned by her mother, call for some thinking and/or discussing. The
story fairly zips along... I highly recommend this book."
-- Canadian Materials, January, 1987
"The story takes off like a shot and crackles with energy. If things get a
little complicated toward the climax, it's only because Katz seems to be
working on several levels at once, a fact which makes Sun God, Moon Witch worth a second read."
-- The Globe & Mail, December 20, 1986
"With this, (Welwyn Wilton Katz's) third novel, she has raised the ante and
composed a compelling story about the power of ancient good and evil in the
modern world. In doing so she has established herself as a Canadian answer
to the extraordinary Susan Cooper.... The author has executed a tour de
force which should entertain and enthrall her readers."
-- Children's Book News, September, 1986
"... with this story (Katz) proves herself an excellent fantasy writer.
This is a prize-winning book for intermediate readers."
-- Kids Can Read Vol. 1 #1.
"The author has a deep understanding of Welsh and British folklore, which she has skilfully woven through the story. What makes this story different from most fantasy novels, is that good and evil are not simply black and white. The dark side of the moon goddess -- her desire for ultimate power over her son -- is well portrayed, while the sun god is not completely evil. Their struggle is mirrored within the adolescent Thorny. She is trying to free herself from the people who dominate her, especially her father, and to achieve some degree of independance, while controlling the darker side of her nature.
The main characters are developed thoroughly, the action is gripping, and the build-up of tension as all the pieces of the puzzle begin to fit together is breathtaking."
--Quill and Quire, vol. 52, no. 10, October, 1986
Canadian Literature archive review of SGMW at UBC (see page 128)
Welwyn Wilton Katz: Biography, Reviews of: The Prophecy of Tau Ridoo, Witchery Hill, Sun God, Moon Witch/font>
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