Regina M. Hansen, WRITER
... darkly charming ...
Hansen's sense of place and time is particularly outstanding. She takes a small happening, a bit of suspicion, and hint of malevolence, and creates something quietly extraordinary."
Colleen Mondor, Locus Magazine
" ...an intriguing, often thrilling tribute to the bonds of love and friendship. It’s also an eloquent ode to the wild beauty of PEI and a testament to the power of facing what confounds us."
Folk creatures, ghosts, rivers and the sea, relived moments and revenants are part of the texture of the whole, with richly imagined moments of danger and family closeness, and deep family secrets, some revealed and some withheld. This might be originally for teenagers but like work by Suzy McKee Charnas, and Holly Black, whatever age you are you will be caught like Morag’s skirts in the kelpie’s scales, and have to read it to the end.
Dissections: The Journal of Contemporary Horror
"Drawing upon maritime myth and Scottish folklore to weave an eerie story filled with magic and music, Hansen intertwines Beet's narrative with historical flashbacks as the mystery unfolds. There's a gentle subtlety to this atmospheric debut, with the ocean becoming a character of its own. . ." --
... a tale that will make readers keep their lights on in the dark.
Winnipeg Free Press
"A captivating historical ghost story ..."
"Ethereal and enchanting ..."
"Hansen's lyrical prose achieves stunning worldbuilding"
"Hansen renders historical Prince Edward Island tangibly, vibrantly alive, awash in traditional musical and maritime culture. "
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books