Review: The Cabin

Title: The Cabin
Author: Smoky Trudeau

Reviewed by Malcolm R. Campbell, author of a time portal novel “The Sun Singer” and the comedy/thriller “Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire.”

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There was a deep connectedness between mountain women in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia, a connectedness that transcended the tangible, yet was as real as the forest itself. It was a part of the mountain magic, her grandmother had taught her when she was a young child, and it was particularly strong between Corrine and her sister, Catherine.

Faerie folk and an old cabin in the high country link characters in modern times with those living during the American Civil War. Those who “know” tell the doubters to “believe what you see.” Lives are at stake across time and the one chosen to help is in the dark.

Smoky Trudeau, who also wrote “Redeeming Grace,” brings to “The Cabin”
an obvious and highly detailed love of plants and animals, the mountains, and the old wisdom of one attuned to the natural world.

This novel is a very satisfying, very magical reading experience. Highly recommended to everyone, but especially to those interested in time portals, mountain wisdom, Native American beliefs, the Civil War, slaves and bounty hunters, folk medicine, and mystery.

“The Cabin” is available in paperback at Amazon and other online booksellers and in multiple e-book formats at Smashwords.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing my review with others. I also enjoyed Trudeau's novel "Redeeming Grace" and am waiting for my paperback copy of "Observations of an Earth Mage."


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  3. Seeing these kind of posts reminds me of just how technology truly is something we cannot live without in this day and age, and I am fairly confident when I say that we have passed the point of no return in our relationship with technology.

    I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Societal concerns aside... I just hope that as technology further develops, the possibility of uploading our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's one of the things I really wish I could experience in my lifetime.

    (Posted on Nintendo DS running [url=]R4[/url] DS FFV2)

  4. You're very welcome Malcolm. I like to feature both my own reviews and those of others. That way my readers get the best selection of books :)


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