The wind has existed forever. It has seen much in this country of dreams and soap ads, old horrors and bloodshed. It has played mute witness to its burning witches, and has walked along the Trail of Tears; it has seen the slave ships release their human cargo, blinking and afraid into the ports, their only possession a grief they can never lose….” -Libba Bray The Diviners pg.8
Libba Bray has such a way with words! She writes so beautifully. Just reading this passage, and further on, I can imagine the horrors something so inanimate as the wind went through. I have read her “A Great and Terrible Beauty” trilogy and attest to her way with words. I’ve just begun this novel and so far it is very promising.