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Against a Darkening Sky - Lauren B. Davis
Against a Darkening Sky
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A new novel from one of Canada's most acclaimed and celebrated writers, Against a Darkening Sky is set in 7th-century Northumbria and follows Wilona, a seeress and healer whose life and way of being in the world are threatened by the coming of Christianity; and Egan, a young monk from Eire whose... show more
A new novel from one of Canada's most acclaimed and celebrated writers, Against a Darkening Sky is set in 7th-century Northumbria and follows Wilona, a seeress and healer whose life and way of being in the world are threatened by the coming of Christianity; and Egan, a young monk from Eire whose visions may have brought him to Christ, but whose experience of the sacred puts him at odds with the Roman church. Full of magic and mystery, Lauren B. Davis's new work explores what happens when one's experience and beliefs clash with those of the people in power.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781771483186 (1771483180)
ASIN: 1771483180
Publisher: Chizine Publications
Pages no: 300
Edition language: English
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3.5 Against a Darkening Sky / Lauren B. Davis
Wilona, the lone survivor of a plague that has wiped out her people, makes her way across the moors to a new life in the village of Ad Gefrin, where she is apprenticed to Touilt, a revered healer and seeress. She blossoms under Touilt's tutelage and will one day take her place, but as an outsider, s...
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5.0 7th Century England brought to life through this mystical novel
I just joined BookLikes and am pleased to post this as my first review. I just finished Against A Darkening Sky and was sorry to see the story end. It is well written with fascinating characters. The author clearly did a lot of research about life in the 7th century. I've read about recent archeolog...
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