The Spirit Keeper: A Novel
This is the account of Katie O’Toole, late of Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, removed from her family by savages on March the 2nd in the year of our Lord 1747 The thirteenth child conceived of miserable Irish exiles, Katie O’Toole dreams of a different life. Little does she know that someone far... show more
This is the account of Katie O’Toole, late of Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, removed from her family by savages on March the 2nd in the year of our Lord 1747 The thirteenth child conceived of miserable Irish exiles, Katie O’Toole dreams of a different life. Little does she know that someone far away is dreaming of her. In 1747, savages raid her family home, and seventeen-year-old Katie is taken captive. Syawa and Hector have been searching for her, guided by Syawa’s dreams. A young Holyman, Syawa believes Katie is the subject of his Vision: the Creature of Fire and Ice, destined to bring a great gift to his people. Despite her flaming hair and ice-blue eyes, Katie is certain he is mistaken, but faced with returning to her family, she agrees to join them. She soon discovers that in order to fulfill Syawa’s Vision, she must first become his Spirit Keeper, embarking on an epic journey that will change her lifeand heartforever. Ideal for fans of The Son and Empire of the Summer Moon, this riveting novel will transport and enchant readers.
Publish date: September 24th 2013
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
This hasn't happened to me in a long time, but I was mentally downed by this book for a few hours after finishing it. I had been so lost in it, and so enthralled in the story that I couldn't handle not knowing what happened next.
The 'official' review for this on my book blog. It's a positive review; I enjoyed the book overall, but wrote it immediately upon finishing, while still in the glow of the book. Now that I've had some time, there's a theme from the last third of the book I can't shake. Set in the 1747, the ...
This was wonderful! Beautifully written, great characterizations, and, oh god, just so good. The story is told by Katie in the style of a memoir. What I thought was really well done was that it was written in her voice. And someone from Katie's background, having had an indifferent education, woul...
The Spirit Keeper is such a lovely, exquisite, unexpectedly touching book, that it almost left me in tears.Katie is a poor Irish uneducated eighteen-year-old girl whose only dream in an early colonist America is to escape the drudgery of her life. Be careful what you wish for because when she is cap...
Katie is a seventeen year old Irish immigrant who is living a hard life, a tough mother and a drunken father and a crowded house with lots of siblings and their kids. Her life is full of beatings, hunger and sickness.She wants nothing more than to get away from it all, only she didn't think it would...