Sorceress

by Celia Rees | Romance |
ISBN: 0747555680 Global Overview for this book
Registered by YowlYY on 6/12/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by YowlYY on Sunday, June 12, 2005
The Barnes & Noble Review
In a continuation of her popular novel Witch Child, author Celia Rees fuses Native American magic with colonial history in an engrossing book that links Mary Newbury, the self-proclaimed witch, with a present-day American Indian girl.

When Alison Ellman -- a Boston researcher who's fascinated with Mary Newbury's diary entries -- sends out a request for more information about the girl, she's stumped for a decent lead. That is, until Agnes, a Mohawk, responds with a message that stories in her culture have mentioned "a white woman who joined the people," and that her aunt might have some of Mary's belongings. After Alison drives the girl to the reservation to speak with Aunt M, Agnes soon learns that she's to go on a vision quest, a spiritual journey to connect with the universe and the soul. It is on Agnes's journey that Mary's history is revealed: her rescue from exile and acceptance into an Indian tribe, her new family and development as a sorceress, the destruction of her people by colonial settlers, and the life she discovers as a powerful healer. Along with the rest of Mary's story, background journal notes about Elias Cornwell are provided, as well as information about Beulah's fate, the Morse Quilt, Jack Gill, and more.

A mystical and powerful book, Sorceress brings the supernatural out of the clouds and mixes it with historical fiction, creating a memorable novel that doesn't let you go. The rest of Mary's epic story will quench readers' hunger left over from Witch Child, while the remarkable insight that Rees provides into Native American culture and spirituality will inspire people to learn more. An impressive follow-up created after Rees decided to split Witch Child into two separate books, this generation-spanning tale will transfix and satisfy. (Matt Warner)



Journal Entry 2 by YowlYY on Monday, June 13, 2005
This book is travelling now to MoJeDenUK...I will wait to read it until I've read the first part of the story, "Witch Child". Happy reading!

Journal Entry 3 by RedDahlia from Folkestone, Kent United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Thanks YowlYY! Received in the post today. It looks brand new so I will look after it for you. I look forward to reading about the further adventures of Mary Newbury and will start on it shortly but not sure which side of the Unconvention yet. I'll bring you "Witch Child" for you to read first though.

Journal Entry 4 by RedDahlia from Folkestone, Kent United Kingdom on Saturday, June 18, 2005
Decided to read the book straight away. I enjoyed it more than the first book as it seemed a little more "grown up" and didn't feel so much like children's literature. In this book Mary Newbury is married with two children and is now living with an indian tribe. The story begins in the present day and reminds me a little of Barbara Erskine novels where the leading characters always seem to be haunted by previous incarnations. It was an enjoyable read and although it is a work of pure fiction you are left feeling that the characters are real and the unfolding events actually happened.

I especially liked the "historical notes" at the end of the book giving brief explanations of what happened to all the people who played a part in the story, no matter how briefly. I had to keep checking the last page of the book to confirm that I had read correctly and it was all fiction!

Journal Entry 5 by YowlYY on Sunday, July 3, 2005
The book is back! I am glad you enjoyed it :)
Now it goes back to the TBR bookshelf, together with the first part of the story, "Witch Child". Thanks!

Journal Entry 6 by YowlYY at Bestwood, Donation -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Released 1 yr ago (5/14/2020 UTC) at Bestwood, Donation -- Controlled Releases

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So many books, too little time! In an attempt to reduce my TBR pile, this is going to be left free to find a more deserving reader.

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