In the tradition of Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Mists of Avalon," Ellen Evert Hopman weaves Druid history and spirituality into an engaging love story. This Bardic teaching tale is set in a fictional third-century Ireland when Christianity is sweeping across the Celtic Isles. During this time of crisis, love blooms between Ethne, a Druid healer, and her patient, a Fennid warrior. Their passionate affair suffers a tragic blow when Ethne is called upon to become the high queen.
Told from the Druid perspective, Hopman recreates the daily life, magical practices, politics, and spiritual lives of the ancient Celts during this historic turning point. Druid holy days, rites, rituals, herbal lore, and more are brought to life in this Celtic fantasy--illuminating Druidic teachings and cultural wisdom.
"This narrative is a beautiful glance back at pagan culture, Druidic practices and rituals, and daily Celtic life. It makes one yearn for the connection with the earth that we, in our modern day and age, seem to have lost. It reads easily and weaves Druidic teachings with a touching love story." -- Andrea Connell "Historical Novels Review"
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 8th February 2008
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3
Weight (kg): 0.57