"...a dense and gripping novel of the origins of
Full of references to the varied religious rituals of prehistory including
worship and an Atlantean mythos, its complex structure reflects the complexity
of the society
it represents." -- The Bookmark, B.C.
Teacher Librarian Association.
"The Sarsen Witch is a delightful read...Kernaghan
writes the way people ought to write;
her prose has a smooth, poetic flow that draws you irresistibly into her world
tribes and clan- chiefs and Stonehenge, and the story of Naeri the
witch." -- The Reader
240 pages, $12.95
Publication Date: December 2007
A tale of magic, megaliths, and bronze-age high adventure.
Part of the award-winning "Grey Isles" trilogy and
nominated for the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Award.
Young Naeri, the only survivor of her tribe, lives by her wits. Then she is
captured by the horse-lords who have supplanted her people. She seems destined
for a life of slavery--but the Mother watches over Her own.
Naeri can hear the voices of the stones; her birthgift is the earth-magic of
geomancy. When the time comes to learn the language of the stones, Naeri finds a
teacher. When the time comes to hear the voice of her own heart, she finds a man
who loves her.
And when it is time to awaken ancient powers, it is Naeri who guides the
building of the great stone circle. A Great Chief thinks it will be an eternal
testament to his might, but Naeri knows the circle will harness the forces of
both earth and sky and can be used to destroy the horse-lords and restore the
rule of the witchfolk.
"THE SARSEN WITCH is a mesmerizing reading experience that depicts life
in the Bronze Age of what will eventualy become Britain.Ê Naeri is a survivor
who will allows herself to be pushed so far before she goes her own way.Ê
It is fascinating to observe how Ricca holds the various horse tribes together
using threats and gift...he is not a bad leader just a product of his time..." -- BookReview.com
"From Naeri's survival on her own, to the surprises awaiting her within the
camps of the horse-lords, to Daui's manipulation of those around him --
including Naeri, the horse-lords, and the witchfolk -- to the
friendship and love between Naeri and Gwi, this historical fantasy
is compelling, twisting, and rich." -- Broadsheet