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Book Club: July

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This story was inspired by Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Mists of Avalon, where it focuses on the Druids. In this book it is focused on the Druid history and spirituality while the characters are engaging in a love story. Set in the third century Ireland, Christianity is sweeping all over the Celtic Isle. And during this time of chaos, love begins to blossom between a Druid healer named Ethne and her patient who is a Fennid warrior. This affair suffers a blow when Ethne is called to become the high queen.

This whole story is told from the Druid perspective, where it shows the daily life, politics, magical practices, and spiritual lives of the ancient Celts during this historical turning point. Everything about the Druid life is brought to life. The holy days, rites, rituals, herbal lore, all of this is brought to life in this book and recreated through the author’s imagination.

Priestess of the Forest is truly a remarkable story and everyone will enjoy the characters, love, spirituality, magic, and most of all the history.

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