Druid Isle [NOOK Book]

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For Aífe, the beautiful adopted daughter of Drui healer Ethne and her warrior partner Ruadh, life revolves around the sacred beauty and ancient mystery of the Old Ways. Surrounded by lush, green trees and frolicsome wildlife, the Forest School has been the heart of her Druidic education-and her beloved home. But to become a healer and priestess, she must leave behind all that she loves and journey to the Druid Isle . . .

Handsome and spirited, Lucius is resolved to seek ...

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Overview

For Aífe, the beautiful adopted daughter of Drui healer Ethne and her warrior partner Ruadh, life revolves around the sacred beauty and ancient mystery of the Old Ways. Surrounded by lush, green trees and frolicsome wildlife, the Forest School has been the heart of her Druidic education-and her beloved home. But to become a healer and priestess, she must leave behind all that she loves and journey to the Druid Isle . . .

Handsome and spirited, Lucius is resolved to seek adventure outside of the Christian monastery where he was raised. Following a daring escape one night, Lucius arrives at a Pagan Gaulish village and discovers their gentle way of life. But a political firestorm is brewing, and Lucius is caught in the middle as the church and the Romans attempt to destroy everything the Druids hold dear. In his desperation to escape ruthless enemies and untold dangers, Lucius finds himself on the Druid Isle, where he will face the biggest decision of his life.

Set on a third-century island off the coast of Scotland, this instructional Celtic tale delves deeply into the spiritual mysteries of the Druids, offering glimpses of Druidic daily life, herbal lore, and ancient rituals, along with a fascinating look at the Romans, Gauls, and Britons. Includes a Celtic/Druidic glossary.

"One of the best features of the book is the small bits of old lore from the Druids scattered throughout . . . I would definitely recommend this book!"—Rev. Skip Ellison, Archdruid of Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF) and

author of Ogham: The Secret Language of the Druids

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738723570
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 528,885
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Ellen Evert Hopman (Massachusetts) has contributed to several Pagan journals and is a popular author of Druidry-related titles. A former teacher at the Grey School of Wizardry, Hopman has been active in American Druidism since 1984. She is a member of the Grey Council of Mages and Sages, co-founder and former co-chief of the Order of the Whiteoak (Ord na Darach Gile), a master herbalist, and a registered herbalist of the American Herbalists Guild.

Visit her online at www.elleneverthopman.com or at http://witchesandpagans.com/Herbalist-s-Path/Blogger/Listings/ellen-evert-hopman.html.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments x

Glossary and Pronunciation Guide xi

The Characters xix

Map of Fourth-Century Celtic Western Europe xxii

Poem xxv

Prologue 1

Part 1 The Isle of Light 5

Part 2 The Druid Isle 127

Part 3 Keepers of the Sacred Flame 199

Epilogue 231

Historical Note 239

Notes 241

Postscript Donald Michael Kraig 243

Appendix 1 Christian Prayers 251

Appendix 2 Further Reading 253

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  • Posted June 9, 2010

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    Great Story- Great Druid Lore

    I just loved this book- couldn't put it down. Why? Well, the storyline is just what I was looking for and it flowed so smoothly. The Druid information and the descriptive practices were so enlightening that this book has now joined my Druid reference library. As a sequel to Ellen's first novel, The Priestess of the Forest: A Druid Journey, it was a perfect vehicle to be able to continue Ethne's saga. I also found, though, that if I had not read the first book, this book, The Druid Isle, could more than stand alone. For history buffs as well as those Druid oriented, this book would be a purchase well made.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2011

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    Enlightening

    This book is for people who care to read between the lines in a history book. Highly recommended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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