Me sister loved me. I could see it in every worry-etched line on her face. I rested me hand on hers, looked her eye to eye, and said, "If it was one of ye bairns, ye'd go too."
She held me gaze for a moment, and then nodded. "What will ye do?"
"Find Adorabelle and bring her home."
"But what will ye do if the witches won't allow it?"
I hauled the small sack I'd previously packed onto me back and me muscles groaned, but I ignored the pain, squared me shoulders and headed out the door. "I willna be asking them."
Sabrina and Lauren's tales entwine - linked by blood and magic. Sabrina, a newly fledged healer, is thrust out of her sheltered life at Mistress Florisah's healing school after the destruction of the witch-ancestor portraits. An anti-witchcraft militia is poised on Karthalon's borders threatening full scale genocide, unless Sabrina, the last of Lauren's bloodline, can destroy the Lodestone, and restore magic to Valloaria, but the Lodestone is buried deep within the heart of the Order's headquarters. Sabrina struggles to accept this suicide mission, and is distracted by her inappropriate affection for Micah, a prospect monk. Lauren's ghost haunts Sabrina's dreams as her diary reveals the tragic events behind Lauren's actions. With invasion imminent, Sabrina embarks on her quest armed only with a sliver of the Lodestone, and Lauren's diary but how can a lone girl prevail against an army?
"I couldn't put it down!"
"A real witches story for real witch/fantasy lovers. Loved it!"
The Witch-Hunt Series.
Contains adult themes.
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About the Author
Wendy Scott has a New Zealand Certificate in Science (Chemistry), which allows her to dabble with fuming potions and strange substances, satisfying her inner witch.
Wendy writes fantasy, children's and romance novels.
One of the creeds she lives by is to always - Live a life less ordinary!
Please visit www.wendyjscott.com to learn more, read Wendy's blog or to leave her a message. She loves hearing from readers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ms. Scott wrote an entertaining story told from two different time-lines. Sabrina the healer-witch lived in times when magic had been removed, while Lauren lived in the past when there was magic. How their lives intersected I found fascinating. As Sabrina sets out to right the wrongs of the past, she develops a relationship with an apprentice monk Micah. Their relationship was one of my favorite parts of “Lodestone”. Also, getting the history through Lauren’s journal showed that even with good intentions and a mother’s love things can go very wrong--was the strength of the story. It was a long process to get Sabrina to the place she needed to be, and many people suffered along the way-- and after. If you like a story with a quest, magic, forbidden love and fantasy with dark undertones you will enjoy this book!
The book opens in the Hall of Ancestors where the witch ancestor portraits hang. Sabrina, our heroine, hears glass breaking and sees Pruddy, the school mistress’s cat running away. Oh no, I thought, another witch/wizard, shades of Harry Potter book. I WAS WRONG! I’m so glad I forced myself to continue. As the story unfolds we learn that Sabrina is the ancestor of a woman named Lauren whose picture is hung upside down in the hall. Lauren’s story is told through her diary which Sabrina reads on her travels to heal the lodestone and destroy the witch hunters, Lauren’s Order, and their evil doings. (I actually enjoyed Lauren’s story more. It really pulled at my heart!) The story has a good flow and is well written. I do feel some of the characters could have been better developed especially Micah, Sabrina’s love interest.