Megge of Bury Down: Book One of the Bury Down Chronicles

Megge of Bury Down: Book One of the Bury Down Chronicles

by Rebecca Kightlinger

Paperback(New illustration, Glossary of Characters and Place Names)

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Overview

In thirteenth century Cornwall, young Megge has just come of age to be apprenticed to her mother, the healer of Bury Down. But first, she must accept and vow to protect The Book of Seasons, an ancient tome that holds life-sustaining power harnessed centuries earlier by Murga, the first seer of Bury Down.

At her vowtaking ceremony, yearning to accept her inheritance and take her place among her family's long line of healers and seers, Megge reaches for the book. When she touches it, she feels something writhe within it and becomes convinced that the book is cursed and that she too will be cursed if she accepts it.

Despite her mother's pleas to protect the book from the one who would usurp its power, Megge refuses to even look at it. But when a Blackfriar abbot arrives in the village claiming to be under orders to root out heretics and imprisons the healer for failing to turn over her "demon's book," will Megge finally be persuaded to take that vow?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781734316803
Publisher: Rowan Moon
Publication date: 02/01/2020
Series: Bury Down Chronicles , #1
Edition description: New illustration, Glossary of Characters and Place Names
Pages: 316
Sales rank: 374,145
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

REBECCA KIGHTLINGER holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA program and is a certified Copyeditor and a member of the National Book Critics Circle. A fulltime writer and literary critic, she divides her time between reviewing books for the Historical Novel Society, reading fiction submissions for New England Review, and researching and writing the Bury Down Chronicles series. She carries out on-site research in Cornwall for each book of series.
In her twenty years of medical practice as an obstetrician-gynecologist, she was privileged to care for the women of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Guyana, South America. A Lifetime Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the American Association for the History of Medicine, she now studies ancient medicine, medieval midwifery, and the manuscripts and arts of the mystical healer.
She and her husband and their pets live in Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Story Locations. . . . . . . . . . . . . ix

Prologue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii

Chapter 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285

Acknowledgments. . . . . . . . . . 289

About the Author. . . . . . . . . . . 291

About the Poet. . . . . . . . . . . . .291

About the Artist. . . . . . . . . . . . 292

About the Audio Narrator. . . . .292

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