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Mother Lake

Mother Lake

by Haidee Belshaw


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Saba, a charismatic shaman gifted with amazing powers, is from a fisher tribe living in forested isolation around the great eel lake and northern coast of Ireland. She is rescued from a perilous attack and becomes the lover of Fion, the headstrong leader of a Bronze Age clan.

Inspired yet haunted by her partly Inuit ancestry, Saba incurs tribal jealousy and hatred. The dynamic which involves Saba, Fion and an exotic array of personalities in devastating conflicts for power and gender domination, is imbued with the primal psychic energy of a harsh and earthy age. If like them, we combine our outer and inner perceptions of a more than human world, the mysteries come alive as in dreaming, where the boundaries which surround the 'self' are dissolved.

This seminal epic of Old Europe spans the Newgrange and Maltese temple rituals, Akkadian, Kretan and Eastern cultures. Those who enjoyed Jean Auel's Earth's Children series should find 'Saba's Choices' an enthralling read.

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ISBN-13: 9781781322161
Publisher: Silverwood Books Ltd
Publication date: 06/24/2014
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Haidee Belshaw was born in Northern Ireland and was educated by Quakers in Lisburn and at St Columba�s College Dublin. Subsequently he graduated in Mental and Moral Science at Trinity College Dublin and is a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute London. He was also a founding co-director of Eurotek (Ireland) Ltd.

He has bred Aberdeen Angus cattle, hatched and farmed the native oyster in Ireland and Scotland and raised ornamental poultry; on the African birds, he wrote the only comprehensive book in existence, Guinea Fowl of the World.

He is married with six children, and has lived for many years in the Wicklow hills from where he and his wife worked and travelled extensively. Their chief interests lie in the natural world, human pre-history, psychology and mythology.

'Saba�s Choices' is a first novel, a joint effort, which appears in two parts: 'Mother Lake' and 'Cosmic Leap'.

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