The Godmother's Web

The Godmother's Web

by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

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Overview

Cindy Ellis knows about fairy godmothers. Her almost-stepdaughter is studying to be one and she is a close personal friend of Felicity Fortune, an Irish godmother. But she didn’t suspect when she picks up Grandma Webster that the elderly, seemingly lost American Indian woman in traditional dress was a magical godmother too. When a self-serving skinwalker/witch inflames tensions between neighbors and pits sisters against each other in the best fairy tale fashion, Grandma enlists Cindy’s help, along with that of a Navajo doctor, a Hopi rancher, and an unlikely champion, a dude who is related to coyotes and dreams of a home shopping network empire. Together they must defeat the evil that is threatening to destroy their world forever.
“Characterization, pacing, and folkloric expertise are all up to the series’ high standards, so Godmother-followers and others should greet this book joyfully.” Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452483962
Publisher: Gypsy Shadow Publishing
Publication date: 11/22/2010
Series: The Godmother's Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 313
Sales rank: 297,546
File size: 246 KB

About the Author

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough is the author of 22 solo fantasy and science fiction novels, including the 1989 Nebula award winning fantasy novel, Healer’s War, loosely based on her service as an Army Nurse in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. She has collaborated thus far on 16 novels with Anne McCaffrey, six in the best selling Petaybee series and eight in the YA bestselling Acorna series, and most recently, the Tales of the Barque Cat series, Catalyst and coming in December 2010, Catacombs (from Del Rey). Her last published solo novel was CLEOPATRA 7.2, soon to be re-released for e-Book download and print on demand under the Fortune imprint of Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She is currently working on a YA fantasy cat mystery, SPAM VS THE VAMPIRE.

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The Godmother's Web 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
the1butterfly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Though I did not enjoy this one as much as The Godmother, it was still a good read. I didn't connect to it as much because rather than using the fairy tales I'm most familiar with, it blends Southwestern Native American legends with their modern culture. It was fascinating nonetheless learning more about modern Native American culture, and, of course, I loved seeing how the characters from the previous stories' lives came together.
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Scarborough adapts Native American tales to her use here, as she's done previously with Grimm's Fairy Tales in Godmother, and with Irish tales in the Godmother's Apprentice. Grandmother Spider takes top billing here, rather than Felicity Fortune, and Cindy Ellis, a prominent character from the Godmother, is the main narrator. The events take place simultaneously with the Godmother's Apprentice. The book can be read as a stand-alone, although some minor details may be less than clear without the backstory.Cindy, stable manager to famous rock star Rayder, is less than thrilled to find herself taking a backseat to Rayder's career, and the snobby and spiteful comments of his multiple hangers-on aren't helping matters any. Deciding she needs to clear her head and deal with some stuff of her own, she accepts the offer to condition a long-distance event horse by riding alone across the Hopi/Navaho reservations in New Mexico. Almost immediately she encounters an old woman whose behavior suggests mild dementia. Concerned, Cindy allows herself to be sidetracked into a bit more adventure than she'd planned. Scarborough's winding plot successfully and sensitively handles such many and varied issues as Native American land ownership, forced relocation, AIM, horse theft, addiction, entrepreneurship, Coyote, and Kokopelli, winding them all together as deftly as Grandmother Webster spins her puffs of wool.
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