Lost Magic

Lost Magic A medieval tale of magic and self discovery At Ceridwen is skilled in the art of healing When Ceridwen is named the royal healer and companion to Elinor the daughter of a nobleman a jealous riva

  • Title: Lost Magic
  • Author: Berthe Amoss
  • ISBN: 9780786810345
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Paperback
  • A medieval tale of magic and self discovery At 14, Ceridwen is skilled in the art of healing When Ceridwen is named the royal healer and companion to Elinor, the daughter of a nobleman, a jealous rival accuses her of witchcraft To face the force of darkness, Ceridwen must face her hidden powers.

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    1. My brain is still a little bleary and weary from a bad case of Swine Flu, and in this recovery phase I find myself reading books that don't involve much soul searching or deciphering. I'd say "easy reads" but sometimes the stories are not that easy. More the difference in watching The Thin Man or To Kill a Mockingbird vs a film by Fellini. Let's just say I'm not up for Cormack McCarthy right now, or The Brothers Karamazov, as good as either of those might be.Lost Magic was a delightful find -- a [...]

    2. Over all I enjoyed this book; however, it struck me as a fantasy book that didn't necessarily want to admit it was a fantasy book. The main character, Ceridwen, is a witch who can't self-identify as a witch (or let anyone else identify her as a witch) because she lives in the Middle Ages and is in constant risk of being burned at the stake. Ceridwen does have magic and a back story of unknown inheritance which gives her special powers (which makes her some sort of witch, albeit a good witch, eve [...]

    3. Probably more like 3.5. I think I would have really enjoyed this if I had read it as a young child and hadn't read so much fantasy.I did enjoy its use of Middle English and other poetry at the beginnings of the sections, particularly the riff on Alisoun for the last one. I think the book would have been improved by an afterword about the poems.

    4. Oh my gosh! I had completely forgotten about this book but I LOVED it as a kid. I definitely need to re-read it.

    5. I have been trying to remember the name of this book for years and finally figured it out. I think that I bought it at a Book Fair in elementary school and LOVED IT. I'd love to read it again at some point.

    6. I remember LOVING this book, and then losing it. I've been looking for it for over 10 years; thank you all mighty Google for figuring out my garbled searches!

    7. Witch or not? Set in medieval England, a young girl who knows nothing of her past is found by an old woman who lives near the castle. The child has some unusual "gifts" that make the locals wonder and she learns to hide them. Befriended by a healer, she learns the trade and becomes known for her abilities while at the same time engendering the dislike of some of those who question her abilities. Worth the read. Kind of nice and old-fashioned with a dose of herbal lore and a nod to the historical [...]

    8. I actually own this book, but it has been ages since I've read it. I remember at the time I loved it, but I probably should re-read it before I do a true review. As of now, I'd say it is great for the age it's written for, which is in the young adult range. I remember the story being really sweet, but still full of the unknown.

    9. It's been a little too long since I read this, but I remember really liking it. I had a copy signed by the author with a little drawing and the inscription said, "Rosemary for Rememberance." 'Cuz the author's my friend's grandmother. I wish I could get my hands on it again, but I hate that I can't have my old copy with the inscription back.

    10. I loved reading this book!! It was exciting to read and I felt like I was actually in the book! It's captivating, breath taking, and too interesting to put down!! I'd recommend this book to everyone!!

    11. I loved this book when I was younger. It was a great story with amazing detail, or at least from what I can remember. I haven't been able to find this book anywhere, but I would love to read it again given the chance!

    12. This was one of my favorite books from when I was a kid, so I'm rating it with that in mind. I reread it just to refresh my memory.

    13. One of my favorites a kid! And I'll have you know I just went apeshit on my bookshelves trying to find it.

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