Lost Magic /Berthe Amoss

Berthe Amoss, Author Hyperion Books $14.95 (184p) ISBN 978-1-56282-573-7
Set in Britain during the Middle Ages, this well-crafted story centers on Ceridwen, a Wise Woman who can heal sickness with herbs. When she becomes the chief companion to a nobleman's daughter, a jealous rival accuses Ceridwen of witchcraft. the course of defending her reputation, Ceridwen discovers that she does indeed possess immense magical abilities. Amoss weaves the threads of familiar folktales into a boldly original narrative. Depictions of intrigue and day-to-day life in a feudal castle provide a colorful, realistic backdrop to this fantastical tale. Ages 10-up. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/30/1993
Release date: 09/01/1993
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