Keturah and Lord Death

August 9, 2006|
Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
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I will tell you . . . a story of magic and love, of daring and death, and one to comfort your heart. It will be the truest story I have ever told. Now listen, and tell me if it is not so."

Keturah Reeve is a beautiful young woman of sixteen who lives with her grandmother in a cottage near the forest owned by Lord Temsland. Keturah is renowned in the village for her captivating storytelling, and this beautifully woven novel is a response to a request from Keturah's eager audience for yet another of her fascinating tales. She tells of her experience of being lost in the forest, her eventual meeting with a dark figure on horseback who is Lord Death and her bargaining with him for her life-and for the lives of the villagers who are threatened by an onset of the plague.

With its richly textured medieval setting, Keturah's story exposes the tensions and desires of the villagers, the dangers that loom in their future and how they place Keturah's life in jeopardy. Keturah's escalating bargains with Lord Death allow her to protect her friends and reveal to them their true talents and destinies. But even as she negotiates with Death, she becomes more isolated from the people she is seeking to protect and seems less and less likely to achieve the dreams of her own heart.

The startling resolution of the novel confirms Martine Leavitt's reputation as a treasure of a writer, a storyteller who can weave magnificent spells. Leavitt confronts readers with issues and revelations that, while they occur in a setting far from their own experience, bear the intimacy of next door.

Martine Leavitt is an award-winning writer of critically acclaimed young adult fiction. Besides winning the prestigious MR. CHRISTIE AWARD and Benjamin Franklin Award. Martine's six previous titles have received numerous award nominations. Find out more about Martine at her web site www.martineleavitt.com.Martine Leavitt is an award-wi...
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Title:Keturah and Lord Death
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.56 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.56 in
Published:August 9, 2006
Publisher:Red Deer Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780889953703

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