The Witches Of Eileanan by KATE FORSYTHThe Witches Of Eileanan by KATE FORSYTH

The Witches Of Eileanan


Mass Market Paperback | July 1, 1998

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'Twas a time when dragons left their lair and evil shadowed the land....

On the Day of Reckoning, the witches of Eileanan were outlawed--and violations of the new order were punishable by death. Eileanan's Great Towers, once meccas of magic and learning, were left in ruins. And now, the entire land trembles in fear....

Yet deep in the mountains, in the shadow of Dragonclaw, a young girl is being tutored in the old ways. Ignorant of her past, uncertain of her future, the foundling Isabeau will soon be forced down a dangerous path of prophesy, conspiracy, and magic. It is a world where dragons possess the key to ancient mysteries...where a lost prince will discover a strange and wondrous destiny...and where the ultimate battle between good and evil will be waged....

A new Day of Reckoning is at hand....
Kate Forsyth was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1966, and wanted to be a writer from the time she first learned to read. She has worked as a journalist and magazine editor, and is an internationally published poet. To help support herself while writing full time, she works as a freelance journalist. Ms. Forsyth has a doctorate of creati...
Title:The Witches Of EileananFormat:Mass Market PaperbackPublished:July 1, 1998Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0451456890

ISBN - 13:9780451456892

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this book and the entire series; it's a great fantasy novel, perhaps swaying slightly more towards a female audience, but a great book with relatable characters, amazing creatures and a great storyline. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys fantasy novels.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning and origional The first book of the Witches of Eileanan series was brilliant. The characters pull the reader into the story so you can't help but empathize with even the most evil of characters. The story is stunningly origional within the landscape of a world so far from Earth but with its roots reaching back to a time that has past. A great beginning to a great series that leaves you demanding more.
Date published: 2006-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fabulous this book, indeed the whole series to date(4 books) is exciting, realistic and generally impossible to put down. Kate Forsyth has done a brilliant job making the set well worth reading. I am desperately waiting for the next one. I WANNA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO EVERYONE !!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2001-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ONE OF A KIND This novel was a masterpiece. I could not put it down. It was page after page of excitement and wonder. The magic captured my eyes and the story my heart. As I finished the book I quickly looked for the second. Everything in this book really jumps out at you, making it seem alive. I absolutely loved every aspect of this book, the magic, characters, mystical powers, and the evil. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Date published: 2001-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ever I thought this book was one of the best I ever read. Kate Forsyth really knows how to grab your attention. I couldn't put it down,I stayed up all night finishing it. My favourite character is Isbeau,I wished life in this book were true and I could start winning my rings. Meghan is the epitome of a mother figure.I wish I had her looking after me. The bottom line is this book always leaves you wanting more you never get bored and you can't tell what's got to happen next. I think everyone should read this book and dream of their world like I do. I can't wait until her next book comes out. Other reccomendations: Daughter of Blood, Heir to the shadows and Queen of Darkness
Date published: 2000-10-03

From Our Editors

In the Celtic land of Eileanan, witches and magic have been outlawed, and those caught for practicing witchcraft are put to death! It is a land ruled by an evil Queen, where sea-dwelling Fairgean stir, and children vanish in the night. But in a valley deep in the mountains, young Isabeau grows to womanhood under the guidance of an elderly witch, and must set out on a quest, carrying the last hopes of the persecuted witches. Original