Born in a burning castle in 1218, Princess Eleyne is brought up to support the Celtic cause against the English. She is taught to worship the old gods and to "scry" into the future and the past. Eleyne's second sight, however, involves her in the destinies of England, Scotland and Wales.
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Child of the Phoenix based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
In 1218 Eleyne is born amidst a burning castle in Wales. From infancy, her nurse brings her up to support the Celtic cause against the English and she is taught how to use the flames to see into the future. Throughout her fascinating life, Eleyne is married four times and produces numerous children. Several of the characters link up to character in other Erskine novels.I have read several of Barbara Erskine's books, and so far this is my favorite. The characters she created were vibrant and extremely engaging. I love the historical aspects she throws into her novels and I can't wait to read more. I only wish I had discovered this author earlier.
This book is truly magical. The story of Eleyne captivates you and sends you right back to the middle ages with her. Through out the entire book I was awed by the spell Ms. Erskine wraps around the reader. I would love to see more books in this catagory,because none of Erskine's books could equal this one. I really hope to see even more of this author.