Wednesday, May 30, 2007

More Celia Rees

Read Sorceress and am looking forward now to Pirates. Both Witch Child and Sorceress are oddly popular with girls who don't normally like historical fiction.

This book continues the story of Mary, who left England after being pursued as a witch. Her problems continued in the new world. We pick up with her after she is forced to flee her settlement and meets up with a Native American man who saves her and with whom she eventually flees to Canada and has children.

Really enjoyed this. The only thing that was vaguely annoying was the pseudodocumentary style-- the story is told from the point of view of a girl who contacted the woman who researched the first novel. This was an unnecessary artifice, although part of the appeal to girls may be the flashbacks that this girl has-- visions of her ancestor. I just liked the historical story!

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