Book Reviews of Child of the Phoenix

Child of the Phoenix
Child of the Phoenix
Author: Barbara Erskine
ISBN-13: 9780140149180
ISBN-10: 014014918X
Pages: 1,084
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Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Book Description
In 1218 an extraordinary princess is born, whose mystical powers and unquenchable spirit will alter the course of history...
Raised by her fiercely Welsh nurse to support the Celtic cause against the predatory English king, Princess Eleyne is taught to worship the old gods, to look into the future and sometimes the past. However, unable to identify time and place in her terrifying visions, she is powerless to avert forthcoming tragedy...

Remarkable events follow Eleyne all her life as, despite impassioned resistance, her world s shaped by powerful men. But her tempestuous life and loves tie her to the destinies of England, Scotland and Wales...
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I found this book to be a very long read but one well worth it! Barbara Erskin also wrote Lady of Hay. Great books and hard to find! From the back of the book: Child of the Phoenix is a compelling tale of love, courage, tragedy and hope; a haunting ghost story about the power of the dead to influence the living; a glorious panorama of the violent, turbulent thirteenth century. Great Book!!!