The latest spellbinding novel from one of the world's best-loved authors, Paulo Coelho, now in paperback.
This is the story of Brida, a young Irish girl, and her quest for knowledge.
She has long been interested in various aspects of magic, and has taken courses in astrology, tarot, and numerology, but is searching for something more.
Her search leads her to people of great wisdom, who begin to teach her about the world.
Her teachers sense that Brida has a gift, but cannot tell what that is.
Meanwhile, Brida pursues her course ever deeper into the mysteries of life, seeking to answer questions about who she is.
She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, and teaches her about overcoming her fears and trusting in the goodness of the world, and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the music of the world, and how to pray to the moon.
She seeks her destiny, as she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch.
This enthralling novel incorporates themes fans of Paulo will love.
It is a tale of love, passion, mystery and spirituality.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 19/03/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007274451
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Review by maiamaia
I was always snotty about Paulo Coelho and I take it back, he's perfectly readable, even if he is no Turgenev - he's not a bad writer. Book very boring though, unless you're interested in magic, and even then it warns, that magic rituals are described out of context and must not be imitated, rather, tuition sought. So why waste the second two thirds on descriptions of magic rituals? It's fine, if not my bag especially, until then, then it gets boring. As I hadn't heard of it but I have many of his other books, and as the problem is the plot dead end, I imagine some of his other books are a good read, so try 'The Alchemist' or something.