Maybe the neopagans won't like it (the author makes an offhand comment about
a neopagan gathering in a bar) but I thought this was one of the most solid,
realistic books dealing with magic and finding a way back to ancient wisdom
I've read in a while. The characters were ordinary types, and I found it to
be accessible in a way that a lot of books with heavy mystical content
aren't. It's a fast-paced read and the author's a great writer--pretty
perceptive in her descriptions of the other characters, and often herself. I
I thought it was a fortifying read overall, and a fair portrait of the
excitement and problems that go along with the spiritual path. The ending's
significant, but I won't say more...
I really enjoyed this book. It's like a Harry Potter for adults. It is fresh and moves at a quick pace. This is one woman's journey into the spiritual world and is very inspiring to read. Just fantastic enough to be captivating and real enough to be intriguing.