by Barry S. Willdorf
Winner of the 2011 Global E-Book Award for Historical Literature. Finalist for an EPIC eBook Award 2012 in Historical Fiction.
As the Roman Empire crumbles, the Catholic Church fills the power vacuum by launching attacks on classical culture. Books are burned. Women are restricted from traditional occupations. The lives of pagans and Jews are imperiled. The Dark Ages loom.
But two women, Glenys, a Celtic herbalist and healer, and Hypatia, teacher, philosopher, mathematician and the last librarian of the great library at Alexandria, resist. Though one is branded a sorceress and the other an idolator, they refuse to submit to the demands of the state-sanctioned religious leaders. Their struggle culminates in the cataclysmic events of Lenten week in 415 A.D.
Can anything be preserved?
Genre: Historical/Ancient Rome
Book Length: Novel
"From the very first page of Flight of the Sorceress, you are thrust back into 410 AD by the vivid description of Britannia... The suspense never stops... The only problem I had with the book was that it ended. Hopefully, there will be sequel..." ~ Stan Goldberg, author of the award winning book Lessons for Living: Stories of Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Courage at the End of Life
"A big bold imaginative work of fiction, with spectacular women characters and dramatic settings, Flight of the Sorceress soars magically... The past comes to life, and ancient struggles take on new meanings in a powerful story that transcends time and place and achieves universality..." ~ Jonah Raskin, author of Natives, Newcomers, Exiles, Fugitives
"I could hardly put it down. It calls out for a sequel..." ~ Johnny Sundstrom, author of Dawn's Early Light.
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 29 July, 2011.