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About the Author

Ellen Evert Hopman (Massachusetts) has contributed to several Pagan journals and is a popular author of Druidry-related titles. A former teacher at the Grey School of Wizardry, Hopman has been active in American Druidism since 1984. She is a member of the Grey Council of Mages and Sages, co-founder and former co-chief of the Order of the Whiteoak (Ord na Darach Gile), a master herbalist, and a registered herbalist of the American Herbalists Guild.

Visit her online at www.elleneverthopman.com or at http://witchesandpagans.com/Herbalist-s-Path/Blogger/Listings/ellen-evert-hopman.html.

 

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; 1 edition (April 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738719560
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738719566
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,244,656 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The sequel to Hopman's excellent book "Priestess of the Forest". Druid Isle picks up at what seems to be approximately fifteen to sixteen years after the end of "Priestess of the Forest". Honestly, it wasn't quite the novel I was expecting. This one is full of superb teaching moments concerning religious differences between Paganism and early Christianity, as well as detailing and dove-tailing the similarities. I was expecting something a little closer to an adventure type of story, so my initial expectations came up a little short. Placed in a proper frame of reference, I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a tale of teachable moments within the context of two individuals from opposite ends of the religious spectrum.

Character-wise, Hopman displays a flourish in putting the doubts and fears of an individual taking a step on a wider, far-reaching journey within their life. The internal reflections of both main characters is refreshing and well spun. However, the storyline seemed a little disjointed and jumpy in places. This may be attributable to the extremely short chapters that comprise the story. Some chapters were less then three pages in length. The ending of the novel was another of those "tie it up nice and neat" endings that I deplore. Everything fell neatly into place in the last five pages of the story -- which just doesn't allow the characters to breathe in the bitter side of Life alongside the fresh air of Triumph over Tragedy.

In the final analysis of the book - I found it to be a wonderful book with a strong underlying purpose that it brought out in lovely detail.
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This book is the sequel to Priestess of the Forest: A Druid Journey and continues to follow the lives of the druid healer Ethne and the warrior Ruadh years after the first book took place, as well introducing the new characters of Aife, their foster-daughter who is studying to be a druid, and Lucius, a young monk with a mysterious past.
The story itself is detailed and well told, with strong charcterization and a fast paced story. The reader is quickly swept up in the lives of the four main characters, as well as several minor charcters, and the ending is very satisfying, answering a question left open from the earlier book.
Beyond it's value as a good work of fiction - and it's worth recommending just for the story - the book is also a subtle primer on druid belief and practice. Reading this will help the reader understand Gaelic culture circa the 3rd century CE and will also help with an understanding of different druidic principles on a practical level. Unlike a non-fiction book on the same topic the reader isn't spoonfed step-by-step instructions and explanations, instead you see the concepts and practices in action as the characters live them out. Very reminiscent of the old mythologies.
I would definitely recommend this book for anyone looking for a good story, or for anyone who wants to learn more about druidry.
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Druids are mysterious to outsiders, feared and demeaned by the Church, and therefore their way of life was sought to be destroyed. "The Druid Isle" is a novel following Aife and Lucius, two individuals who find themselves on the Druid Isle, in the third century AD. This book, the sequel to Priestess of the Forest, follows the lives of the druid healer Ethne and her partner, Ruadh, as well introducing the new characters of Aife, their foster-daughter who is studying to be a druid, and Lucius, a young monk with a mysterious past.

This is a fast-paced and mesmerizing story with strong character development. It's also a good book if you want to know about the Druid way of life - in practice, not just in theory. It's beautiful the way that they live their lives in harmony. I'm not saying that their way of life is perfect, but just because they believed, worshiped, and lived differently than others doesn't give those others the right to torture and destroy them (sorry, this is definitely one of my `soapbox' issues). This is a spellbinding story which is a treat to read and definitely a keeper!

Druid Series: Priestess of the Forest (1), The Druid Isle (2), Priestess of the Fire Temple (3)
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I loved all her Celtic/Druid books. They seem to be historically quite accurate, and her descriptions of the "old ways" are very charming and educational. Character development is very nice. She does a nice job of accurately describing how the early christians were not at all the pious "holier than thou" types that historical revisionists claim they were. I would recommend this book as well as her other books in this trilogy wholeheartedly for anyone who wants to be transported to that bygone era when common sense was held in esteem and before the Roman emperor Constantine forced christianity as the only legal religion. This information is NOT widely known by the masses, and it is refreshing to see it accurately described. EXCELLENT BOOK.
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so far there are three books in this series, and this is the third one.it is great fiction mixed with Druidic knowledge. Ellen Evert Hopman is an entertaining writer as well as an active Druid. But I think one could just enjoy this fiction as it is, without being a Druid oneself.
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