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Priestess of the Fire Temple: A Druid's Tale Paperback – March 8, 2012
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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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This book concerns the Princess Aislinn, daughter of a king who follows the old ways and a mother who does not. Aislinn's story is rather unique in the trilogy as she is more sympathetic to the Christians then the protagonists of the other two stories. In fact I'd say this gives her a clearer voice then Ethne from Priestess of the Forest and Aoife from The Druid Isle. Characters from both books pop up in Priestess of the Fire Temple, however one need not read the previous two books to derive enjoyment from the third. It does help however if you have read them and there are bits and pieces of Aislinn's story that will make more sense if you do.
Interwoven in the story is bits of druid lore. Herbcrafting, blessings (both for places and people) as well as general knowledge about the old ways are just some of the topics covered. These are presented in such a non invasive way that one doesn't even know they're learning it, they flower effortlessly into the story.
My main issues with the story had to do more with pacing then anything else, I would have loved to see more abou the Fire Temple and learn about its guidehead and I think the romance between Aislinn and a character could have been fleshed out more. These are just personal issues though, your mileage may vary.
All in all it is a fitting conclusion to a lovely trilogy about the ways of the druids. I highly recommend it to both Pagans and non Pagans alike.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The entire series is fabulous. I didn't want the books to end and truly hope there are more. Highly recommended!Published 3 months ago by Lexi Erickson
This book wraps up this series, and is as educational and interesting to read as its two predecessors. If you are interested in Druidry, you will love these!Published 3 months ago by Morgan Ravenwood
Exciting story intwrwoven with herbal and druid lore. Very interesting. Couldnt wait for the sequel to be released. I learned a lot.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great read . Learned a lot about Druids & I respect most religionsPublished 23 months ago by Ruth Flores
This book was signed by Ellen while it wasn't for me it was great. A bonus is my middle name is Carol as was the person who first received the book.Published on February 10, 2014 by Zylvia's review