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Speaks the Nightbird Paperback – July 17, 2007
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Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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The story concerns an aging legal magistrate and his young clerk who come to the small Carolina village of Fount Royal at the close of the 17th century to decide the facts in a case of reputed witchcraft.
Matthew Corbett, the magistrate's sharp-minded young clerk, is not sure he believes in witches, despite the accepted wisdom of the day. Corbett is a young man determined to see the world with his own set of eyes. This is good news for Rachel Howarth, the alleged witch, but not such good news for the young clerk himself. Matthew's determination to make up his own mind about the case runs him afoul of many of Fount Royal's most prominent residents. The villagers, who have come to blame recent deaths and failing crops on the accused witch, would like nothing more than a speedy, fiery solution to their troubles.
What Matthew wants is the truth, no matter how slippery and elusive it proves to be. A boy on the cusp of adulthood, Matthew suspects that the decisions he makes in Fount Royal will ultimately be the proof of the man he is to become. What Matthew soon discovers, however, is that the road to truth and decency is bound to be a hard and lonely one. Even the magistrate, a normally fair and level-headed man who has often served as a father figure for the boy, is so mired in the "facts" of the case that he is unable to lend Matthew a helping hand.Read more ›
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I have enjoyed McCammon's horror novels for many years. This historical change of pace was excellent. Great protagonist and a story and characters that left you wanting more.Published 1 month ago by G. R. Librarian
Loved this book, will be reading the rest of his books soonPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Good mystery of Colonial days, engaging character development, and throw in a witch trial for good measure! Something for every reader.Published 1 month ago by Edie
Good book. Enjoyed the time period . Author puts you right there. I would recommend this book. I am not a huge McCammon fan
He does write some good stuff and this one is one... Read more
One of my favorite authors. I gave this to someone as a gift in a book exchange. I hope they like it as much as I did!Published 1 month ago by D. Beliveau
My neighbor insist I read Swan Song, written by the author. I have never heard of McCammon, so I went to look for it a the public library but didn't find it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Steveareeno
At first the time period was difficult to adjust to. In addition some of the secondary dialogue had a learning curve. However after 50 pages I was hooked. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Curlyfry
I thought his other books was much better. I don't like to put it down, just not what I like to read.Published 3 months ago by paul k