The Keeper of the Crystal Spring

The Keeper of the Crystal Spring The year is twenty years after the Norman Conquest and the new Norman lords are squeezing their Saxon subjects mercilessly To survive the townspeople of En Green band together under the wise l

  • Title: The Keeper of the Crystal Spring
  • Author: Naomi Baltuck Deborah Baltuck
  • ISBN: 9780140276114
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
  • The year is 1086, twenty years after the Norman Conquest, and the new Norman lords are squeezing their Saxon subjects mercilessly To survive, the townspeople of En Green band together under the wise leadership of Father Edmund and Sirona, the local seeress who is teaching the healing arts to her foster daughter, Aldyth Beautiful, sensitive, and feisty, Aldyth has decThe year is 1086, twenty years after the Norman Conquest, and the new Norman lords are squeezing their Saxon subjects mercilessly To survive, the townspeople of En Green band together under the wise leadership of Father Edmund and Sirona, the local seeress who is teaching the healing arts to her foster daughter, Aldyth Beautiful, sensitive, and feisty, Aldyth has decided not to marry but instead to dedicate her life to serving the Goddess of the Crystal Spring.Her decision is complicated, though, by her companion in the resistance movement a sexy Robin Hood figure who has vowed to win her She also attracts the attention of Gandulf the son of the hated Norman lord a gentle handsome man who, despite his upbringing, has an affinity for his Saxon subjects Their tempestuous love triangle is played out against the turbulence of Saxon and Norman life and is dramatically resolved when a mysterious stranger reveals to Gandulf a secret from his past that will change everyone s future.

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    1. 9/10 Historical fiction, romance, and a touch of magic. The story takes place in western England during the time period 1066-1097, but especially during 1086-87. The authors have done meticulous research into daily life of that time and place, and the details add depth and resonance to the story. The characters are well-developed and believable, and the romance, relying too heavily on the “love triangle” device, still manages to be engaging. Some of the secondary characters (Margaret, Aelfri [...]

    2. Being a medieval history fanatic, I was thrilled when I received this book for Christmas years ago. Unfortunately, the book didn't live up to my expectations. The story, at its most basic level, is engaging, and the setting is intriguing - there aren't many novels that explore the conflict between the Normans and the Saxons after the Norman Invasion in 1066. But rather than explore this in a realistic way, the author heads straight to melodrama. It could have worked, but the length of the novel [...]

    3. I can't for the life of me describe this book. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! In reading the descriptions of it, I would have thought it was some flouncy cheesy love story of a woman torn between two very different men and her vows to a sacred spring, but OMG!!!! Just when I think it can't get better, IT GETS BETTER! The twists and turns and sense of urgency and amazing tension

    4. It is the year 1086 in a little village in England (now known as Shafesbury) where the story of Aldyth LIghtfoot and Gandulf fitzGerald begins. This romantic adventure fantasy blends several historical figures with those of the author's imagination into a wonderful story that if a delight to read. However, the authors strive to remain true to what is historically known about those who actually trod the vales and fields of England at that time. The Normans had overrun Saxon strongholds and ruled [...]

    5. I love this book. I read it when I was younger and to this day it is one of my all time favorite books. I have always been a bookworm and read so many books that it is hard not to see every twist and turn a story is going to take but this book kept me guessing until the very end.

    6. Romance, tyranny, divine feminine, and a touch of supernatural. Entertaining read. Gave it four stars because the plot felt choppy at times, and the characters weren't always believable. Overall a great story with a strong, female protagonist.

    7. Had this urged upon me by a friend's mother and decided to read at least 50 pages before giving up. Instead, I was hooked by page 20.

    8. Average writing, above-average story for a historical romance type of novel. Learned a lot about the Saxon-Norman conflicts of olde Britannia!

    9. This book started to feel like it might be a bit too historical for me but turned out to be pretty mild. I liked it.

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