What the Owl Saw

What the Owl Saw What the Owl Saw the second volume in the Buenaventura Series and the sequel to The Brujo s Way opens in December with a terrifying nightmare that fills Don Carlos Buenaventura a powerful bruj

  • Title: What the Owl Saw
  • Author: Gerald W. McFarland
  • ISBN: 9781632930088
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • What the Owl Saw, the second volume in the Buenaventura Series and the sequel to The Brujo s Way, opens in December 1705 with a terrifying nightmare that fills Don Carlos Buenaventura, a powerful brujo in his sixth life, with dread Feeling the need to strengthen his brujo powers, always weakened by town life, he rides out into the wild mountain landscapes around Santa What the Owl Saw, the second volume in the Buenaventura Series and the sequel to The Brujo s Way, opens in December 1705 with a terrifying nightmare that fills Don Carlos Buenaventura, a powerful brujo in his sixth life, with dread Feeling the need to strengthen his brujo powers, always weakened by town life, he rides out into the wild mountain landscapes around Santa Fe in order to practice his sorcerer s technique of transforming himself into hawks and owls Transformations are exhilarating, but they do not dispel his sense of an impending menace In addition, as he tells his friend Inez de Recalde, whom he has rescued from a difficult past and to whom he has declared his love, he is impatient to move forward in his quest for wisdom on what he calls the Unknown Way Into this picture comes a trio of itinerant entertainers, a magician and two women dancers, who offer an ambiguous promise Can they lead him to deeper realms of consciousness, or are they agents of his enemy, the evil sorcerer Don Malvolio The magician and his alluring companions introduce Carlos to dances that transport him into ecstatic mind states, but he remains uncertain about what master they serve Despite the risk of exposing his secret brujo identity and of being disloyal to Inez, Carlos allows himself to be drawn ever farther into their web of dark and dangerous enchantments Includes Readers Guide A native Californian, Gerald W McFarland received his B.A from the University of California, Berkeley 1960 and his doctorate in U.S history from Columbia University 1965 He taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for forty four years During that time he published four books in his field He received many honors, including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship The Colonial Dames of America cited his book, A Scattered People An American Family Moves West, as one of the three best books in American history published in 1985 He and his wife live in rural Western Massachusetts.

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    1. What The Owl Saw is the second book in the Buenaventura series by Gerald McFarland. I enjoyed The Brujo's Way and was excited to read this sequel. This book starts where The Brujo's Way ended. The life of Don Carlos as a brujo in his sixth life in Santa Fe is full of adventures and strange incidences. This book introduces much more drama, magic, ancient pueblo mysticsim and history and many new characters. Also the romance between Don Carlos and In├ęz continues to grow and blossom amidst a few t [...]

    2. I absolutely loved this book! The characters are very interesting; I get attached to them a few pages after I started reading, even the bad guys are very special! The story is very unique! I couldn't put this book down from the beginning to the end. The plot is quite good, there is a lot of suspens; you never know what is going to happen next. I really enjoyed reading this book because it was beautifully written. The author has a very special writing style and I loved it, I didn't read anything [...]

    3. The story was quite good.ough I lost the relation between events at the beginning. Those who haven't read the first part of the book might be in a fix first. But still It was nice to readked the ending.

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