Book Review: Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert
Fiction , Magic , Memory , Uncategorized / August 25, 2014

Book Review: Season of the Witch by Natasha MostertReview by Dawn ThomasPrint Length: 403 pagesPublisher: Portable Magic Ltd (December 16, 2013)Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. All I can say is wow, wow, wow!!! This book blew me away. The story opens with a prologue of a man floating in a pool and paralyzed. We meet Gabriel Blackstone a thief and remote viewer. He is hired to find out what happened to the young man. Gabriel can use his remote viewing skills to see the last few minute of the man’s life. What he sees doesn’t make sense to him until he meets the sisters. The Monk sisters are distant relatives to John Dee, a renowned mathematician, astronomer, astrologer and occultist. Morrighan is daring and an activist while Minnaloushe is an expert in memory. Both sisters are beautiful and seductive and soon Gabriel falls under their spell.  The author spins a web that catches the readers and quickly draws them in. The story is full of alchemy and magic. We travel with Gabriel as he “slams a ride” a term the author created to describe the experience of remote viewing. When I started this book I did not know it would…

Book Review: The Tree Mothers, Living Wisdom of the Ogham Trees By Mut Danu
Faeries , Nature , Ogham , Trees , Uncategorized , Women Studies / August 25, 2014

  Book Review: The Tree Mothers, Living Wisdom of the Ogham TreesBy Mut DanuCover design and illustrations by Alexis Umowski Review by Dawn Thomas Print Length: 212 pages When I heard there would be a second edition of this book I rushed to get my copy. The details of each tree show the depth of Mut Danu’s knowledge. Her writing style is easy to follow and provides insight into the Ogham and the trees they represent. Each chapter is dedicated to a tree represented by the Ogham with the B-L-N version of the Ogham alphabet. Each chapter provides a background on the Ogham along with a story.  She also includes references to the world of Faery and provides visualizations and meditations for the reader. Each chapter has several elements – prepare the circle, going underground, returning to the world above, journaling, and share your unique findings with others. I will use Duir as an example of what the reader will experience with each chapter. The chapter begins with a description of the Ogham letter and the number of moons relative to a Solstice. In the case of Duir the summer solstice occurs during this Ogham cycle. Mut Danu includes the…

Book Review: Witch’s Brew The Spellspinners of Melas County #1 By Heidi R. King
Teens & YA , Uncategorized / August 25, 2014

Review by Dawn ThomasPrint Length: 308 pagesPublisher: Coliloquy, LLCTeens & Young Adult When I received this book I was so excited to begin reading it. I was immediately drawn to the cover image of a beautiful woman with white blonde hair peeking out between lilies. This is my first “choice” book. After I read the book the first time with one set of choices, I read it again with different choices. Both ways were similar and took me to the same place but the details were different. I am sure most people probably read the book using one choice and consider it finished. I am glad I decided to read all the choices. As the book begins we are introduced to Lily, a sixteen year old spellspinner selected to be the next leader of the coven. Lily and her friend Iris are concerned because their magic is becoming erratic. Simple spells are going wrong or backfiring and they do not know why. They are getting concerned because they are supposed to be training for the Gleaning, which is a fight to the death against the warlocks. The spellspinners are all very beautiful and the warlocks age quickly. They believe these…