In 13th century Cornwall, young Megge has just come of age to be apprenticed to her mother, the healer of Bury Down. But first, she must accept and vow to protect The Book of Seasons, an ancient tome that holds life-sustaining power harnessed centuries earlier by Murga, the first seer Bury Down.
At her vow taking ceremony, yearning to accept her inheritance and take her place in her family’s long line of healers and seers, Megge reaches for the book. When she touches it, she feels something writhe within it and becomes convinced that the book is cursed and that she too will be cursed if she accepts it.
Despite her mother’s pleas to protect the book from the one who would usurp its power, Megge refuses to even look at it. But when a Blackfriar abbot arrives in the village claiming to be under orders to root out heretics and imprisons the healer for refusing to turn over her “demon’s book”, will Megge finally summon the courage to take that vow?
This is my first audible book from NetGalley. It had the makings to be a pretty good read. From the blurb…right up my reading alley. But, it fell short, basically because of the narrator.
I can usually listen to just about any book. But this narrator was just not for me. If she was reading an exciting part, she speeded up and got louder and louder. She was overly dramatic and just not my style.
I hate to leave a two star review for any author…they work hard for their craft. But, this is about the audible book. Just did not meet the cut.
I received this audible book from NetGalley for a honest review.