This week I have picked Dragonclaw by Kate Forsyth, the first book in The WItches of Eileanan series. I don’t really know much about the book and picked it up because of it’s cover. I might save this for next year and read it for the Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge.
Meghan looked directly into the dragon’s eyes for the first time … She had the sensation of time rolling away, vast vistas of years, the swing of planets and stars.
Since the Day of Reckoning witches and magic have been outlawed on Eileanan. The penalty for practising witchcraft is death.
Raised in the shadow of the peak of Dragonclaw, Isabeau the Foundling sets out on a perilous quest carrying the last hopes of the persecuted witches. Meanwhile her guardian, the wood witch Meghan, seeks guidance from the most ancient and dangerous wisdom in the land.
Synopsis from the U.K. / Australian edition of Dragonclaw.
About the book:
- Pub. Date: 09 May 1997
- Publisher: Arrow (Random House Australia)
- Format: Paperback, 532 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780091835101
- Categories: Fantasy
- Goodreads / The Book Depository
Which book has been on your shelves for a long time?
Dusty Reads is a weekly meme, hosted by Giselle at Xpresso Reads. It features a book that has been sitting unread on your shelf for some time. For more information please visit Giselle’s Dusty Reads page.