Adaem: (Ah-DEHM) Captain of The Navigator Husband of Gytha of Bury Down Father of Natalje Grandfather of Claris and “Mother” Great-grandfather of Megge and Brighida Agnes Gough: (Goff ) Widow of Robert Gough Mother of Michael and Jenifer Grandmother of Harold, Vivienne, and Gwyneth Penneck Arjen: Stonemason, builder, artist Heir to The Book of Seasons Husband of Natalje of Bury Down Father of Claris and “Mother” Grandfather of Megge and Brighida Aleydis: (Ah-LEE-dis) Rescuer of Natalje; nursemaid to Natalje’s daughters; huntress Daughter of Beatrix Couper Magor and Vitale Magor Sister of Arjen Aunt of Claris and “Mother” Great-aunt of Brighida and Megge Alf: Shepherd and shearer Anwen: Archer; scribe of the writings of Murga Arjen: Stonemason, builder, artist. From Aldestowe. Heir to The Book of Seasons Husband of Natalje of Bury Down Father of Claris and “Mother” Grandfather of Megge and Brighida Beatrix Couper Magor: Mother of Arjen and Aleydis Widow of Vitale Midwife, conjuror Sister of Egbert Couper, Alchemist Brighida: (Bri-GEE-dah) Daughter of Claris Cousin of Megge Apprentice seer, Heir to The Book of Time Bryluen: (Bree-LOO-en) Apprentice to Murga, Seer of Bury Down Gregory Carver (Deceased): Master carpenter Husband of Claris Claris: Seer of Bury Down, Heir to the Book of Time Widow of Gregory Carver Mother of Brighida Colluen: (Call-OO-en) Blacksmith. Rejected apprentice to Murga, Seer of Bury Down Dora Tucker: Wife of Gus, helps in his shop Friend and patron of the women of Bury Down Edmund, Second Earl of Cornwall (reign: 1272-1300) Husband of Margaret de Clare, Countess of Cornwall Elizabeth: Lady-in-waiting to Lady Margaret Francis Penneck: Carter Husband of Jenifer Father of Tinker, Harold, and Gwyneth Gregory Carver (Deceased): Master carpenter Husband of Claris Gus Tucker: Weaver, tucker, wool merchant Husband of Dora Gwyneth Penneck: Daughter of Francis and Jenifer Penneck Gytha: Former Seer of Bury Down, Heir to The Book of Time Wife of Adaem, Captain of The Navigator Mother of Natalje Grandmother of Claris and “Mother” Great-grandmother of Megge and Brighida Harold Penneck: Son of Francis and Jenifer Penneck Brother of Jenifer and Gwynneth Half-brother of Tinker Hugh Caerlin: Herder Jenifer GoughPenneck: Second wife of Francis Penneck Mother of Harold, Vivienne, and Gwyneth Penneck Daughter of Agnes Gough, sister of Michael Gough Mister Kendall: Surgeon at Restormel Castle Mister Gynneys: Herder, shearer Father of Alf Lowenna Caerlin: Mother of Hugh and Martyn Margaret, Countess of Cornwall: Wife of Edmund, Second Earl of Cornwall Martyn Caerlin: Weaver Megge: Herder, apprentice weaver Heir to The Book of Seasons Michael Gough: (Michael Goff) Blacksmith Morwen: Orphaned daughter of a Welsh bard Former serving girl to Gytha Companion and rescuer of Natalje Nursemaid to Claris and “Mother” Companion and mentor to Megge “Mother”: Mother of Megge Healer of Bury Down, Heir to The Book of Seasons No first name. Widow of stone mason Murga: First Seer of Bury Down Originator of the writings that become The Book of Time and The Book of Seasons Natalje: (Nah-TAL-jee) Heir to The Book of Time Wife of Arjen Magor, heir to The Book of Seasons Mother of twins: Claris and the unnamed baby who becomes Megge’s mother Trelawney, Nellie: Wife of the village potter Patient of the women of Bury Down Polly Pounfrect: Governess, Restormel Castle Richard, First Earl of Cornwall (reign: 1257-1272) Son of John, King of England Father of Edmund, the Second Earl of Cornwall Robert Gough (deceased): Blacksmith Husband of Agnes Gough Tinker Penneck: Son of Francis Penneck and Francis’s first wife (deceased) Half-brother of Harold, Vivienne, and Gwynneth Penneck Vivienne Penneck: Daughter of Jenifer Penneck Sister of Harold and Gwynneth Penneck Half-sister of Tinker Penneck Vitale Magor (deceased): artist Heir to The Book of Seasons Husband of Beatrix Couper Magore Father of Arjen
Megge is a protagonist easy to fall in love with, to root for, to worry about, and when dark forces enter her world, Kightlinger’s storytelling abilities shine.
shot through with dramatic tension that is certain to keep readers turning the pages, It's a full, satisfying novel that will, at the end, leave you hungry for the next installment." David Anthony Durham, author of Pride of Carthage and the Acacia trilogy