"...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. "
David Anthony Durham, author of Pride of Carthage
"... Kightlinger's heroine rallies supernatural strength and all matter of healing arts to find her path toward protecting books, the land, and most of all her fellow women... Readers will not forget the women of Bury Down."
Elizabeth Searle, author of We Got Him and librettist for Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera
"...As the timeless tale of the coming of age of Megge of Bury Down unfolds through the centuries, it offers readers a truth as unchanging as change: that accepting ourselves is the key to claiming our power."
Annie Finch, author of Among the Goddesses
"...This would be a masterwork as the culmination of a series, but for a first novel, projected into a saga of three, it is simply stunning."
Boman Desai, author of The Memory of Elephants and TRIO, a Novel Biography of the Schumanns and Brahms