Long ago, before this cusp of land was known as Cornwall, there dwelt in a cave at the foot of a cliff on Kernow’s rugged coast a healer.
"You know them, don’t you, Megge of Bury Down?" asks a voice that is silk over silk. "These cliffs of Kernow."
Megge's story continues
Cornwall, 1285 CE Now nearly seventeen, Megge and Brighida must endure another brutal loss. And as they perform the rites of transition that precede a burial, Megge accepts a daunting new charge that carries consequences not even her cousin the seer can predict. It brings visions. Dreams. And voices that come to her as she goes about her work. A silken voice beckons her back to the cliffs of Kernow, which she has seen only in dreams. A commanding voice orders her back. And the menacing voice she’s heard since she was a girl is now ever at her ear, bringing new a haunting meaning to her grandmother’s words, “You’re never alone.” But only when the tales of an old woman, a stranger to Bury Down, echo those voices and conjure those cliffs does Megge embark on a journey that leads to a secluded cove they call The Sorrows and a destiny none of the women of Bury Down could have foreseen.
"Wonders and horrors lodge cheek by jowl in Kightlinger's merciless and incandescent imagination as Megge, not yet seventeen, understands that we are, indeed, all eternal companions."
Boman Desai, author of TRIO: A Novel Biography of the Schumanns and Brahms
~ Praise for The Bury Down Chronicles ~
"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 and the Acacia trilogy
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