Saturday, June 11, 2011

Summoning by Debi Faulkner

I won this book from the Member Giveaways on Library Thing.

I was intrigued by this book, for the fact that it is based on a "true" Irish witch story.  I also like stories that are from the distant past and the distant future.  This book is set in the distant past. One thing I did not like, although this is purely a personal preference, is the fact that it jumped back and forth between ages of Meredith, the main character.  One section would be from when she was 8, the next section from when she was 15. I had a hard time with that, but like I said, that is purely personal preference.

I thought this book was very well written, however.  It is a story of a girl named Meredith, who is sent to work at a very young age for the vicar. This vicar is evil, however, and summons the demon, Legion, selling his own soul and the soul of Meredith for money and power.  Meredith becomes aware of this plan and finds the secret room where the vicar summons Legion and teaches herself how to summon him as well.  Meredith is given a very hard time, as her "supervisor" does not like her.  She is eventually accused of witchcraft and thrown in prison to await trial.  The whole time, she is constantly trying to find out where her family has gone to. She triumphs at the end through a series of good fortunes.

I did like this book; it was slow at first but it did pick up and it became very interesting to me.  I would recommend it!

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