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Mythology, Fantasy, Witchcraft, Druidry
The veil between the worlds is shredding. The old gods are calling.
Erin inherits a cottage in a remote village from a grandmother she's never met.
A village full of witches and Druids.
But ownership of the cottage comes with a non-negotiable condition, and it's one Erin's not sure she can meet.
Coming from a world that doesn't believe in magic, can she change her mind in time to survive initiation and walk the path of her ancient ancestors?
The Gathering is the first book in Katherine Genet's new Wilde Grove mythic fiction series. If you like mythology, real-life witchcraft, and have ever wondered what's behind the veil to the Otherworld, you'll love the Wilde Grove books.
WHAT. A. BOOK! The Gathering tells the story of Erin, an adopted daughter who has been diagnosed with "Dissociative Fugue" and has never felt like she quite fitted in. When she finds out she has inherited a cottage (with conditions) from her birth grandmother, she is intrigued and goes to find out more. This leads her on a journey she never expected and yet is more than capable of fulfilling.
There are so many parts to this book and I am struggling to mention them all! The characters are amazing, both the main one and also the supporting cast. Erin is stronger than she realises, but she has to learn that the hard way. I am sure there will be more stumbles along the way, as she has to figure out who she is by doing, not by reading in a book. I adored the descriptions of Macha, and the old leader of the Grove. One of my favourite parts was that Elen of the Ways was mentioned and honoured. The invocations and prayers sent a shiver down my spine in the most delightful way.
This is a long book, designed to pull you into the story and not let you go until the last word. Even then, you will be left wanting more. And can I just mention the cover? Absolutely stunning. This is a series of books that I will not only be re-reading but that I will be buying the paperbacks of, so I can sit them and stare at the gorgeous covers.
If you are a Witch, Druid, Wicca, or just like the Old Religions, then I absolutely recommend this book. If you like contemporary fantasy, then I absolutely recommend this book. In fact, why don't I just say I absolutely recommend this book? Because I do! Go and grab your copy now. You won't be disappointed.
Hi everyone – I’m Katherine Genet, and I’ve been writing for almost ten years now, in a range of genres, both fiction and non-fiction, and under a few pennames. I’m a pagan Druid, and with the Wilde Grove series, I’m following that old writer’s advice of ‘write what you know’ (plus, it’s just really cool). Welcome to my world of goddesses, gods, spirits, witches and Druids, and reach out with me to learn the ancient practices of our ancestors. Who knows what adventures we’ll have along the way…