Apr 17, 2015

Welsh Week: The Spirit Guide by Elizabeth Davies - Review & Giveaway

Seren has an unusual gift – she sees spirits, the shades of the dead. Terrified of being accused of witchcraft, a very real possibility in twelfth century Britain, she keeps her secret close, not even confiding in her husband. But when she gives her heart and soul to a man who guides spirits in the world beyond the living, she risks her secret and her life for their love. 

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Review by Anniek

I was very excited that I got the privilege to read and review this book. The story starts with a horrific scene which shows you straight away who and what Seren is. I must admit I was hooked from the very first page.

Seren is a young girl who can see spirits. She has had this gift all of her life but she has learned to keepit a secret. In the time this story takes place it isn't uncommon to be seen as a witch and
for that stigma to die as one. Seren doesn't see her ability as a gift but more like a curse.

When Seren is taken away from her home she is given as a bride to someone she doesn't even know.
She doesn't want to marry this man to whom she is promised. Seren has let her eye fall on a very handsome knight instead.

It shocked me to realize how little influence women had in those days. It feels to me like they were seen like cattle. It must have been horrific to have nothing to say about your own life, to have your whole life being decided by others.

The story is very well written even though it took me a little while to get used to the writing in the old language. When you read this book you don't want to put it down. Using the old language suits this story so well. I completely LOVED it. Elizabeth Davies has created a beautiful magical story with all the elements you can wish for.

Thank you Elizabeth Davies for introducing me to your writing and your fantastic book!

Author information

Elizabeth Davies was born and raised in South Wales, and lived in England for nearly two decades but returned to her roots when she felt the mountains of her youth calling to her, and hiking in her beloved Brecon Beacons is now one of the joys in her life. When she is not working as a full time secretary, Elizabeth loves spending time with her family, hates doing necessary chores, and tries to fit in writing whenever she can. She is also seriously addicted to chocolate.  

Giveaway

One lucky winner will get a signed copy of The Spirit Guide, good luck!


I will contact the winner via email. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international.     

24 comments:

  1. Ability to heal
    Jurga_kaya@yahoo.co.uk

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  2. If you'd have the choice to have special powers or not, what would you choose?........... Invisibility - who knows what l would find out!!!!

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  3. I would choose time manipulation. I have something huge that I would go back in time and change.

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  4. I'd like to have teleporting ability to travel fast without the hassle of transportation.

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  6. Time travel of course! And to read minds as a second option hehe

    Jocelyn @ the Book howler

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  7. The power to heal EVERYTHING.

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  8. Paula Readings got there before me but my wish would be to have the power to heal. Imagine being able to banish all the aches & pains that plague my 80+ year old parents with just a gentle touch of the hand. Now that would be worthwhile.

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  9. Choose to have powers we can use to improve the world.

    Ps: I was wrong to complete the form and I am following the author by e-mail that was not complete (sofia.tatiana.23@gmail.com) as well as the Google + - https://plus.google.com/u/0/102416829879232370148/posts
    sorry :/

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  10. This is going on my 'to read' list on Goodreads. It sounds exactly like my kind of book.

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  11. This s to s a great review. I wish I had the power to heal others.

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  12. I would like to be invisible once in awhile :D

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  13. i would have the power to change the weather and breath underwater :)

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  14. if i had the choice i think i would prefer no power becuse that means a lot of responsibility and i'm not sre i would be deserving of those. but if i had a power i would love a combinaison: teh ability to understand and speak all languages ( animals and plants included) and the ability to heal all ( human, animal, plants)...because to heal it's better to know what is wrong first^^;;

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  15. Choice would be invisibility, though whether I would abuse my power is another matter...

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  16. I would love a power, however I don't know what I would choose to have. that's a very good question, you've got me thinking!! :)

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  17. Invisibility would be handy every now and then

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  18. I'd want to be able to fly and move things with my mind.

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