Dark Cathedral: A Tale of Passion and Magic, Secrets and Betrayal


4.50 · 2 ratings · Published: Mar 28th, 1996 {{ book.ratingTitle }}
Dark Cathedral – a spellbinding contemporary tale of passion and obsession, wild magic, and the clash between old beliefs and religious mania. From the award-winning author of A Taste of Blood Wine, The Court of the Midnight King, Dracula the Undead, Elfland and many others.

“The writing is gorgeous, by turns haunting, lucid, and all-round beautiful… eminently readable, absorbing, and all-round brilliant, a lovely piece of work.” – Alex Bardy, British Fantasy Society.

For all of their childhoods, young Beth Herne and her brother Luke have lived in fear – beaten and terrorized because of their mother’s religious beliefs. Until one summer, staying with her grandparents, Beth discovers independence. And her descent into darkness begins…
Rhianwen Rhys, known in the village as a healing witch, seems kind and protective. Through her Beth learns the power of a woman’s spirit, allowing her to break free. Yet Luke stays with his mother, convinced that the Devil works through Rhianwen. While Beth begins the love affair that threatens to destroy them all…
To Beth, Rhianwen’s son Morgan is irresistible, a beautiful demon seducing her into forbidden delights. She pays for her sins, bearing his child in lonely terror. But even from birth, Eirian is more than a beloved daughter. She can see things. Hear things. In visions she travels back in time to experience the horror of the witch-hunts; in the present, she uses her formidable powers to heal and to destroy. But she meets her match when a grown-up Luke, aided by his fanatical cult followers, sets out to destroy Eirian once and for all…
Beth must race to save her daughter – knowing that without the help of her lost lover Morgan, Luke will triumph. But Morgan is long-gone, a stranger to her now. Can he find the courage to set foot once more in the ancient tangled forest of magic, the dark cathedral of his youth?
Don't miss PAGAN MOON, sequel to Dark Cathedral.

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