Tales From Rugosa Coven – a review

<p>Before we get into the fantasy, let’s deal with the reality: Sarah Avery’s book <a href=”http://www.darkquestbooks.com/store/product-info.php?pid165.html”><i>Tales From Rugosa Coven</i></a> is an excellent description of what life is like in a Wiccan group. There’s the sense of family, the balancing of work and biological family and coven-mates, the bickering and the sharing, the interaction of Wiccans with other Neopagan traditions, the predictable (and often tiring) reaction of non-pagans to Wicca, and the greatest challenge of all: scheduling the date of the next ritual. If you want to learn what it’s like to be in a Wiccan group, it’s here.</p> <p>The only fantasy here is that none of the characters forget their lines in the middle of a ritual. Oh yeah, and there’s an Egyptian spirit and the Jersey Devil and an Atlantean.</p> <p>In addition to the insider’s view of Wicca and the fun of the fantasy, the three novellas are entertaining stories. Each one is told from the viewpoint of a different member of Rugosa Coven, showing how they deal with challenges both fantastic and mundane in the context of being a part of a Wiccan group.</p> <p>Wicca: check. Fantasy: check. Entertaining: check. Skinny-dipping: check. It’s all there! On the basis of being the most complete work of fiction I’ve read this year, I highly recommend Tales from Rugosa Coven.</p> <p><i>The above is a reprint of my review of the book on Amazon.</i></p> <p><small>Originally published at <a href=”https://www.argothald.net/blog/?p=527″>Argothald</a>. You can comment here or <a href=”https://www.argothald.net/blog/?p=527#comments”>there</a>.</small></p>

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