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What is the Truth? Truth Blackburn's father thought he knew what it was. Thorne Blackburn and his followers settled at Shadow's Gate, a magnificent old house in upstate New York, and sought the Truth about life through ritual and magic. One night, something went badly wrong during Thorne's most powerful ceremony. When the chaos had passed, Thorne had vanished, and Katherine, mother of Thorne's young daughter Truth, was dead. Thirty years later, Truth Blackburn searches for smaller truths: what really happened that night at Shadow's Gate? Did Thorne truly have magical powers? And what happened to her half-siblings, a boy and girl Truth last saw that horrible night when her mother died?
Publisher: New York : Tor Books, 1995.
ISBN: 9780312858810
Characteristics: 304 p. ; 24 cm.


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Dec 05, 2013

I love the Mists of Avalon. I love Marion Zimmer Bradley. And I even love her writing style. I did not however love this particular book. I believe that she wrote a rather perfect story, but there was a different kind of darkness here that I found too uncomfortable and disturbing. I experienced it through the entire book and was relieved when it was over. I still give it high stars in it's rating, she is truly a brilliant storyteller. There was a quality of "too plausible darkness" that this reader does not welcome in her life nor consider entertaining. I was surprised at my own reaction to this book.


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FavouriteFiction Oct 29, 2009

Truth Blackburn tries to prevent an occult ceremony, the same ceremony that killed her parents 20 years before.

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