You don't need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle books. Download one of our FREE Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on all your devices.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: $7.02
includes tax, if applicable
kindle unlimited logo
Read this title for $0.00. Learn more
Read for $0.00
OR

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Wyccad by [Rimmer, Steven William]
Kindle App Ad

Wyccad Kindle Edition


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle, 25 Mar 2009
"Please retry"
$7.02

Length: 438 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

Kindle Daily Deal: Save at least 70%
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price - for that day only. See today's deal or sign up for the newsletter

Product description

Product Description

Anya Donaghmore has slept with the lord of the forest and awakened to find that he's taken many lovers. One of them wants her life. Her fate may be determined by a witch who died three centuries earlier, or by a secret which has flowed in the veins of her ancestors for considerably longer.

Wyccad is a tale of witchcraft, madness, lust and power set in the foreboding grandeur of the Scottish highlands.

AUTHOR'S COMMENTS: One of the themes in Coven that I enjoyed writing about was the notion of what were essentially medieval witches living in the present. History is written by the winners - an effectively christian Europe wrote out of existence the people it couldn't marginalize, exile, forcibly convert or put to death.

Of course, being written out of existence only affects the writers, not the written-about.

Wyccad takes place in the fortified house that was the setting for The Order. Over a century later, it has become a private hotel run on behalf of a wealthy family, and perhaps an extension of the secret society that held it during the nineteenth century. One of its staff is Anya Donaghmore, the great grand-daughter of the heroine in The Order.

Anya has discovered that the worship of the old gods involves more than chanting in Gaelic and running around with no clothes on. She's found herself the recipient of some genuine magic, and she's at something of a loss as to what she might do with it.

The clan MacLeith, who own the castle, have their own ideas how it might be employed. Some of them, like their Victorian predecessors, have questionable notions as to how to treat the staff.

The gifts bestowed upon her by the Goddess might well end her genteel servitude and grant her title to the castle, but Anya will have to convince the Goddess to explain herself before one of the MacLeiths puts a bullet through her head.

Perhaps more than any of the other novels I've written, Wyccad is driven by the clash of a christian present and a pagan past... not that any of the pagans therein see themselves as belonging to the past. The Goddess has no complaints about televisions and indoor plumbing.

Much of Wyccad was conceived of whilest driving from Glasgow to Wales at about five miles an hour during a rail strike which appeared to have us sharing the M74 with every automobile in Britain. Being overtaken by a flatbed lorry carrying a locomotive was the final outrage. Anya, who gets about in the book almost exclusively on foot, could have walked the journey in substantially less time. This was the last time we flew into Scotland because the flights were cheaper.

The Order could be regarded as a prequel to Wyccad, but the two books have little to do with each other save for a common setting. You need not have read one to understand the other.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 997 KB
  • Print Length: 438 pages
  • Publisher: Alchemy Mindworks (25 March 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BOVQ8RS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
click to open popover

Customer reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
0
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews
3.0 out of 5 starsGood story but forget purchase benefit for eBook version
on 30 March 2011 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5 starsNot PG, but very compelling writing
on 29 January 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
4.0 out of 5 stars4 stars is good
on 20 April 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?