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Ketika Elizabeth menemukan makhluk berkulit hijau di hutan, ia takjub ketika melihat gadis itu ternyata seumur dengannya.

Selama tiga ratus tahun terakhir Isabella ternyata hidup di dunia peri, bersembunyi dari orang-orang yang menuduhnya sebagai penyihir.

Tetapi Elizabeth juga sebetulnya diburu. Seorang pastor Katolik bersembunyi di rumahnya... yang pada tahun 1586 dianggap
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Paperback, 328 pages
Published October 2007 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published February 6th 2006)
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Lina
Sep 20, 2009 Lina rated it really liked it
Berlatar belakang Inggris abad pertengahan, pada masa itu masyarakat Inggris diwajibkan memeluk agama Kristen Protestan, dan mereka yang membangkang karena tetap setia terhadap agama Katolik Roma akan disebut sebagai Heretic.

Pada suatu hari Elizabeth sedang pergi ke hutan untuk merawat tempat suci Perawan Maria dan Santo Jerome, kesetiaan keluarganya pada gereja Katolik membuat mereka harus membayar mahal. Untuk berdoa saja, Elizabeth harus pergi ke hutan, bersembunyi dari masyarakat yang menguc
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Uci
Oct 09, 2010 Uci rated it really liked it
Shelves: hibah-hadiah
Eh, aku suka buku ini. Dongengnya indah, ada sejarahnya juga. Dunia paralel digambarkan dengan sederhana juga menawan, tidak seperti beberapa buku sci-fi lain yang cenderung njelimet hehehe. Saya suka cara Sarah Singleton menjelaskan bagaimana penduduk negeri bayangan bisa hidup abadai. Mereka hidup dalam kisah yang selalu berulang sehingga tidak pernah mati. Entah mereka yang menciptakan kisah itu atau kisahlah yang memimpikan mereka.

Ternyata ya, dari dulu dunia kita selalu dipenuhi orang-orang
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Stephanie A.
Set in the Elizabethan period yet far removed from either the royal court or the drudgery of peasant life, this features the daughter of a merchant who serves as a companion/lady in waiting for the childless wife of a noble at her country manor. It's also one of those rare books where Queen Elizabeth is the villain, as her anti-Catholic policies have led to persecution and torture of anyone suspected of aiding priests who may want to foment a revolution to take back the throne, which has put our ...more
Ira  Marby
Oct 04, 2015 Ira Marby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kedua kalinya baca karya Singleton, efeknya sama, suram dan menegangkan. Ditambah lagi dengan cover bukunya yang kelabu.

Salah satu nilai plusnya adalah Novel ini berlatar sejarah Inggris tahun 1240an dan tahun 1580an. Era dimana konflik Gereja dan Kerajaan berkecamuk sengit sehingga menimbulkan banyak korban jiwa.

Heretic, orang yang memiliki opini berbeda dengan pihak berwajib atau penguasa ortodoks; memiliki kepercayaan agamis yang bertentangan dengan Gereja yang berkuasa -dari kata Yunani hai
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Lucy
Started off interestingly enough and Sarah Singleton's writing is so beautiful that I wish I could rate this one higher. Unfortunately the plot began to drag after the first few chapters and I couldn't connect with either of the two main characters. Towards the end the pace began to pick up, but the happily-ever-after relied too heavily on deus ex machina for my tastes. A disappointing read.
evajelista
Jul 05, 2014 evajelista rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I opened the first page I was like 'Oh God I was wrong to pick this book up' because it contained all of History about Romanian Catholic Church and I have knew it so I, for a second, thought to close that terrible book, I thought.

But then I forced myself to read the midst of the book and I found a story about the marriage between human being and raven (elf?) so I was interested and read it.

I found it amazing and pretty catchy! I found the adventures. But until now, I'm still curious how the
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Sitta Basoeki
Dec 22, 2008 Sitta Basoeki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Settingnya di Inggris; tahun 1540-an. Ceritanya tentang Elizabeth yang bertemu Isabella; seorang gadis yang 'nampaknya' seusia dengannya --sekitar 12 tahun. Isabella si gadis hijau. Hijau? Iya, mungkin karena lumut2 yang menempel di 'bagian manusianya' saat 'bagian lainnya' dari Isabella berada di dunia peri. Bagian manusianya yang berupa seonggok tulang, mungkin dengan sedikit kulit keriput dan rambut yang rontok, yang terduduk di tengah pohon berongga; seperti ampas teh di dalam mangkok; tubuh ...more
E. Anderson
300 years ago Isabella's family was persecuted because her mother was a healer. She has lived in the shadowland where she was protected by the Crow People. Finally she feels it is safe to return to the modern world, but the Queen of England is now a protestant and Catholics are under suspicion of treason. Elizabeth is a Catholic, and her family has just been informed that the priest they're hiding is in danger. Together, the two girls must work to keep Elizabeth's family safe and save an innocen ...more
Elketw
Apr 13, 2009 Elketw rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Category: Books
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: sarah Singleton

Saat Elizabeth tidak sengaja berjumpa dengan gadis hijau dihutan Ia pikir gadis itu adalah serigala namun ternyata mahluk yang ia duga serigala adalah anak gadis berusia 12 tahun seumur dengannya bedanya gadis ini berwarna hijau.

Mereka akhirnya berteman karena keadaan. Elizabeth yang dikucilkan karena beragama Katholik ( saat itu Inggris dikuasai oleh Agama Protestan dan mneganggap katholik adalah agama kafir ). Si Gad
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Milla
Sep 12, 2011 Milla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The novel Heretic is written by Sarah Singleton, it is set in the Medieval times in England. It is based around 2 girls both at a young age becoming friends, and helping each other with fixing the complications and problems with their families. It is a mixture or genres, the novel is a fantastic mix of the 2 genres fantasy and adventure.

A good book encourages an emotional responds from the reader. As I travelled alongside Singletons characters I found myself throughly involves in her intriguing
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Monique
Sep 12, 2011 Monique rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The novel Heretic was written by Sarah Singleton. This book is about a girl named Elizabeth. Elizabeth finds a girl named Isabella in the forest who has been dead for three hundred years but has been living in the faery world. That night Elizabeths brother Robert brings home a heretic priest to hide in their home, but he gets found by a priest hunter and Elizabeth and Isabella must help save him and her family. This novel’s strong points were that the main characters in the book were about the s ...more
Jacinda Lombardini
Written by Sarah Singleton, Heretic is a novel set in the Medieval and Elizabethan Era in England. Singleton narrates the story of two young girls; Isabella who has been living in another world, known as the Shadow Land, for 300 years since the Medieval Era. And Elizabeth, who lives in the Elizabethan Era. However their lives are not as different as they seem. Against incredible odds they become friends, make sacrifices for each other and their families.

Singleton uses very descriptive language
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Catherine
Sep 12, 2011 Catherine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review
Heretic a novel by Sarah Singleton is set in the Elizabethan era. The Novel is about two girls (Isabella and Elizabeth). They are both not accepted in society and are considered outcasts. Through their differences they find friendship. The novel has an important life lesson that through friend ship you can overcome hardships.Heretic also has historical elements throughout the novel. It talks about the religious prejudice that went on during the Elizabethan era. Heretic is a very engaging b
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Holly
Sep 12, 2011 Holly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heretic is an adventurous, dramatic and mysterious novel which was written by Sarah Singleton, which was set in the Elizabethan era, It has very detailed, disruptive flashbacks of the medieval period. The main characters in this book are Elizabeth who lives in a time where being a catholic was a horrible thing, Isabella who is from over three hundred year ago and also the priest that Elizabeths family needs to hide and look after named Thomas.
I think that is good in the book how Sarah Singleton
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Taylor Donati
Sep 12, 2011 Taylor Donati rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the book Heretic by Sarah Singleton, a ‘Green Girl’ by the name of Isabella Leland is found in the dark woods of England. Through out the book adventures are formed for Isabella and Elizabeth to conquer and problems were given to them to solve during the Medieval Era. Both girls become very close with each other and the Priest who is in hiding at Elizabeths’ House. Heretic is a good novel too read if you are planning to do a assessment on it. Some strengths that are featured in this book are ...more
Grace
Sep 12, 2011 Grace rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heretic is a teenage novel created by Sarah Singleton. The setting of this novel is in 1586, the Elizabethan era. Heretic is about a young girl named Elizabeth who finds an unusual green girl (Isabella) in the forest in need of help of remembering who she is. Throughout the story Elizabeth and her family become in danger when they decide to help hide a priest who is being hunted by Kit a priest hunter. The theme explored in the novel is how friendship is important in difficult times and how loya ...more
Renee
Sep 12, 2011 Renee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heretic is a novel written by Sarah Singleton. The main plot of the story is set in the Elizabethan era, another through the flashbacks to the Medieval Era. The story is about how two young girls meet, one a green girl who has lived for over 300 years in the shadow land (named Isabella) and the other a young girl trying to escape the possibility of her family getting caught for hiding a Catholic Priest (named Elizabeth). Throughout the novel, Elizabeth and Isabella build a friendship that faces ...more
Lilly Bone
Heretic, written by Sara Singleton, is a book set in 1586, based on the Elizabethan era and continuously flashes back to the Medieval Era. Elizabeth, one of the main characters, has a priest staying with her, when she finds a green creature-like girl, named Isabella. Together they help save Elizabeth’s family. By hiding the priest away, befriending Lady Catherine and finding out about Isabella’s family’s past. Heretic uses descriptive language to create characters well, as Singleton explains and ...more
Nikki
Sep 12, 2011 Nikki rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heretic written by Sarah Singleton is a book that is set in the Elizabethan Era. It is about a girl called Elizabeth finding a green girl in the forest that has been living in the shadow land for 300 years. Her name was Isabella. Sarah Singleton has used descriptive writing which clearly describes the setting and appearance of characters so we can picture what the scene looks like. This book shows how Elizabeths and Isabella’s friendship strengthens as they go through risky and tough conditions ...more
Ellie Duncan
The novel Heretic written by Sarah Singleton follows the story of two girls named Elizabeth and Isabella. The book is set in the Medieval times and the Elizabethan times in England. Elizabeth and Isabella are set on saving the Dyer family and the run away Catholic priest named Thomas Montford from the bad tempered priest hunter Kit Merrivale who wishes to interrogate and even tauture them into telling important information of which the queen wants.
Heretic is a good book and when I was reading it
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Caitlyn
The novel, Heretic, is written by Sarah Singleton. Heretic is an interesting Fantasy book that twists the normal world with the supernatural world. Isabella Leland and Elizabeth Dyer are the main characters and form an unlikely friendship.The novel is interesting, including flashbacks to help understand Isabella and the reasons behind her actions. Sarah Singleton constantly changes the point of view in the novel, so it is quite easy to understand the characters thoughts and opinions, yet the con ...more
SheWunders
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Cat for TeensReadToo.com

While tending to the saint's shrine in the woods near her house one November day, thirteen-year-old Elizabeth Dyer comes across a Green Girl.

Isabella Leland's bones have been at rest in the human world for the past three hundred years, while the rest of her has lived among the Crow People. The world in which she wakes is very different from the one Isabelle once knew. A Protestant queen now resides on the throne and practitioners of Catholicism, like Elizabet
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Maghdalena Sp
Aug 29, 2010 Maghdalena Sp rated it really liked it
Cerita dimulai dari pertemuan Elizabeth Dyer dengan Isabella Leland disebuah tempat yang tak berpenghuni lagi. Dimana ternyata Isabella Leland adalah gadis kecil yang diselamatkan kaum gagak, yang berasal dari ratusan tahun lalu.

Lalu cerita beralih ke pemberontakan yang dilakukan kakak Elizabeth Dyer, Robert Dyer, yaitu dengan memeluk agama Katolik yang waktu itu dilarang di jaman Ratu Elizabeth I, serta menyembunyikan pastor Katolik di rumah mereka.

Konflik pun beralih dengan ditahan nya Jane Dy
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Ratri Anugrah
Jul 15, 2013 Ratri Anugrah rated it liked it
Shelves: my-bookcase
Sudah empat tahun buku ini tidak disentuh. Waktu itu aku tertarik sama sinopsisnya, tapi seorang teman yang sudah baca bilang, "Itu bukunya orang kristen ya." Akhirnya aku pun ogah-ogahan baca. Waktu dibaca sendiri, oalaaaahh.... Ini mah bukan novel orang kristen. Bisa-bisanya dulu aku gampang percaya. Di awal buku ada catatan dari pengarang tentang setting cerita dan sejarah dimana heretic itu muncul. Mungkin itu yang menyebabkan temanku bilang ini buku kristen karena yang ditulis memang sejara ...more
Bunga Mawar
Ini buku siapa ya, Mia atau Palsay?

Baru pinjam seminggu lalu saat ketemu di SkyDining tapi sudah lupa siapa gerangan sang empunya buku, hehe...

Manakala membaca catatan pengarang di awal buku, saya mengira muatan historis mengenai kehidupan beragama masyarakat Inggris di abad pertengahan bakal mendominasi. Sejujurnya saya ingin tahu banyak hal yang mewarnai kondisi saat itu.

Betapa kala itu di tengah masyarakat Eropa yang dicengkeram dominasi gereja Katolik, Raja Henry VIII dengan alasan pribadi b
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Asriani
May 14, 2008 Asriani rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, terjemahan
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catherine james
While tending to the saint's shrine in the woods near her house one November day, thirteen year old Elizabeth Dyer comes across a Green Girl. Isabella Leland's bones have been at rest in the human world for the past three hundred years, while the rest of her has lived among the Crow People. The world in which she wakes is very different from the one Isabelle once knew. A Protestant queen now resides on the throne and practitioners of Catholicism like Elizabeth and her family have been forced in ...more
Teresa
Oct 30, 2010 Teresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My last ghostly read before Halloween is upon us, is a teen read, Heretic by Sarah Singleton. It's not really a scary read but a very atmospheric piece of historical fiction set in England in 1586. Elizabeth finds a strange green creature in the woods - this turns out to be Isabella, a young girl who has been trapped in the faery world for several hundred years. The girls have something in common, both have faced persecution, Isabella in the 1200s when her mother is tried as a witch, Elizabeth f ...more
Ayu Yudha
waaah, baca buku ini bener2 bikin kita harus mengembangkan daya imajinasi yg kita punya.
membayangkan bagaimana rasanya melepaskan jiwa tanpa raga, trus pergi ke negeri bayangan..
rasanya hampir gak mungkin. tp buku ini sepertinya sengaja mengambil sudut yg tidak mungkin terpikirkan sebelumnya. bagaimana seseorang bisa berwarna hijau karna terlalu lama tinggal di dunia bayangan, bagaimana Elizabeth mau berteman dgn Isabella makhluk hijau saja hampir tidak masuk akal.
tapi secara keagamaan, hebat ra
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Sarah Singleton was born in Thornbury in 1966. She was educated at the University of Nottingham and has travelled in Europe, India and Nepal. She has two daughters, Fuchsia and Poppy.

She worked as a reporter for local weekly newspapers, including the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald, before becoming a writer and freelance journalist in 2007. A novella, In The Mirror (Enigmatic Novellas #4), was repr
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