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Megge of Bury Down

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  16 reviews

When six-year-old Megge first touches the ancient Book of Seasons, a mysterious voice accuses her of an ugly crime. Although the book is her legacy, she refuses to touch it again. If she does, she is certain she will be the death of those she loves.

But seven years later, events conspire to force her to once again to accept her responsibility. If she refuses to tak
Paperback, 292 pages
Published January 24th 2018 by Zumaya Arcane
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Megge of Bury Down is a historical fantasy. It's the first novel by Rebecca Kightlinger who writes reviews for the Historical Novel Society. I chose to read this book because I like paranormal content, but if you are one of those who like your historical fiction without such elements, Megge of Bury Down probably won't be for you.

I received a review copy from the publisher via Net Galley in return for this review.

The historical aspect of Megge of Bury Down is very well-developed. We are constant
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I must be honest this book does have a slow start, however if you are willing to stick around for a few chapters you find yourself hooked. Wondering where Megge’s destiny is going to take her. Will she finally open The Book of Seasons and become a women of Bury Down?

This is a great twist on a coming of age story, that many can relate to today. A young girl struggle with walking the path carved for her or carving her own path. While hidi
Katherine Hayward Pérez
Megge of Bury Down is a very detailed read about how Megge, a 6-year-old girl born in 13th century England, discovers her mother's book of healing. Seven years pass, and she has 4 guardians Mother, Aunt Claris, Morwen, and Aleydis. Another thing she has is a constant conflict going on between her and her cousin Brighida. Right from the beginning, we are thrown straight into the action in the village and also see conflicts between villagers.

Megge is our narrator throughout this book, in which we
Mar 20, 2018 rated it liked it
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Title: Megge of Bury Down
Author: Rebecca Kightlinger
Paperback Pages: 292 Pages
Publishing Company: Zumaya Arcane
Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Medievalism, British Literature
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Anna Tan
Mar 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-books, review-copy
Megge of Bury Down is a story of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and facing up to hard truths. At six, Megge was too afraid to take up her mother's book and at eleven, all she can do is watch as her cousin, Brighida the golden child, shines in everything Megge has refused. She feels like an outcast, even in her own family, but cannot find the courage to do the one thing that would make a difference: open The Book of Seasons.

The novel follows Megge's life and growth from this point onwards, givi
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Some books you just have a spiritual connection with.

You know what I mean? I’m sure that if I ask you which book you’ve had a heart relationship with, you could immediately pull to mind a title or two (or twelve).

I was recently going through a period of pretty high anxiety, and really needed a story that I could just sink into. One that felt a little slower-paced. A little magical. A journey, more than an adventure.

Welcome to Megge of Bury Down by Rebecca Kightlinger.

Rebecca Kightlinger is a spe
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Megge of Bury Down was one of those books that I hated to put down. I went without sleep and was late for work because I could not stop reading.

Megge has a fate, a duty, she is supposed to accept as a young woman of Bury Down but she fears what she has to do to take her vow. Because of her fears there is an overwhelming sense of isolation in her character as her mother, aunt, and cousin all grow closer with their training and healing duti
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
I am voluntarily submitting my honest review after receiving an ARC of this ebook via NetGalley.

In this unusual book, we meet Megge, a 6-year old girl born into a gifted family of healers with paranormal talents. Megge, frightened by powers she doesn't fully understand, has refused her place among these unusual women, unknowingly placing their future in grave danger. Megge is our narrator as we join her in her struggle to come to terms with who and what she and her family are, as well as their p
Michelle Kidwell

Megge of Bury Down: Book One in the Bury Down Chronicles
by Rebecca Kightlinger
Zumaya Arcane

Historical Fiction , Teens & YA
Pub Date 01 Feb 2018  

I am reviewing a copy of Megge of Bury Down through Zumay Arcane and Netgalley:

In this book we will be transported back to thirteenth century Cornwall where we meet Megge who lives on a sheep farm in the shadow of Bury Down, this place had been known as the land of second site for a thousand years. The Book Of seasons is so valued that the healer wou
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
I found Megge of Bury Down to be a slower-paced novel than I am used to reading and initially found it a bit hard going. But once you get the pace and feel of the characters, and once the storyline begins to unfold, you realise that you are reading a slow-burning epic, with the protagonist (Megge) on a journey of self-discovery, growing both in years and self-confidence as she struggles to find her place in a world in which she worries she doesn’t truly belong.

As the pace of the story increases
Anya Leonard
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I picked up this book and due to school reading and work, could NOT finish it as fast as I would have liked. Given the option, I would have sat reading this book all day and all night until getting to the conclusion. Having finished it, I am now sad as it is the first in a series and I am eager to get to the next phase in the world of Megge. This book is unconventional in its portrayal of strong women in the 13th century in England. The story centers around a group of healers, Megge being our pr ...more
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was very hard to get into. It does not grab you until you are about halfway through the book. I actually had to re-start the book three times to understand the jump in time and even then I didn't quite understand everyone's placement in the story until the very end.

I gave this book four (4) stars because it was hard to follow. The story lines were wonderful once you got the understanding of them. You felt for the characters, but you almost need to have an understanding of old mytholog
Gillion Machota

I could not finish this. You would think for a plot line like this it would dive right in but it doesn’t. It has a lot of medical stuff which is understandable for it to be a witch accusing like Book but they did not go further on with it. This had so much potential and I wish I would have liked it more.
Mary  Zebrowski
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by Rebecca Kightlinger. It is the first of a series. It did not take me long to read. I enjoyed reading this book. I look forward to the next
Pending HNS review.
Margaret DiPastina
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am trying so hard not to finish this book too quickly BUT I CAN'T STOP READING! I promise myself I'll only read one or two chapters and then BAM I've read 10! I love getting to know the characters, learning their lineage and watching them follow their destinies.

I think the addition of the online link ( to maps and name/location pronunciations was a fantastic idea!

Looking forward to volume 2!

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Rebecca grew up listening to tales told by her mother and great-grandmother. Fairy tales, children's poems, and stories of medieval Cornwall: its rugged cliffs, its legendary heroes, and its shroud of mystery and mysticism. She fell in love with Cornwall as a girl and now tells her own tales of its forgotten past; of an ancient hillfort called Bury Down; and of the coming of age of Megge, a young ...more