The Goblin Wood

The Goblin Wood

Book - 2003
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A missing prince... A mythical creature... An age-old mysteryLike his physician father, sixteen-year-old Garth Baxtor is gifted with the Touch. By laying his hands upon his patients, Garth can sense the illness that dwells within and promote healing. But illness is not all he can sense, as he learns when he accompanies his father to the underground mines known as the Veins to minister to the criminals condemned to labor there, beyond the hanging wall. Applying his hands to the wound of one prisoner known only as Lot No. 859, Garth is stunned to discover that the man is no common criminal... .With the help of Ravenna, a witch from the marshes, and a mythical creature from the land of dreams, Garth sets out to solve a centuries-old mystery - a mystery that will pit one king against another and shake the Kingdom of Escator to its foundations.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2003.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780060513726
0060513721
9780060513719
0060513713
Branch Call Number: YA BELL H
Characteristics: 294 pages : map ; 24 cm.

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cheick55 Jun 08, 2012

I really liked how one of the goblins prediction came true. The hedge witch finally found another human bond.

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 08, 2012

Makenna is a hedgewitch. Her mother is killed when a new priest is sent to town. Makenna flees for her life, and tries to flood the town as her last act of vengeance. She flees to the woods and is teased by a group of goblins. Soon, she catches one goblin named Cogswhallop. She spares his life, and to repay his debt, he helps her out and convinces his fellow goblins to stop taunting her. Makenna later meets a friendly trader in the woods who tells her of the events taking place around the world. He tells her that the priesthood is working to eliminate all sources of magic they consider to not come from divine sources, goblins and hedgewitches among them. The goblin Cogswhallop and his friends ask for Makenna's aid in rescuing a small goblin family from being burned to death by a priest. Makenna aids the goblins, and they form an alliance to help goblins and find a place where they can live in peace.

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