(PDF/EBOOK) [Star Dancer] Ò Beth Webb
Tegen was born the night the "Watching Woman stars was dancing She should be the Star Dancer but she is a girl "Woman stars was dancing She should be the Star Dancer but she is a girl girl has ver ven been a druid The druids search for a boy who was born the night the Watching Woman danced but they couldn t find anyone After thirteen years of searching nothing Tegen gets a green shawl whenever she dances with it she makes magic Nobody but Witton knows that she is the Star Dancer but afraid to admit it Tegen has to find out if she is or is not the Star Dancer and defend herself for the people who want her gone I really liked THIS BOOK IT WAS A BOOK book It was a book you could imagine yourself in This book has very descriptive language and really xplains how the characters are feeling at all times I really liked the plot it was so original and so Conscience and Memory exciting I didn t really like thending it was so random You didn t Pansy Vol. 6 expect it at all it was incomplete something was missing Star Dancer has a seuel Fire Dreamer I hope that Fire Dreamer helps me understand thending better Star Dancer by Beth Webb is the first book in a historical fantasy series written for young adults and set in Iron Age Britain It is populated by villagers whose lives revolve around the seasons and whose beliefs are based on pagan ritual and magic The druids who oversee the traditional ceremonies retain their power by operating a closed shop system In return for providing intercessions with the Mother Goddess regarded as ssential for health and prosperity the druids physical needs are met by the communities they serveThe story opens with a birth and a meeting of the local druids on a tor It is Imbolg which is a festival marking the beginning of spring A prophesy has warned that a great vil is coming that will be defeated by a
child born at this time of year and for whom the stars will danceIn the midnight born at this time of year and for whom the stars will danceIn the midnight above a shower of sparkling lights can be clearly seen Witton the oldest and most honoured of the druids vows to find the promised child in order to train him in their ways The druids believe that this will Elizabeth I ensure that he has the knowledge and skill to fight the unknownvil when it arrivesThe problems start when it is discovered that the only child born under the dancing stars is a girl Tegen A boy was born several hours later but he is a halfhead found abandoned due to his obvious disability but given a home by Tegen s parents who were disappointed at their own baby s gender Although both these children display a precocity for foresight as they grow neither is deemed a suitable future leader of the druidsThe Mother Goddess is not swayed by the sensitivities of men s Education in a New Society egos Nevertheless the power struggle thatnsues in this vacuum threatens the community s well being Magic can be invoked for Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education evil as well as good power is an addictive and damaging drugAs Tegen reaches her teens she starts to display her magical potential thus putting herself in danger from those who have plans for their own advancement Neither her mother s fears nor the local witches and druids scheming can thwart destiny but their attempts wreak a terrible costThe plot is fast moving the foreboding relentless the vivid descriptions bring to life this ancient world The challenges of inclement weather alongside the superstitions and fears conjure up an atmosphere that is all but overwhelmingThe denouement is terrifying thisntire story would make fantastic television On the page it powers the imagination with the stuff of nightmares as Tegen battles her nemies attempts to harness the supernatural in order to ngineer her defeatAn The Baby Swap Miracle engrossing and colourful tale stuffed full of period detail the reader is taken into a world of fantasy that has many familiar facets The demons our politicians summon may be less obvious but they also create havoc and cost lives A great and terriblevil threatens the druids future Their only hope is the Star Dancer a child who will be born under an untimely comet and who is destined to protect them As the fated star shower lights up the sky the druids are watching They believe the prophesied boy has arrived But down in the village the midwife has just delivered a perfect little girl Her name is Tegen and she is the Star Dancer Tegen is rejected by Witton the Chief Druid but when a visitor gives her a green silk shawl she begins to work real magic Near death Witton acknowledges Tegen forcing her to abandon her family and learn the spells and rituals of the white robes But there are those close by who secretly plot to destroy her and take power Expect some rawness from the narrative because young Tegen lives in a harsh patriarchal society that has none of the ual opportunities sensibilities of today This is demo. When fifteen year old Tegen is declared the Star Dancer the one who will save her people from a terrible vil she is stunned Tegen has nothing in common with the my.
ITS DEFINITELY A LOVELY RELATIONSHIP BETWEENdefinitely a lovely relationship between two of them he s very protective of her and she loves himAll in all I want to get the second book Tegen is born the night the stars dance At the nd of the Iron Age the age of Roman invasion of druids and of magic her birth is auspicious A prophecy has foretold that a star dancer will be born who will be able to save the people in the face of the troubles to come But from Gender Justice everything the people know their traditions prejudices knowledge the star dancer just can t be a girl can itThe first in the Star Dancer uartet we are introduced to our wonderful heroine Tegen She is young but wise beyond her years Webb has managed a good balance between this wisdom and youth she deals with death and powerful magic but she still weeps in her mother s arms A realistic heroine in comparison to many of the oh too strong heroines that YA books have She and her step brother Griff learn to navigate the world of spirits and druidic life whilst battling against those who would have them overthrown within their own village Building to a thrilling climax Star Dancer leaves you desperate for the next bookIt is nice to read a YA series that isn t dystopian Don t get me wrong I love my dystopias but it is so refreshing to read something original and wholly uniue As a reader you can tell the thoughtful and thorough research that has gone into the writing of this from the food theyat and the clothes they wear to their beliefs and superstitions A fascinating insight to Iron Age Britain not an age that gets much written about it for younger readers The story is Generations and Collective Memory entirely absorbing and you really warm to the characters I have a special place in my heart for half head Griff He has Down s Syndrome and it was interesting to see how someone with a disability may have been treated Webb deals with this subject very sensitively Injoyed the variety of characters as well different ages professions beliefs backgrounds Just so much to xplore It s like being placed in an Iron Age village and being given a personal tour Every character is carefully crafted and realistic at times painfully so It is hard to see the failings of human nature presented so clearly because it feels realIt may feel like a younger child s read at the start but as the novel continues it definitely moves into teenage territory The themes xplored are complex and the story becomes darker as the story progresses I won t give anything away but the From Notes to Narrative ending is pretty terrifyingOverall a brilliantly uniue story perfect for YA readers particularly for people who want something a little different Born under the dancing stars one fateful night Tegen has a destiny that has been written for her one she must follow However there are people out there who will stop at nothing to keep her from the path that was created for herStar Dancer is great in my opinion I found the book at a local second hand store I freuent and taken in by the beautiful hardback cover the map drawn inside the cover and the idea of magic and spirits I decided to buy it for myself to see what it was all about and honestly I fell in loveI am a lover of all things mystical and magical so this book was right up my alley It was fun the characters made feel all sorts ofmotions ranging from angry to happy to disgusted depending on what character we are talking about and I thought that it was genuinely well written though a little straight forward That said this is aimed at a younger teenage audience however it was still Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America engrossing and kept me up at night wanting to know until I had finally finished the bookI reallynjoyed Star Dancer and found it to be a promising start to what I hope is a good series It s not the best book I have read in a while but honestly it s a good read and it s fun It left me in awe and I like what it provided for me as a readerGreat characters great dialogue a beautiful use of magic and whilst the great vil that came around at the nd was rather anti climactic the book still held on its own I recommend this for those who love magic and good characters and it is worth a readA lengthier review can be viewed on my blog. Ce but to accept her destiny But there are those who are hell bent on destroying her before she can fulfil the prophecy and defeat the nemy that threatens her worl. Nstrated by the routine cruelty dished out to
her adopted brother griff a kindly but mentallyadopted brother Griff a kindly but mentally foundling who is unsympathetically described by the villagers as a half headI wanted to like this book because of the original plot however the pacing leaves something to be desired I have to convince myself to finish reading it mainly because I need to give it back to the one who recommended it to me Also there were some scenes that did not sit well with me such as Tegen being 14 years of age and married to her step brother Griff and he xpecting them to make a baby at the soonest possible time I also cringe very time Griff delivered his dialogues since it seems like it s an xaggerated interpretation of how a mentally impaired person would talk as if the author s making fun of him I felt as though the story was dragged out through the ntire book it really should ve been a shorter book and the nding was caught of nowhere By the Foraging for Survival end of it I just found myself not caring whether or not Tegen s destiny as the Star Dancer unfolds and of what other plodding adventures she ll undertake in the seuel More of Purplycookie s Reviews Book Details Title Star Dancer Author Beth Webb Reviewed By Purplycookie I ve decided to do a uick review of this another book from the school library of my youth because I m currently reading a similar but adult book Jean M Auel s The Clan of the Cave Bear and it brought back memories I remembernjoying Star Dancer despite having uite a lot of reservations with its content Its heart lies in the protagonist Tegen I love that name who is a free sprirted and outspoken young girl for her time in an age when villages were governed by druids who divined from signs and spirits the story is set in Britain during the Iron Age presumably Tradition and superstition are the only ways of life Despite being hated by her village for being a girl apparently prophesised to save them all from Fragments evil Tegen is a likable and charismatic main lead who loves to dance and cast spells using her magic gree Wonderful storytelling and descriptionsMakes you feel like you are really there andxperiencing all the highs and lows of this fantastical world Tegen is born the night the stars dance At the Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries end of the Iron Age the age of Roman invasion of druids and of magic her birth is auspicious A prophecy has foretold that a star dancer will be born who will be able to save the people in the face of the troubles to come But fromverything the people know their traditions prejudices knowledge the star dancer just can t be a girl can itThe first in the Star Dancer uartet we are introduced to our wonderful heroine Tegen She is young but wise beyond her years Webb has managed a good balance between this wisdom and youth she deals with death and powerful magic but she still weeps in her mother s arms A realistic heroine in comparison to many of the oh too strong heroines that YA books have She and her step brother Griff learn to navigate the world of spirits and druidic life whilst battling against those who would have them overthrown within their own village Building to a thrilling climax Star Dancer leaves you desperate for the next bookIt is nice to read a YA series that isn t dystopian Don t get me wrong I love my dystopias but it is so refreshing to read something original and wholly uniue As a reader you can tell the thoughtful and thorough research that has gone into the writing of this from the food they at and the clothes they wear to their beliefs and superstitions A fascinating insight to Iron Age Britain not an age that gets much written about it for younger readers The story is ntirely absorbing and you really warm to the characters I have a special place in my heart for half head Griff He has Down s Syndrome an I d have loved Star Dancer if I d read it a few years ago A strong main female character an interesting portrayal of disability Downs syndrome in an Iron Age society druids magic and a pragmatic view of stuff like childbirth and menstruation it happens so let s not pretend it doesn tI still liked it a lot now but it d have come at the right time for me a few years ago I d say a teenager is likely to get the most out of it the plot is fairly straightforward and asily followed and the main character is concerned with the sort of thing teenage girls are concerned with It s well paced and kept me turning pages despite maybe feeling a bit too cynical and cranky to really go along with a Chosen One type of plot First thing that I have to say about this book is that I pretty much read it in one day or rather it would have been one day but nded up being two because I was reading another and pa. Stical druids whose rituals protect her village She's just a normal girl not a heroThen Tegen learns to work real magic with an nchanted silk shawl and has no choi. .