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The Witch's Trinity

A Novel

By Erika Mailman

The Witch's Trinity
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  • Hardcover: Sep 2007,
    288 pages.
    Paperback: Oct 2008,
    288 pages.

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A grippingly told story of faith and truth set in 16th century Germany

The slowly starving villagers of Tierkinddorf are getting desperate. It is the middle of a bitterly cold winter following the second summer in which there has been no harvest. Elderly Gude Muller, sinking into dementia, knows that her position in the house she and her husband Hensel built is precarious now that it is ruled by her daughter-in-law, Irmeltrud, who sees her as an unnecessary mouth to feed; but at least she still has the love of her son, Jost, and the companionship of her old friend Kunne, the local healer.

Things take a turn for the worse when a fat Friar arrives clutching a well used copy of the medieval guide to identifying witches, The Witch's Hammer, and quickly and insidiously turns the villagers on one another in their efforts ...

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