The latest spellbinding novel from one of the world's best-loved authors, Paulo Coelho, now in paperback.
This is the story of Brida, a young Irish girl, and her quest for knowledge. She has long been interested in various aspects of magic, and has taken courses in astrology, tarot, and numerology, but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to people of great wisdom, who begin to teach her about the world.
Her teachers sense that Brida has a gift, but cannot tell what that is. Meanwhile, Brida pursues her course ever deeper into the mysteries of life, seeking to answer questions about who she is. She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, and teaches her about overcoming her fears and trusting in the goodness of the world, and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the music of the world, and how to pray to the moon. She seeks her destiny, as she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch.
This enthralling novel incorporates themes fans of Paulo will love. It is a tale of love, passion, mystery and spirituality.
Praise for Brida:
`A wonderfully enjoyable tale which will provide you with an evocative and rewarding read' Irish Post
'A beautiful storyteller, and he (Coelho) turns Brida's tale of self-discovery into a beautiful story' London Lite
Praise for Paulo Coelho:
`An exceptional writer.' USA Today
`His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.' Times
`One of the few to deserve the term "Publishing Phenomenon".' Independent on Sunday
`Coelho's writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts...he gives me hope and puts a smile on my face.' Daily Express
`The Alchemist is a beautiful book about magic, dreams and the treasures we seek elsewhere and then find on our doorstep.` Madonna
`It's like music, really, the way he writes, it's so beautiful. It's a gift that I envy above all others.' Julia Roberts
Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read and loved authors in the world. Especially renowned for The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, he has sold more than 85 million books worldwide and has been translated into 63 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and France's Legion d'Honneur, Paulo Coelho was inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 2002. He writes a weekly column syndicated throughout the world. Paulo's blog is at en.paulocoelhoblog.com
Visit him on myspace: www.myspace.com/paulocoelho