Cover of: Soul flame | Barbara Wood

Soul flame

1st ed.

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Wood combines her superb storytelling gifts with medical and historic fact to create the epic adventure of an unusual and gifted young woman seeking her destiny in the ancient healing arts.

Born into the tumultuous world of ancient Antioch, Selene is orphaned at birth. But before her father dies, he leaves a puzzling clue to her heritage: she has come from the gods and has a special destiny to fulfill.

In the coming years, Selene studies the primitive healing arts with Mera, the healer-woman who adopts her. She learns how to lower fevers by brewing Hecate's Cure from the willow tree, how to apply green mold to an open wound to prevent infection, and most importantly, how to calm a patient by summoning the inner power of the "soul flame."

But on her sixteenth birthday, Selene falls in love with Andreas, a passionate and troubled surgeon. When fate cruelly separates them, Selene's search for Andreas takes her to the great centers of civilization in the ancient world-Egypt, Babylon, and Rome. Desperate to find Andreas, Selene is torn between love and her dreams of healing when a revolutionary vision brings her to the fulfillment of her destiny-and the dawn of modern medicine.

Edition Notes

Map on lining papers.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3573.O5877 S6 1987

The Physical Object

Pagination
372 p. :
Number of pages
372

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2711150M
Internet Archive
soulflame00wood
ISBN 10
0394555716
LC Control Number
86003893
OCLC/WorldCat
13329928
Library Thing
272273
Goodreads
3016688
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