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A glimpse of forgotten gods, 1 Nov. 2003
In Anglo-Saxon England, a young Christian monk named Wat Brand is sent on a mission to discover the secrets of the country's pagan ways. He meets Brand, a Saxon shaman/sorcerer, who shows him the ways of pagan magic and healing.
I don't want to give away the story, so I'll confine myself to saying that this scholarly book, though written as a novel, is packed with genuine historical material on how our heathen forbears thought and believed in an era before the church of the christians established its ascendancy.