Love of Shadows (The Healer's Shadow) - a fantasy novel by Zoe Brooks

Link to book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009PCG602

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What risks would you take to follow your calling? When women healers are banned from practising Judith must decide whether to follow her calling or play it safe. 

When the thugs from the local university start attacking Shadows, will Judith step forward to help?

EXCERPT

"Peter," I say. "I don't think I've changed that dressing for a while."

The rumble is growing to thunder and there are voices.

I pick up a clean dressing and a pot of ointment from the shelves and walk across the room.

As I bend over the bed, I try not to think of the light of flames moving along the house walls of the square. I try not to see the look of hatred on the faces of the torchbearers. I try not to listen. I try to focus only on Peter and my hand as it peels back the dressing. I try not to listen to the clamour.

Under my breath I say a prayer: "Angels who are blessed, take this darkness from me."

And the darkness does clear, for a while. The wound is healing, so I apply some ointment to keep it clean and pick up the new dressing.

They are overhead now. There is no escaping the words, the room almost shakes with them: "Burn the witch! Death to the witch!"

My legs fail me and I slip to my knees. I am in the darkest of my nightmares, darkness shot through with flames. "Sarah, they are coming."

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