Daughter of the Morning Star
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Paperback: 304 pages
Daughter of the Morning Star is BOOK II of the series, Remembrance of Things That Never Happened.
It follows BOOK I, The Cave of Storms.
In 1703, Mary emerges from Abenaki Indian captivity and returns to Salem, where she gathers together a band of abused children. These include Mary’s niece, the endearing five-year-old Sophie, whom her mother, Letty, accuses of being a witch and locks up periodically without food or water. Letty also abuses pretty fifteen-year-old black ‘Chuba, Letty’s slave, whom Letty shoots for secretly feeding Sophie. Roaming the streets is Dorcas, the teen-aged distracted daughter of a hanged witch. And taking refuge in the Pest House are the plague-scarred artistic ten-year-old Abigail and the inventive twelve-year-old Thaddeus, both cared for by Elihu, a hideously cratered hulk of a man who falls hopelessly in love with Mary. Her moral compass and spiritual knowledge guide her to rescue many victims of societal and individual injustice.