Friday, October 21, 2011

The Healer's Apprentice

The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson.

Summery:As the Healer's apprentice Rose gets away from the family, though nice, she didn't feel welcome in. Due to her mothers lack of love. One day when Lord Hamlin is injured and she is the only one there as the Healer is out, she has to face her fears of pain and help Lord Hamlin. Soon after she starts seeing Lord Hamlin more often. She is invited to a dance where his brother,Lord Rupert, takes an interest in her.She soon grows fond of Lord Hamlin though. But it couldn't work..he is betrothed and constantly searching for his betrothed's evil villian who wants to hurt her.Though he has never met her he is soon to marry her. Who can tell what will happen in this grand adventure.

Romance:A couple kisses, talk of(not anything bad) marriage), hugging, holding hands, being betrothed, kissing someones hand, admiring, flirting, thinking about someone.
Bad Romance:Mention of Lord Rupert taking a servant to bed and another Lord getting a servant pregnant, marrying her and then divorcing her.


Violence:Some beating up/fist fights, a few deaths, an almost hanging, injuries. Moncore, the evil villain after Lord Hamlin's betrothed tries to hurt Rose and somewhat poisons her.

Other:Dark magic.

Time Period: 1386.

What I Thought:Great story, style of writing(I love the fairy tale feeling, it is actually a retelling of Sleeping Beauty. And Melanie really did well with the retelling!) and the plot was great even though you could guess some parts, it wasn't too easy. The characters where nice and solid too. I really liked The Healer,Geruscha, Rose and Hamlin(he is also called Wilhelm). It was a great book!

Rating & Age:5 stars. 13/14 up.



  1. I really want to read this. :)

  2. Rebekah:It is! It's a great fairy tale!

    Trinka:I did was a great when I did :)


  3. I adore this book. I'm so glad you liked it too! =)

  4. I read and loved this book, too! :) I'm a fairy-tale fanatic. :)


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