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by Cecelia Holland

eBook Pillar of the Sky epub
  • ISBN: 0394535383
  • Author: Cecelia Holland
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (May 12, 1985)
  • Pages: 534 pages
  • ePUB size: 1690 kb
  • FB2 size 1140 kb
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Pillar of the Sky. A Novel of Stonehenge.

Pillar of the Sky. For an object as old and as famous as Stonehenge is, surprisingly little is known about it. Certainly nothing is known of its meaning and value to the peoples who made it, over a period of a thousand years, first digging up the ground to build a circular embankment, then, in fits and starts, digging holes, into which they sometimes set stones. We have a good idea of where the stones stood; we know pretty much where they came from; we can explain how Neolithic farmers, without the wheel, without beasts of burden, without. 746 printed pages. One of today’s foremost historical novelists, Cecelia Holland explores the strange and enduring mystery of Stonehenge, one of the true wonders of the ancient and modern world. A novel of primitive England and the birth of the breathtaking monoliths known as Stonehenge, from a first-class storyteller (People). A breathtaking speculation, Pillar of the Sky is an unforgettable tale brimming with action, colorful characters, vivid detail, intelligence, and wonder, while presenting a possible history of the man-made miracle on Salisbury Plain that confounds scientists, scholars, and archaeologists to this day. Fiction Historical.

Cecelia Holland paints an incredible story of strength and The Pillar of the Sky is a most remarkable story of Stonehenge, and tells the tale of a young cast off child who rises to be a shaman of extraordinary power. Filled with intrigue, magic, and sacrifice The Pillar of the Sky is a must read book.

moves with great energy but without neglecting rich detail; the dim past springs to buoyant and believable life. Cecelia Holland has been writing since she was 12, and spends a good deal of every day writing

moves with great energy but without neglecting rich detail; the dim past springs to buoyant and believable life. Cecelia Holland has been writing since she was 12, and spends a good deal of every day writing. She chose to write historical fiction, because, being 12, she had precious few stories of her own, and history seemed to her then, as it still does, an endless fund of material.

Born in Henderson, Nevada, Cecelia Holland was educated at Pennsylvania State University and Connecticut College, where she received her .

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. Born in Henderson, Nevada, Cecelia Holland was educated at Pennsylvania State University and Connecticut College, where she received her . She has served as a visiting professor of English at Connecticut College since 1979. Holland's historical novels have received broad critical acclaim. According to one critic, she "proves that there can be more to historical thrillers than swordplay and seduction.

From deep in the mists of time, Cecelia Holland has drawn forth this tale of life on the Salisbury Plain, among the Stone Age Britons who built Stonehenge. It is the story of hunters, of kings and matriarchs, and of one outcast boy who becomes a shaman, burning with a vision that will take shape in mighty pillars of stone.

One of today’s foremost historical novelists, Cecelia Holland explores the strange and enduring mystery of Stonehenge, one of the true wonders of the ancient and modern world.

Pillar of the Sky (1985) - The charismatic and visionary Moloquin – "the unwanted"-leads . Holland, Cecelia (2000). Holland, Cecelia (Dec 2013). Locus Looks at Books : Divers Hands". Locus (635): 22. Griffith, Nicola (2013).

Pillar of the Sky (1985) - The charismatic and visionary Moloquin – "the unwanted"-leads The People to erect the stone circle at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, and to defend it from their enemies. The death that saved Europe : the Mongols turn back". In Cowley, Robert (e. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. The angel and the sword. Killheffer, Robert K. J. (Jan 2001).

Электронная книга "The Cecelia Holland Historical Fiction Collection: Until the Sun Falls, Jerusalem, and Pillar of the Sky", Cecelia Holland

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Two thousand years ago, at the site of Stonehenge, an outcast child grows up to become chief of the People and, guided by the women, to rebuild the ring of stones
Comments: (7)
Vetibert
I plodded my way through this novel, hoping that something would bring it all together toward the end. It never happened. I never got the sense there was any point to the story, that Moloquin had brought anything of value, that the changes he caused in his society were good or bad, lasting or fleeting, important or trivial. I never felt a sense of "so what" after any of the actions. I never got a sense of character development for any of the characters, not only the primary. The whole thing felt flat.

Added to that, each chapter is quite long, and action shifts from one scene to another with nothing to notify the reader of the shift. So I would end up reading a paragraph, and then having to re-read once I realized the change had occurred. It may have been simply the reformatting for Kindle, but I found it extremely disconcerting.

Two weeks reading -- I think of the good books I *could* have read in that time and feel somewhat cheated.
Uscavel
The story started out a little slow. I was afraid it was going to be a familiar story because there wasn't anything too interesting or really new about the story. As it moved on I felt as if the main character was going to be too heroic to be true. However, the story picked up, the hero was flawed after all and the story moved faster than it had seemed it would. The author explains how the pillars were erected - plausible theory. The characters were very human. They were more complicated - those who seemed to be useless or shallow proved themselves and became good, productive citizens if not the real heroes.
Qulcelat
I actually picked up (or rather downloaded) this book because I knew the author when I was young. Her family lived in our neighborhood, and I was curious to read something by Cecelia. I was not sure what to expect, but before very long, I was caught up in the journey of Moloquin and fascinated by the glimpse into life when men lived in tribes, learning of the roles of both men and women, and the beliefs and values of these early People. And it soon became clear that we, as a race of humans, have not progressed much. Just look at the problems we face around the world, or in our current political mess. I was saddened, but at the same time, I was drawn to the story, the setting, and its characters. It is well written, with none of the poor editing that I , and other readers, notice in too many books today. It was truly a fascinating trip back in time.
Bradeya
It's been awhile since I last read a book by Cecelia Holland,and I'm happy to say that time hasn't dimmed her art. It was difficult to find a hero in this one, or someone to mourn in the end, but imagining the mystical awakening in such a brutal age, that could conceive and execute a Stonehenge leaves is reason enough to read. The one criticism in the Kindle edition is that within the very long chapters there were no spaces between paragraphs or other markers to indicate breaks in action or scene and character shifts. That was disorienting and annoying.
Arryar
I didn't know what I was getting into when I chose this book. I just knew that I was bored with the same old mystery, romance, fantasy, stories that I normally choose. I was looking for something new and original. Pillars of the sky took me to a world unknown and forgotten. It is well written and kept me interested throughout. What a breath of fresh air. Thank CecIlia Holland for bringing these people to life.
Flower
… walk through these pages, clothed in skins or woolens, all real, breathing people, living over forty centuries ago, finding meaning for their lives in the stones and stars of the Pillar of the Sky. The outcasts’ fortunes rise, peak, and fall along with the rising and waning of the sun, moon, and stars tracked by the stones of the Pillar of the Sky. Stonehenge’s genesis is pictured through this story, but the story is more focused, as it should be, on the people who found a meaning for living in the wonderful struggle to find a way and even a reason for finding stones, transporting them, shaping them, and then raising the forty-tonned liths atop other stones in positions to frame defined celestial events. These people, their culture, their myths, their passions, all are presented so grounded in the reality of the human quest, that we find something of ourselves in these people walking forth out of a time 4000 years ago. And it’s told in such beautiful language that at times the reader can but sit quietly, reading and re-reading those lines of prose Ms. Holland has crafted for us, lifting our imagination toward the perception of the beauty, the shock, the shivering vision of the stars that rise and wander and recede as we stand in the middle of the rings of stone, gazing through the Gateway to the Overworld, shoulder to shoulder with these people she has created for us.
Kearanny
This is a book about the building of Stonehenge. It's realistic in that the characters are generally not all good. There's politics and power going to the head of rulers. It's a long book covering a couple of generations - a little too long for me. I started to get tired of it before I finished it. There was a lot of hard work going into the building of this thing, and like other such monuments in antiquity, I've found myself wondering why go to all that hard work for ultimately nothing. I'm sure most would disagree with that statement but that is an element of the book - getting people to break their backs hauling and erecting huge stones when they are asking why do this. The ending was not at all obvious and to me not all that satisfying. It did go into how the work may have been done and that was interesting. It is well written and error free.
This was not all that well written and a bit drawn out. At some point I just wanted it to end. I stuck it out but it would have been better with a good edit. The process of locating, moving and raising the stones was somewhat interesting as I have actually been to Stonehenge and that was my motivation for selecting the book. The information about early metallurgy was also interesting as well as the description of the group living situation of these early humans. The character development and description of relationships seemed unrealistic.
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