Written by George MacDonald. Embedded Reader’s Guide by Jeri Massi. C.S. Lewis never met George MacDonald but considered him to be his own mentor and guide in the writing of meaningful fiction. MacDonald’s grasp of the comfort and terror of Goodness and his passion for writing vivid fantasy made him a pioneer of Christian fiction, sadly ignored in our era of glib and trite stories for children.
Readers of the The Bridge and The Bracken Trilogy by Jeri Massi have enjoyed the wise woman and the compelling mystery that surrounds her. This is the book that inspired The Bracken Trilogy. In these pages you will find the original wise woman: beautiful, dangerous, kind, merciful, and severe. With a strong appeal for both adults and children, this is a must for family reading. Accompanying notes by Jeri Massi add background and show some of the links between MacDonald’s fiction and how C.S. Lewis incorporated his ideas into his own Narnia series.