Heron's Path
Heron's Path
Heron's Path
Alethea Eason’s newest book, The Heron’s Path, has all the grace of the river that flows through its pages. One steps lithely into the world of Katy and her delicate sister Celeste. It is a world where the old and the new mingle, the Old Ones hold a knowing but genteel sway and the country man perhaps shouldn’t be so trusting of his dulled senses. Will Celeste come to know the purpose of her wanderings and dreams? Will Katy and aged Olena be able to keep her from the clutches of the evil we-nei-la? Follow them “north to the true wilderness, dark with ancient trees, where the Nanchuti struggle to keep their sacred songs from vanishing.” Like the current of the river Talum that witnesses all within these pages, you too will be swept along in the adventure, sometimes in reflective pools, sometimes drawn inexorably to the falls… to find the Heron’s Path.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fantasy

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Katy is a teenage girl.  Her younger sister, Celeste, has a strange habit of throwing off her clothes and running away.  Her father believes it has something to do with Olena, a Native American woman who tells the girls stories about the ancient powers of the world.  When the government sends a teacher to make the natives ‘civilized’, Katy and Celeste go to learn as well.  As it nears time for the natives’ traditional dances, several natives try to convince the girls to come and dance with them.  However, the white settlers don’t approve of t

From the Publisher

Praise for Heron's Path:

"Heron's Path is a beautiful read. I was swept away by Alethea Eason's rich and beautiful evocations of the natural world."

Bruce Coville, author of My Teacher is an Alien
and Always October

"A beautiful tale of a girl finding her power, magically told."

Ashen Vaden, Course in Mirrors

"A new imagining of native myths offers a heartwarming tale of two sisters with different destinies."

Michael Jung, Suite101




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