The Healer's Apprentice

The Healer's Apprentice

eBook - 2010 | EPub ed
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In this story loosely based on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, seventeen-year-old Rose, a healer's apprentice, falls in love with the betrothed Lord Hamlin, who is seeking the sorcerer who cursed his future bride.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. :, Zondervan,, 2010
Edition: EPub ed
ISBN: 9780310407539
0310407532
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (254 pages)
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ShamaBole
Dec 08, 2020

Mainly, I am glad the dog doesn't die.

Other than that, the book is a confusion of superficialities, centering around god/Jesus/superstition that high quality fantasy novels wouldn't touch.

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Breckie26
Aug 01, 2020

book 1 of Hagenheim series

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EbookCatalie
Jul 08, 2020

1 of 11 Hagenheim

bibliosara Nov 20, 2019

This is my first time reading The Healer's Apprentice as an adult, and I was thoroughly impressed with Dickerson's literary skill. I was also surprised to learn that this was her debut novel!
An enchanting story set in medieval Germany, this novel follows a young woman as she tries to find courage to be a healer while also being distracted by the handsome - and unavailable - sons of the Duke. However, Rose's fate is not the only thing that hangs in the balance. A sorcerer intent on harm runs loose in Hagenheim, and its up to Lord Hamlin, the Duke's eldest son, to stop the villain before a life is threatened.
Although this book is placed in the juvenile section at my library, it is really more suited to the New Adult genre. The tone and writing sounds like anything out of an adult fiction title (and a good deal better than most books I've read), and there are some situations that would be a little scary for some middle grade readers.
As for my personal opinion, I loved this book. I couldn't find a thing wrong with it, and it had wonderful elements of strong faith woven throughout. In fact, religion is a central theme in Dickerson's books, and this one is particularly powerful. The battle between good and evil is a little unsettling in its realism, but that much more rewarding when the true hero of the book is not a man or woman - but the Lord Himself. With complex characters, detailed descriptions of a fascinating time period, moving testaments to the power of faith in God, a thrilling romance, and a hint of whimsy in the form of the retelling of a fairy tale, you'll find that this novel will be one you'll put on your to-REread shelf.

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BeCheese
Oct 18, 2018

This book made me fall in love with the author. Absolutely will love this series, if you're into romance that is. Though it did have enough action and mystery so as not too mushy.

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nbbooks
Apr 09, 2018

I'll keep it short: I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think every girl should read it, it is soooooo good!!!

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Wildflower238
Apr 04, 2018

I didn’t enjoy much. Super predictable and cliche. I hope her other books are better.

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Gwen904
Mar 28, 2018

Too predictable and uninteresting. Slow-paced and mildly saccharine, it's better for idealists and romantics than it is for me. And that's saying a lot, because I love books, and I don't mind romance.
I'm not saying this wasn't a good book. It an okay book. But it could have been better. I hope Dickerson's other novels are better.

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blue_parrot_326
Jul 02, 2017

Melanie Dickerson is my favorite author for sure. This book: The Healer's Apprentice is very loosely based on Sleeping beauty. A nice story from the Hagenheim series. It is written in a way that focuses on both Rose and Lord Hamlin's viewpoint. Very interesting to read. I would definitely recommend this book to all.

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ki02
Mar 06, 2017

I love this book! When I read it I couldn't even put it down. I really enjoyed it!

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Gwen904
Mar 28, 2018

Beautiful, kind, and smart princess finding love in a prince, breaking up, finding love in his brother, happy ending.

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meglou13
May 31, 2013

Rose, a 17 year old healer's apprentice works to become the town's next healer. Betrothed Lord Hamlin notices her while he seeks to destroy the sorceror who cursed his future bride. Rose falls in love with him. What will happen?

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