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Book Review: The Last Changeling by Chelsea Pitcher

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An Exclusive First Look at Brom's New Dark Fantasy Book — Featuring Krampus, the Christmas Devil!

Perchta or Berchta was once known as a goddess in Southern Germanic paganism in the Alpine countries. Her name means "the bright one". Perchta was at first a benevolent spirit. In Germanic paganism, Perchta had the rank of a minor deity. That changed to an enchanted creature (spirit or elf) in Old High German - such as Grimm describes - but she was given a more malevolent character (sorceress or witch) in later ages. Gerald Brom’s New Dark Fantasy Art


King Oswald asked Irish Saint Aidan (7th cent), a monk at the monastery of St Columba, to convert Northumbria. The king gave him the island of Lindisfarne, and the saint founded a famous monastery. Once, when the two dined together, a servant said many poor people waited outside. The king ordered all their food be given them, including the silver plates, which would be broken up for them. Saint Aidan prayed Oswald's generous right hand may never perish. It was incorrupt for centuries. (Aug…