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The Earth Goddess

(1984)
(The third book in the Pagans Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
It is 3000 BC. The cult of the Earth Goddess is controlled throughout the vast empire of Europe by the secretive and unscrupulous Red Order, the priesthood which manipulates all power for its own ends. The land that is now called England has been annexed and its lord, Brennis Gehan Fifth, betrayed and murdered. The Lady Altheme, his consort, has escaped to the forest. She is carrying his son, Paoul, rightful inheritor of the Valdoe domain.

But his inheritance is usurped by his illegitimate half-brother. Ignorant of his parentage, Paoul is orphaned, sold into the priesthood, and sent to the mainland citadel for instruction. His teachers predict a great destiny for him. Only later, beyond the point of no return, do his doubts begin ... This remarkable novel, complete in itself, follows The Stone Arrow and The Flint Lord and concludes The Pagans, a trilogy whose theme finds form in Paoul's disillusionment and in his illicit passion for his half-brother's wife, the gentle and beautiful girl who becomes for him the true Goddess of the Earth. The story of their love races to a climax of tragedy that signals devastating consequences for the evil men of the priesthood and the empire.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

October 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Earth Goddess
Author(s): Richard Herley
ISBN: 0-517-05761-1 / 978-0-517-05761-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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June 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: The earth goddess
Author(s): Richard Herley
ISBN: 0-688-06213-X / 978-0-688-06213-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Morrow
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November 1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: Earth Goddess
Author(s): Richard Herley
ISBN: 0-434-32764-6 / 978-0-434-32764-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Earth Goddess
Author(s): Richard Herley
ISBN: 0-434-32763-8 / 978-0-434-32763-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann
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Paperback Editions

November 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Earth Goddess (The Pagan's Trilogy, Book 3)
Author(s): Richard Herley
ISBN: 0-345-34327-1 / 978-0-345-34327-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Kindle Editions

October 1984 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Earth Goddess (The Pagans Book 3)
Author(s): Richard Herley
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