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A coming of age journey along the Camino de Santiago in medieval Spain.

Book One in the Seekers Series


In 1250 AD, in an obscure corner of northeastern Spain at the foot of the Pyrenees, ancient

Basque traditions collide with the onslaught of Christianity. Amika, a young Basque girl on the

brink of adulthood and her mother, a healer, awake in the night to the howls of an angry mob

approaching their hut. Torches fly and their hut goes up in flames. The rabid throng drags her

mother away to be burned at the stake as a witch. Amika flees in terror into the forest. A Wise

Woman of the ancient tradition rescues her and initiates Amika into the Old Ways. Soon they

too are hunted down and jailed, doomed to suffer the same fate as Amika's mother. A

sympathetic priest frees Amika, but as the price of her freedom he sends her on a quest to walk

the Camino de Santiago, the ancient pilgrimage route across northern Spain. Along the way

Amika encounters danger, hardship, and fear before she meets the man and child with whom

she will share her future.

"Finding the Way" (Book One in the Seekers Series) by Cindy Burkart Maynard

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