“The Singing Stone” O.R. Melling
Eighteen year old Kay, a Canadian orphan, has always been haunted by dreams and visions of a past she knows nothing about. Then she receives a parcel of books about legends of an ancient Celtic stone that sings. Suspecting that the key to her past lies in Ireland, she travels to that country and is drawn into a heroic quest for the four lost treasures of the Tuatha De Danaan: the Sword, the Spear, the Cauldron, and – most important of all – the Stone of Destiny. Druids plot and invaders threaten as Kay is caught up in a web of danger and romance.
Ok, this might not be a Wiccan book, but this was the book that started it all for me, peaking my interest in magic, adventure, and all things Celtic. Oh how I wanted to be Kay! Imagine my surprise when I grew up and realized that much of what the author wrote about was from existing Celtic folklore and mythology, rather then a figment of her imagination (well, ok maybe a bit of figmental imagination thrown in). The Tuatha de Danann, the Fomorians, the Fir Bolg, Amergin, Eriu, and the four magical treasures; Dagda’s Cauldron, the Spear of Lugh, the Stone of Fal, the Sword of Light of Nuada… All from Celtic folklore, with their own stories and mystery. Even though I first read this book many, many years ago, I think its a great young adult book for children and adults alike. Definately my favourite from O.R. Melling.