In Shaman, Healer, Heretic we are taken into the realms of the old gods. The Shamans and their powers are explained as well as the existence of their spirit helpers. Each character is created with an insight into their part of the saga. Livvy, our main character is an excellent hero, and SK is not only the perfect foil but also the most interesting intermediary. He is the one who seems to bring it all together. He is rather mysterious and knows a great deal about everything, which creates even more of a mystery. Green takes the initiative to create the characters, imbuing them with both strengths and flaws, drawing you in further.
They are so very human in many ways, and yet quite powerful in their own rights. The story is fast paced and creates a world interesting contrasts. It is exciting and yet mysterious, keeping you wondering where it will go and how this group of Shamans will be able to complete their rather difficult task. It is imaginative and fun, and a must-have for the fantasy fan. This story is quite addictive, making you want to read more of Olivia Lawson and SK along with the exciting world where Shamanism is in use, and yet still an underground and unspoken ritual.