Susanna Plotnick

Painter, Illustrator & Doll-maker



Ceridwen, a Wiccan priestess, and her mockingbird familiar Belanos must flee the witch hunts in Europe and learn to live in the world of mortals. They have a vision of a ship on a wild black ocean, and know they must find it and reach the New World. They are aided on their journey by an old gypsy woman, who disguises them, and a nun, Katherine, who shelters them.

Read about Ceridwen and Belanos’ perilous ocean voyage, where they find that Michael and his snake familiar Aval have also found their way onto the ship.

An atmosphere of suffering and suspicion prevails as the ship makes its way across the sea.