Lammas Night

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Lammas Night
Lammas Night.jpg
first edition of Lammas Night
Author Katherine Kurtz
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 438 pp
ISBN 0-345-29516-1
OCLC 10527349
LC Class CPB Box no. 2743 vol. 17

Lammas Night is a fantasy novel by the American-born author Katherine Kurtz, first published in paperback by Ballantine Books in December 1983. The first hardcover edition was issued by Severn House in 1986.

Plot summary[edit]

Lammas Night tells the story of a group of English witches who act to save their country from Nazi attack during the Second World War. Woven within the story of their efforts are the visions and fragmented memories of one male witch, who gradually comes to realize his role in an ancient cycle of royal death, reincarnation, and sacrifice.


The events of the novel reflect an actual attempt by pagans and wiccans in Great Britain to magically aid the British war effort and forestall German invasion during the Second World War, as recounted in the wartime letters of occultist Dion Fortune.[1]


  1. ^ Fortune, Dion. The Magical Battle of Britain, Sun Chalice Books, 1993, ISBN 1-928754-21-X