Publisher's Weekly reviewed The Healer's Apprentice! Here's their review:
"Alternating between the two protagonists' viewpoints, the plot unfolds at a satisfying clip with zesty supporting characters (the healer, the duke's younger son), which add intrigue. A light-handed Christian subtext weaves seamlessly through the novel: illness, injury, and malevolence are all combated 'in the name of Jesus.' Dickerson combines fairy tale ambiance (an unkind stepmother, a rat-filled dungeon, a caricature of a bad guy) with historical touches like herbal remedies, musical instruments, and architectural details to create a colorful and convincing atmosphere in this strong debut."
Pretty awesome, isn't it? Just the fact that they reviewed it all is an honor, and to get a positive review like this really makes my day ... no, my week!