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Fantasy trilogy read in the 80s, involving witches/wizards and Stonehenge

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1mehjg
Sep 9, 4:20pm Top

I think one of the books had a title something like "The White Witch"? I remember there are wizards and witches, and that they use Stonehenge (or similar structures) to travel (in space, maybe in time?); one evil(ish) wizard uses it also to change his soul into a younger body. I read the books in the 80s; I don't remember if they were specifically targeted at young adults, but they probably were. I've tried to find the books with Google using the above information, but haven't succeeded.
Thanks a lot!

2sueelleker
Sep 10, 1:36am Top

Not 'The Dark is Rising' series by Susan Cooper? One of the books is titled 'The Gray King'.

3WeeTurtle
Edited: Sep 10, 2:19am Top

I've read two of those and thought it might be that as well, but I don't recall Stonehenge in either. The Dark is Rising and The Grey King, both. They feature old British folklore and early Arthurian myth, I think. I believe it's a series of 5.

4curioussquared
Sep 10, 12:29pm Top

None of the plot points noted match with the Dark is Rising series. I'm not sure what it is, but it's not that. I will keep thinking!

5mehjg
Sep 14, 2:53pm Top

Thanks, everybody! I hope someone can help me find this one. I just checked "The Dark is Rising" and that's definitely not it. The Stonehenge (or similar structure) thing was important because one of the good guys is taken by one of the bad guys, who takes over his body, and he becomes the protagonist of the second or third book, if I remember correctly. When he takes over the other man's body, it's more like a fusion of minds than a replacement, so the bad guy stops being quite so bad...

6mehjg
Oct 11, 3:03pm Top

Funny, I remember more or less what the cover of one of the books looked like, but can't remember the name well...

7WeeTurtle
Oct 12, 5:13am Top

Perhaps describe the cover?

8Jarandel
Oct 13, 2:42pm Top

Was there a strong anti-Roman/Caesar sentiment/plot going on ? I'm thinking of the Tros of Samothrace series, but it's not a trilogy afaik though it's been republished with some variations to the number of volumes.

For some reason I seem to remember a part where a protagonist might have been brought unwillingly to Stonehenge for indeterminate shenanigans, but this is all incredibly old and fuzzy so I might be lights-years off the mark.

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