A Secret History of Witches (Hardcover)

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Bookseller: Zazu
Title: A Secret History of Witches

Comments:
This book is so much more than the title alone implies - I gulped it down in 2 days, though it's also the PERFECT book to sink into and stretch out over a long winter!

Historical fiction at its absolute finest, this book follows the story of 5 generations of Romani women - mothers and daughters over the course of changing centuries - who must endure the sexism and xenophobia inherent with their family legacy and the times. Each generation is extraordinarily unique in personality, desires, and goals, yet the obstacles they face repeat themselves, just in different ways.

The language twists and turns beautifully, allowing you to clearly envision the wind-swept cliff-tops, damp leaves swirling into a cave that offers refuge; to spy the twisted darkness deep in the eyes of a pristine, self-righteous priest; to feel both the aching love of a gnarled cat and the sudden vitriolic hate of a former steadfast husband that target women of every age.
Fans of Outlander, Practical Magic, and other female-empowered family sagas and historical fiction will never want to leave these deliciously absorbing pages.

Louisa Morgan, I await your next book with great anticipation!

— From Zazu

Description


A sweeping historical saga that traces five generations of fiercely powerful mothers and daughters - witches whose magical inheritance is both a dangerous threat and an extraordinary gift. Brittany, 1821. After Grand-m?re Ursule gives her life to save her family, their magic seems to die with her.
Even so, the Orchires fight to keep the old ways alive, practicing half-remembered spells and arcane rites in hopes of a revival. And when their youngest daughter comes of age, magic flows anew. The lineage continues, though new generations struggle not only to master their power, but also to keep it hidden. But when World War II looms on the horizon, magic is needed more urgently than ever - not for simple potions or visions, but to change the entire course of history.

"At once sprawling and intimate, A Secret History of Witches deftly captures the greatest magic of all: the love between mothers and daughters." --Jordanna Max Brodsky, author of The Immortals

About the Author


Louisa Morgan is a pseudonym.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316508551
ISBN-10: 0316508551
Publisher: Redhook
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Pages: 496
Language: English