The Witch’s Daughter: A Novel

By | December 4, 2019
The Witch's Daughter: A Novel Author Paula Brackston
ISBN-10 125000408X
ISBN-13 9781250004086
Year 2012-01-31
Pages 432
Language English
Publisher St. Martin’s Griffin
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn enthralling tale of modern witch Bess Hawksmith a fiercely independent woman desperate to escape her cursed history who must confront the evil which has haunted her for centuries My name is Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith and my age is three hundred and eighty four years If you will listen I will tell you a tale of witches A tale of magic and love and loss A story of how simple ignorance breeds fear and how deadly that fear can be Let me tell you what it means to be a witch In the spring of 1628 the Witchfinder of Wessex finds himself a true Witch As Bess Hawksmith watches her mother swing from the Hanging Tree she knows that only one man can save her from the same fate the Warlock Gideon Masters Secluded at his cottage Gideon instructs Bess awakening formidable powers she didn t know she had She couldn t have foreseen that even now centuries later he would be hunting her across time determined to claim payment for saving her life In present day England Elizabeth has built a quiet life She has spent the centuries in solitude moving from place to place surviving plagues wars and the heartbreak that comes with immortality Her loneliness comes to an abrupt end when she is befriended by a teenage girl called Tegan Against her better judgment Elizabeth opens her heart to Tegan and begins teaching her the ways of the Hedge Witch But will she be able to stand against Gideonwho will stop at nothing to reclaim her soulin order to protect the girl who has become the daughter she never had Praise for The Witch s Daughter Brackston s first novel offers well crafted characters in an absorbing plot and an altogether delicious blend of historical fiction and fantasy Booklist This pleasantly romantic historical fantasy debut flips lightly between the past experiences of ageless witch Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith and her present day life in Matravers England Bess s adventures are fascinating Publishers Weekly

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