"With a diverse cast of powerful women, this is a world of witches I want to exist in. For Gaia's sake, get me a spot in this sacred sisterhood."
In this otherworldly masterpiece Juno Dawson presents a hidden world; prepare to be bewitched by it. In a world where 0.5% of the population has some magical ability in them, cloaking spells ensure that humans (mundanes) are totally unaware of any of it.
We first meet the friends in a treehouse the night before the Summer Solstice. Thirteen year old Helena, Leonie, Niamh, Ciara and Elle come together the night before they enter the sisterhood, stop being girls and finally become witches.
Through joining HMRC, Her Majesty's Royal Coven you become part of an illustrious witching legacy, dating back to the founding sister Anne Boleyn. They serve Gaia, and protect the crown and country from magical forces and evil.
Chapter by chapter twenty five years later we see what they have become. They are some of the most powerful witches in the land, who are brought together again to save the world from a solemn prophecy, The childhood girl gang are caught at the centre of a series of supernormal events, can they stop the apocalypse, can they prevent the Coming of the Sullied Child?
Can they uphold the tradition of witchcraft and safeguard their legacy?
A world of witches and warlocks, of sentients and adepts, elementals and healers, I loved every word in this first of a new supernatural series from Juno Dawson. In the name of Gaia, I want more!