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Witch

by Finbar Hawkins

Witch Synopsis

Set in the 17th century, a breathtaking debut, and a potential prize-winner, about the power of women, witchcraft, fury, revenge and the ties that bind us. After witnessing the brutal murder of her mother by witch-hunters, Evey vows to avenge her and track down the killers. Fury burns in her bright and strong. But she has promised her mother that she will keep Dill, her little sister, safe. As the lust for blood and retribution rises to fever pitch, will Evey keep true to the bonds of sisterhood and to the magick that is her destiny? Praise for Witch: 'A story that captures sibling rivalry so perfectly and tells its tale so beautifully I didn't want it to finish' JASBINDER BILAN 'Raw, mystical and beautifully told. A striking debut' KIRSTY APPLEBAUM 'An assured debut of sisterhood and fury' THE BOOKSELLER 'A book filled with enchantment, in every sense. Dark, exciting and pacy, Witch brilliantly balances magic and realism' ANTHONY McGOWAN 'There is real magic here, though what leaps off the page is the creepy atmosphere and the raw emotion of a grieving, raging girl ... Perfect reading for a dark, stormy night' IRISH TIMES WEEKEND

Witch Press Reviews

'I couldn't stop reading this 5-star story for teens, full of witchcraft, revenge and the power of women' -- Mel Darbon, author of Rosie Loves Jack. 'Bold, original, powerful story-telling. This story of fierce love, anger and revenge, war and witch hunts, is tense and bloody and compelling' -- Julia Green, author of The House of Light 'I loved it. I loved how atmospheric it was, I loved the fierce loyalty of Evey and Dill, I loved how I could smell the weather on every page' -- Emma Kennedy, author of the Wilma Tenderfoot series 'Witch is a rare thing, a book both brilliant and original, as strange and dark as it is beautiful. A tale of revenge set in war-ravaged landscape, ruled by fear and superstition; of redemption and love between two sisters; of the corrupting power of 'Magick.' All this. And more besides' -- Chris Vick, author of CILIP Carnegie-shortlisted Girl Boy Sea 'There is real magic here, though what leaps off the page is the creepy atmosphere and the raw emotion of a grieving, raging girl ... Perfect reading for a dark, stormy night' * Irish Times Weekend * 'A book filled with enchantment, in every sense. Dark, exciting and pacy, Witch brilliantly balances magic and realism' -- Anthony McGowan, author of CILIP Carnegie Medal winner Lark 'Dark, spooky, and with beautiful lyrical prose, this is the ideal book to curl up with as the nights get darker and colder in the run up to Halloween' * BookTrust * 'An assured debut of sisterhood and fury' * The Bookseller * 'I felt its dark jewelled cloak fall about my shoulders and magic me to the time of witch-craft. A story that captures sibling rivalry so perfectly and tells its tale so beautifully I didn't want it to finish' -- Jasbinder Bilan, author of the Costa-winning Asha and the Spirit Bird

Book Information

ISBN: 9781800245907
Publication date: 1st January 2021
Author: Finbar Hawkins
Publisher: Zephyr an imprint of Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 384 pages
Categories: Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage),

About Finbar Hawkins

Finbar Hawkins is a graduate of the Bath Spa MA in Writing for Young People. He grew up in Blackheath, London and now lives in Wiltshire with his family, in a landscape steeped in myth and legend. He is a creative director for Aardman in Bristol, where he makes fun interactive things for children of all ages.

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