Paula Brackston's debut novel, The Witch's Daughter, was the little book that could - with a captivating story, remarkable heroine, and eye-catching package, it has now netted over 200,000 copies in all formats. Now Paula returns with its sequel, The Return of the Witch, another bewitching tale of love and magic, featuring her signature blend of gorgeous writing, a fabulous and intriguing historical backdrop, and a headstrong and relatable heroine listeners will cheer for.
After five years in the Summerlands, Gideon has gained his freedom. Elizabeth knows he will go straight for Tegan and that she must protect the girl she has come to regard as her own daughter. In the time since she the dramatic night in Batchcombe woods, Tegan has traveled the world, learning from all manner of witches, and she is no longer the awkward teenager and novice spellcaster she once was. However, her skills are no match for Gideon's dark, vengeful power, and he succeeds in capturing her. Will Elizabeth be able to find her? Will they be able to defeat their nemesis once and for all?
In a breathless journey that takes them through history to the 17th and 19th centuries, witch pursues warlock. Three people steeped in magic weave a new story, but not all will survive until the end.
©2016 Paula Brackston (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
I really liked the narration. She has a great English lilt, and handles American and Cockney accents well. I generally knew who each character was from the narration.
I was grateful to be able to listen to both The Witch's Daughter and the Return of the Witch 's Daughter in sequence and immediately one after the other. The story was generally well thought out, but I would have liked to know more about how Elizabeth learned her craft. The use of flashback to tell about both Elizabeth's and Tegan's life experiences was a clever and useful technique. Although the first book can stand alone, the conclusion in the 2nd book is well written and satisfying.
I would love to hear what Elizabeth and Tegan do next....
This book wraps up the story of Elizabeth and Teagan perfectly but I still hope for another story with these characters.
From CA to TN, I've never looked back! I'm a family girl & a full time Realtor. I enjoy spending my free time w/ family & friends!
Our protagonists prevail against evil and make enjoyable discoveries about themselves in the mix. All in all, it's twisty, heart wrenching and satisfying!
I am a school counselor that loves horror, fantasy, autobiographies, self-help, and Christian genres. I am a BIG bookworm! Reading is life!
I am so glad that I got the opportunity to read "The Witch's Daughter" and "Return of the Witch" back-to-back! It really helped me stay in that world and follow Elizabeth and Teagan through time on a dangerous adventure!
This time around, Elizabeth has come back because somehow Gideon has escaped the Summerlands. It is not a matter of if but when Gideon will lash out against Teagan and Elizabeth must warn her before it's too late. She will have to follow Gideon through time (with the help of a time-stepper)because he eventually kidnaps Teagan when they least expect it.
She must return to the 1600s, not too many years after she was tried as a witch. She will then follow him into the 1800s in London not too many years before she would have become a doctor during the years of "Jack the Ripper." All the while, trying to figure out what motive he has for wanting Teagan so badly!
There will be a showdown of power and a love will blossom through the travel. Will Teagan be killed before Elizabeth can get to her? Can they finally defeat Gideon?
I cannot read in the shower and when I drive. This gives me a story even in the dead spaces!
Very high! Probably number 3.
Outlander. Bess has to overcome the same problem of having too much knowledge of future medicine and the lack of resources. Just like Claire the fact that she knows about germs gets her into major trouble. Unlike Claire, she punctually is a witch.
Love her accent.
I loved how Tegan went off to find herself. She was so young and impressionable in the first novel and in this one we get to see her purposely grow into a force to be reckoned with. It was really beautiful.
Thank you Paula for finishing this story. I really felt myself missing Bess and Tegan.
Loved the genuine love between these two women. Least: that they were supposedly very powerful but spent most of the book not believing or even understanding their abilities.
Yes ! I love her books
Easy to follow, I adore Marissa Calin's accent and it's a happy book.
I think the mouse was my favorite, unwavering loyalty!
I've listened to all of Paula Brackston's books, and love each and every one. They just would not be as wonderful if Marisa wasn't the narrator.
Yes, but unfortunately I have to stop and start a lot. Very fulfilling book.
I hope for more!
Often I am disappointed with the next book in a series, however, Ms Brackston surpassed the intensity of her first book. I am looking forward to hearing her next in this tale.
Thank you for carrying me away to this magical world.
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