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
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.
I was so excited to see the sequel to "The Witch's Daughter" and this did not disappoint. The story of Elizabeth, Teagan and Gideon continues!
So far I have enjoyed these witch books, but this one was unfortunately not very good. The plot was extremely tortured and the story was not compelling at all. All conflict was heavily manufactured. The time travel element forced the story to revisit parts of The Witch's Daughter, but did so in a very forced and false way that was as unbelievable as it was unimpressive. As sequels go, this is a bad one.
Also, the reader did a bad job this time. I have enjoyed her other narrations, but in this book it was often very difficult to tell who was narrating (Elizabeth or Tegan) because she did not do distinctive voices. The point of view often shifts but it isn't until later that you realize that the point-of-view character has changed. I wish she had done more distinctive voices.
I was not expecting ting this 3rd book of the trilogy to be as good as it was. it had many new twists and I loved the stories of Teagan's travels. The end was satisfyung.
I'm still in love with all the books by this author so far and was pleasantly surprised to find out there was a sequel to The Witch's Daughter. I was not disappointed. I do think part of my infatuation comes from the fantastic narrator, but that just makes these books an all around great experience. Beautiful writing combined with beautiful narration.
Can't wait for movie!!! A real page Turner!! I'm so glad you wrote a part 2!
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