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Publisher's Summary

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

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LOVE this book.

Great story from beginning to end. Lots of twists and turns. left hanging on every word. Worth another read.

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  • Lori
  • Midlothian, TX, United States
  • 03-19-17

I loved it!!

This book wraps up the story of Elizabeth and Teagan perfectly but I still hope for another story with these characters.

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Excellent

Excellent series. Interesting characters. Only thing I wished for, was that the men’s voices could have been read by men.

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Good book

Good sequel book. I enjoyed Tegan's growth. She wasn't as interesting in the first book but made up for it in this sequel.

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Magical and Thrilling

I absolutely loved and enjoyed the story as well as the characters. It is a fantastic ending to The Witches Daughter. Makes you feel like anything is possible.

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It was good, just not as good

I struggled many times to focus on this book. It now having taken me a year to complete it. The story was good, but wasn't grabbing me as much as some of the other books she has written. I also found it hard to know which character was speaking when they would do the transitions between the two main women. But still pretty good book and story.

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Excellent sequel to The Witch’s Daughter

The story just got better and better . Starting with The Witch’s Daughter, the story of Elizabeth & Tegan continues . I certainly hope there will be a continuation to the story in a third book?
(I didn’t like the Winter Witch - to me it was extremely annoying )

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  • Mary
  • United States
  • 01-03-18

Great Sequel

Enjoyed this book as much as the first in the Shadow Chronicles series. Great ending.

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Great story - Not the end?

The concept is fantastic and fresh. There is plenty on suspense throughout and a nicely fleshed out set of characters.
My only wish, as always, was that the narrator let us know, some how, that we shifted from Elizabeth to Tiegan. Since the narrator does not change her voice for each character, it can get confusing. She is a good narrator, though.

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2 Are Better Than One

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....

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