The Thickety

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 106 ratings

The Thickety Publisher's Summary

Hand in hand, the witch's children walked down the empty road.

When Kara Westfall was six years old, her mother was convicted of the worst of all crimes: Witchcraft. Years later, Kara and her little brother, Taff, are still shunned by the people of their village, who believe that nothing is more evil than magic…except, perhaps, the mysterious forest that covers nearly the entire island. It has many names, this place. Sometimes it is called the Dark Wood, or Sordyr's Realm. But mostly it's called the Thickety.

The black-leaved trees swayed toward Kara and then away, as though beckoning her.

The villagers live in fear of the Thickety and the terrible creatures that live there. But when an unusual bird lures Kara into the forbidden forest, she discovers a strange book with unspeakable powers. A book that might have belonged to her mother.

And that is just the beginning of the story.

The Thickety: A Path Begins is the start of a thrilling and spellbinding tale about a girl, the Thickety, and the power of magic.

©2014 J. A. White (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • The Thickety

    • A Path Begins
    • By: J. A. White
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    When Kara Westfall was six years old, her mother was convicted of the worst of all crimes: Witchcraft. Years later, Kara and her little brother, Taff, are still shunned by the people of their village, who believe that nothing is more evil than magic…except, perhaps, the mysterious forest that covers nearly the entire island. It has many names, this place. Sometimes it is called the Dark Wood, or Sordyr's Realm. But mostly it's called the Thickety.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Anti-witch cult

    • By Leanna on 05-07-15

    Regular price: $26.23

  • Book 2

    • The Thickety: The Whispering Trees

    • By: J. A. White
    • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18

    The branches closed behind Kara and Taff when they rode Shadowdancer into the dark forest. But there is no returning to the village, and Sordyr chases close behind. The forest demon has a terrible plan - one that requires Kara's magic to succeed. The dangers of the Thickety are many. Its plants are often deadly, strange animals whisper among the trees, and unknown magic lurks behind every twist and shadow of the path. But more dangerous still are the other inhabitants of the Thickety.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and Engaging

    • By Jean on 03-28-16

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 3

    • The Thickety

    • Well of Witches
    • By: J. A. White
    • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Kara and Taff know that only Grace Stone has the power to reverse her Last Spell on their father and that in order to save him, they have to rescue their foe from the Well of Witches first. Forgiving Grace should be the hardest part of their journey...but soon the children are confronted by creatures called the Faceless, mysteries as old as magic, and an ancient secret that threatens their very lives. Back in the World, a war against magic is brewing that endangers everyone they care about.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loving it

    • By Victoria on 07-03-17

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 4

    • The Thickety #4: The Last Spell

    • By: J. A. White
    • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    The spellbinding conclusion in the critically acclaimed Thickety series, perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman. In The Thickety #4: The Last Spell, Kara and her brother, Taff, must find the hidden pieces of Princess Evangeline's grimoire to defeat Rygoth and her army of witches in one last good-versus-evil battle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ending is so good

    • By roxanne on 08-08-17

    Regular price: $28.51