The Witch's Daughter (Paperback)

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    ITEM#: 13732724

    PAULA BRACKSTON was selected as one of the BBC's New Welsh Writers in 2010. She lives in Wales with her family, where she is working on her new novel.

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    An enthralling tale of modern witch Bess Hawksmith, a fiercely independent woman desperate to escape her cursed history who must confront the evil which has haunted her for centuries

    My name is Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith, and my age is three hundred and eighty-four years. If you will listen, I will tell you a tale of witches. A tale of magic and love and loss. A story of how simple ignorance breeds fear, and how deadly that fear can be. Let me tell you what it means to be a witch.

    In the spring of 1628, the Witchfinder of Wessex finds himself a true Witch. As Bess Hawksmith watches her mother swing from the Hanging Tree she knows that only one man can save her from the same fate: the Warlock Gideon Masters. Secluded at his cottage, Gideon instructs Bess, awakening formidable powers she didn't know she had. She couldn't have foreseen that even now, centuries later, he would be hunting her across time, determined to claim payment for saving her life.

    In present-day England, Elizabeth has built a quiet life. She has spent the centuries in solitude, moving from place to place, surviving plagues, wars, and the heartbreak that comes with immortality. Her loneliness comes to an abrupt end when she is befriended by a teenage girl called Tegan. Against her better judgment, Elizabeth opens her heart to Tegan and begins teaching her the ways of the Hedge Witch. But will she be able to stand against Gideon--who will stop at nothing to reclaim her soul--in order to protect the girl who has become the daughter she never had?

    Praise for The Witch's Daughter

    "Brackston's first novel offers well-crafted characters in an absorbing plot and an altogether delicious blend of historical fiction and fantasy." --Booklist

    "This pleasantly romantic historical fantasy debut flips lightly between the past experiences of ageless witch Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith and her present-day life in Matravers, England... Bess's adventures are fascinating." --Publishers Weekly

    Specs

    ISBN 9781250004086
    Genre FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
    Format Paperback
    Pages 389
    Publisher Date 2012-01-31 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Griffin
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.25 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Brackston, Paula
    Country of Origin United States

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