The Return of the Witch: A Novel
In The Witch’s Daughter readers met Elizabeth Hawksmith and her apprentice Tegan as they battled evil in the form of the warlock, Gideon Masters. In the five years since the battle at Batchcombe Woods, both in real time and book time, readers, author, and Elizabeth have circled around and it’s time to battle evil once again. As The Return of the Witch opens, Gideon escapes his bonds in the Summerlands and Elizabeth goes in pursuit of him. Though what she finds upon her return is far more than she expected in the young witch she left behind.
The Return of the Witch blows reader expectations out of the water. Especially for fans who have followed Paula Brackston’s other witchy stories, this feels like back to the beginning, only better. From time steppers to magic spells, this more than worthy followup to the first novel takes everything wonderful about The Witch’s Daughter and ramps it up by eleven. This is a shining example of an author at the top of her craft, with a terrific ear for story. An incredible read, as Tegan steps into her power, one can’t wait to see where Ms. Brackston will go next with her own.
Thomas Dunne Books