A Secret History of Witches
By Louisa Morgan
Read by Polly Lee
A sweeping novel of family, sacrifice, love, and magic for fans of A Discovery of Witches, The Witchfinder's Sister and Outlander.
Discover a magical historical saga of mothers, daughters and the power of witchcraft - perfect for fans of A Discovery of Witches, Outlander and Nora Roberts.
'Will sweep you away to a time of magic, love, and loss . . . mesmerising' Tish Thawer
'It's true, ma petite. If they know - if they discover what we are - they will try to kill us'
Brittany, 1821. After Grand-mere Ursule gives her life to save her family, their magic seems to die with her. Even so, the Orchires fight to keep the old ways alive, practicing half-remembered spells and arcane rites in hopes of a revival. And when their youngest daughter comes of age, magic flows anew. The lineage continues, though new generations struggle not only to master their power, but also to keep it hidden.
But when World War II looms on the horizon, magic is needed more urgently than ever - not for simple potions or visions, but to change the entire course of history.
A Secret History of Witches is a moving historical saga that traces five generations of fiercely powerful mothers and daughters - witches whose magical inheritance is both a dangerous threat and an extraordinary gift.
*SHORTLISTED FOR THE ENDEAVOUR AWARD*
'A deeply satisfying and magical work of great craft' Carol Goodman, author of Incubus
'Deftly captures the greatest magic of all: the love between mothers and daughters'
Jordanna Max Brodsky
'Enthralling . . . Deeply moving and richly conceived' Kay Kenyon
'I loved it. A beautiful generational tale, reminiscent of Practical Magic . . . Grounded and real, painful and hopeful at the same time' Laure Eve
'Epic in scope and heartbreakingly tender . . . Recommended for fans of Nora Roberts' Booklist
Louisa Morgan is a pseudonym.
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03 May 2018
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At once sprawling and intimate, A Secret History of Witches deftly captures the greatest magic of all: the love between mothers and daughters — Jordanna Max Brodsky, author of The Immortals
A moving multigenerational saga about strong women who work behind the scenes to save the world from tyranny. A deeply satisfying and magical work of great craft — Carol Goodman, author of Incubus
I loved it. A beautiful generational tale, reminiscent of Practical Magic if it had been set in various time periods, but much more expansive in scope. Grounded and real, painful and hopeful at the same time — Laure Eve, author of The Graces
Morgan's transportive words will sweep you away to a time of magic, love, and loss. Simply hold on and enjoy this mesmerizing ride — Tish Thawer, award-winning author of The Witches of BlackBrook series
[An] epic relay race that gripped me from start to finish. Fiercely uncompromising and unsentimentally poignant, A Secret History of Witches will transfix you — Michael Bishop
An enthralling journey through time and the hearts of women with powers they must hide. Deeply moving and richly conceived. The secret is out. This is how it happened — Kay Kenyon, author of At the Table of Wolves
Poignant tale of mothers and daughters struggling to survive and preserve their craft in a hostile world. A tale full of love and betrayal, happiness and terror, it will keep you reading long into the night — Melissa Lenhardt, author of Sawbones
A grand family saga rich with historical detail and threaded through with magic. You won't want this book to end — Sharon Shinn, author of Archangel
A Secret History of Witches is an epic family saga that speaks to the strength of all women and the difference that one true heart can make, not only for herself, but for the world — Marci Jefferson, author of Girl on the Golden Coin
A Secret History of Witches examines the bonds between mothers and daughters, and the power of hidden magic to quietly save the world, particularly as the world braces for another global war — Brit + Co
Fans of Outlander, Practical Magic, and other female-empowered family sagas and historical fiction will never want to leave these deliciously absorbing pages. Louisa Morgan, I await your next book with great anticipation! — THE BERKSHIRE EDGE