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The Age of Witches

The Age of Witches

‘A MUST-READ FOR THOSE WHO LIKE MAGIC, LOVE AND A LITTLE BIT OF FEEL-GOOD FEMINISM IN THEIR HISTORICAL FICTION’ Library Journal

A young witch must choose between love and loyalty, power and ambition, in this magical novel set in Gilded Age New York and London.

In 1692, Bridget Bishop was hanged as a witch. Two hundred years later, her legacy lives on in the scions of two very different lines: one dedicated to using their powers to heal and help women in need; the other, determined to grasp power for themselves.

This clash will play out in the fate of Annis, a young woman in Gilded Age New York who finds herself a pawn in the family struggle for supremacy. She’ll need to claim her own power to save herself – and resist succumbing to the darkness that threatens to overcome them all.

‘An Austen-esque romance, a heart-racing mystery full of dangerous twists and an anxiety-inducing yet enthralling family feud, Louisa Morgan’s The Age of Witches is anything but a traditional tale of good versus evil’ BookPage

‘Morgan’s beautifully conjured tale of three women, social mores, and the sanctity of self-determination is thoroughly enthralling’ Booklist

‘[A] robust tale of matriarchal magic in a lushly depicted Gilded Age New York . . . Readers will root for these powerful women as they struggle to overcome the social limitations of their time, whether through magic or force of personality’ Publishers Weekly

‘This is a book about witches, told from their perspective. As such, it’s a lyrically and lovely written triumph about independent, unusual women’ Book Riot
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

On Sale: 23rd April 2020

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780356512587

Reviews

[A] robust tale of matriarchal magic in a lushly depicted Gilded Age New York . . . Readers will root for these powerful women as they struggle to overcome the social limitations of their time, whether through magic or force of personality
Publishers Weekly
Morgan's beautifully conjured tale of three women, social mores, and the sanctity of self-determination is thoroughly enthralling
Booklist
A must-read for those who like magic, love, and a little bit of feel-good feminism in their historical fiction
Library Journal
This is a book about witches, told from their perspective. As such, it's a lyrically and lovely written triumph about independent, unusual women
Book Riot
An Austen-esque romance, a heart-racing mystery full of dangerous twists and an anxiety-inducing yet enthralling family feud, Louisa Morgan's The Age of Witches is anything but a traditional tale of good versus evil.
BookPage
The story is enchanting, and Morgan shapes her characters into fully realized people with compelling hopes, poignant histories, and sometimes desperate ambitions... Morgan's incantatory prose and independent-minded women will delight fans of Alice Hoffman and Sarah Addison Allen with this tale of female self-realization and magical realism. A highly enjoyable read
Historical Novel Society