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The Return of the Witch

by Paula Brackston

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  • Jill S. (Eagle, ID)
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    I would encourage readers to read the first book before reading this one. There are a number of references and inferences to the first book, and had wished that's I had read it.

    Readers who enjoy historical fiction, time traveling, romance, and fantasy will enjoy this book.

    Although readers know the outcome, It's the journey that everyone captivate readers.

    I'm looking forward to the next book.
  • Doris K. (Angora, MN)
    The Return of the Witch
    This was an interesting story. I took the time to read the preceding book, "The Witch's Daughter" and felt this was worthwhile. It gave an understanding to the background in many situations. "The Return of the Witch" could stand by itself but is much better if the first book has been read.

    The book is well written and keeps the reader's interest. It does get a bit tiresome with the same plot lines used repeatedly. The characters are well developed, especially if you have read the previous book.

    This is a good fantasy with almost believable "witches." It also shows a variety of historical settings and how people who were believed to be witches were treated. Overall a good read.
  • Lynn W. (Calabash, NC)
    The return of the witch
    Shortly after starting this book I realized I would understand and enjoy it more if I read the previous book first. I did and it definitely helped me with the story line.
    This is a fantasy in an historical setting. I enjoyed both books for their fast moving plots and not always predictable conclusions.
  • Barbara C. (Fountain Hills, AZ)
    The Return of the Witch is exactly that. It is a sequel to The Witch's Daughter. Of course, I had to read Daughter before the Return and did enjoy Daughter very much. It told the story of the "good witch" Elizabeth as she progressed through the ages starting in the 1600's, her nemesis, warlock Gideon, and her protege, Tegan. Creative, creepy and enjoyable. However,I felt The Return of the Witch did need the reader to first read Daughter to understand the background of these characters, how they came to be and the flipping of places and times. The central character of Return is Tegan, the young witch and explains the reason for Gideon's infatuation with her, but I did not enjoy reading Return as much as I did Daughter. It seemed repetitive and disjointed. I got tired of the "time stepping" and Gideon's continual popping up and morphing into a monster. Although it was interesting to see how Tegan develops, the sequel was a stretch to read. Yes, if you enjoy reading about "real witches" and fairy tales, these are books for you. They might be fun for a book club to discuss, but should be read in tandem.
  • Paula
    The Return of the Witch
    This novel is the sequel to Paula Brackston's novel The Witch's Daughter. The returning witch is Elizabeth. After a five year absence she is coming back to see Tegan at Willow Cottage. Tegan is the young woman that she had trained in the occult and thinks of her as a daughter. She is worried that Tegan is in danger. The worry is Gideon the evil warlock. A new delightful character is Erasmus, the Time Sleeper. He escorts Elizabeth through a time traveling journey looking for Tegan and Gideon. This novel is wonderfully written, once you start reading it is hard to put down. Suspenseful with characters you immediately care about. I recommend it as a novel you will enjoy.
  • Jan T. (Leona Valley, CA)
    The Return of the Witch
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I enjoyed it so much I read its sequel The Witch's Daughter. It is a book of witchcraft with plucky heroines and endearing characters. There is time travel - the book takes place from the 1600's to present day. The reader is treated to several interesting periods in history in which the recurring characters interact. Lots of magic, romance, and page turning suspense.
  • Portia A. (Monroe Township, NJ)
    Out of my zone, but..
    I never read supernatural's too easy to mess up the plot..I am a hard-headed realist..but I enjoyed reading this book. Why, I can't answer, except that it is well written and I liked the give it a try..


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