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Secret History of Witches

Louisa Morgan

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Orbit Books
08 May 2018
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 DISCOVERY 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
By:   Louisa Morgan
Imprint:   Orbit Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 131mm,  Width: 199mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   360g
ISBN:   9780356511566
ISBN 10:   0356511561
Pages:   528
Publication Date:   08 May 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Louisa Morgan is a pseudonym for award-winning author Louise Marley. Louise lives in the Pacific Northwest where she and her Border Terrier, Oscar, ramble the beaches and paths of Washington State.

Reviews for Secret History of Witches

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


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