In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.
But when the Eastwood sisters–James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna–join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote-and perhaps not even to live-the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.
There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be.
Who doesn’t love a good witchy tale and this is an EXCELLENT witchy tale…gripping right from the start with some brilliant world building and engaging, oft humorous, always riveting characters.
I guess this is kind of allegorical, exploring women’s rights in a fantastical setting, with some real history interwoven into the narrative. Hugely entertaining whilst giving you plenty to think about The Once And Future Witches flies by with its roots in an intriguing, imaginative mythology and clever, addictive plotting.
I loved the sisters, a motley group of sort of misfits…but isnt it true that those are the people who often change the world..
This is a whole load of fun and sort of educational in its own underneath way – I adored it and in order to make that point firmly I’m going to finish this sentence with a full stop.
Highly recommended. Brilliant.