A Secret History of Witches Reader Ø 496 pages Õ Louisa morgan

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A Secret History of Witches Reader Ø 496 pages Õ Louisa morgan Õ Librarian note an older cover for this edition can be found hereAn ancient and dangerous power is being handed down from mother to daughter through some of the most conseuential historic events of the last two centuriesAfter Grandmére Ursule Librarian note an older cover for this edition can be found hereAn ancient and dangerous power is being handed down from mother to daughter through some of the most conseuential historic events of the last two centuriesAfter Grandmére Ursule gives her life Intriguing book covering five generations of witches from a Romani tribe of gypsies The craft is passed from mother to daughter and the story is organized with a section of the book on each witch Nanette Ursule Irene Morwen and Veronica Each of the stories is similar in that the craft was passed from mother to daughter witches are prosecuted and they fear this and hide their craft etc But each has a different level of power A strong mother daughter bond as well as a historical family bond are emphasized throughout The daughters are passed the family grimoire and scrying stone left by the Orchiere family matriarch Grandmere Ursule A well written book mixing history and fantasyThanks to Louisa Morgan and Orbit Books Redhook through Netgalley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review

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To save her tribe her magic seems to die with her Even so her family keeps the Old Faith practicing the spells and rites that have been handed from mother to daughter for generations Until one day Ursule’s young granddaughter steps into the circle and ma A Secret History of Witches is a family saga that spans over a century It stars five generations of women – Nanette Ursule Irène Morwen and Veronica – from a Romani family the Orchiéres and takes us from Brittany to Cornwall to Wales to London The women of the Orchiére family carry on the family tradition of witchcraft passed down from mother to daughterThis book was a mixed bag for me with some things I enjoyed and others that could have been better What I loved the most though were the characters This book places its female characters at the center of the narrative; all the main characters are women and there is a strong focus on mother daughter relationships Each of the five main characters had a uniue personality that leapt off the page and I fell in love with them one by one They were what brought this story to life for meI also enjoyed Louisa Morgan’s writing style It was easy to sink into with a nice flow that kept me reading all the way through this five hundred plus page novel I can understand why some describe this book as repetitive and weren’t drawn in to the story The plot is very cyclical and there isn’t much action but that’s or less what I expect from a family sagaThe reason I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I’d hoped was that it didn’t meet my expectations for fantasy or for historical fiction; instead it sat awkwardly between the two genres On the one hand there were some parts that were just too far fetched for historical fiction But on the other hand there wasn’t enough magic for fantasy I was left unsatisfied on both frontsThe Orchiére women spoke freuently of magic to the point where it was obviously meant to be the focal point of the story but they rarely used it As other reviewers have mentioned they mostly used it to attract men who would impregnate them which was frustrating I often talk about missed opportunities that prevent books from living up to their full potential; this was a major oneBut overall I did enjoy this book even if it wasn’t uite what I’d hoped it would be I liked spending time with Morgan’s characters I might look into some of her other books and see if they interest me

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A Secret History of WitchesGic flows anewFrom early 19th century Brittany to London during the Second World War five generations of witches fight the battles of their time deciding how far they are willing to go to protect their family their heritage and ultimately all of our futures Absolutely adored the multigenerational journey of magical women depicted in this wonderful book