The Witches of BlackBrook
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Through space and time, sisters entwined. Lost then found, souls remain bound.
Three sisters escape the Salem witch trials when the eldest casts a spell that hurtles their souls forward through time. After centuries separated, fate has finally reunited them in the present day.
One the healer, one the teacher, and one the deceiver.
Will their reunion return their full powers, or end their souls journey forever?
A Witches of BlackBrook novel.
This was right up my alley. Once I started I couldn't put it down!
A fascinating story that I finished in one night!
I bought this book from the author at Penned Con 2016 and decided to review it.
Initially, the plot begins with a story that most people who have practiced the Craft know all too well: a person who was well-versed in medicinal herbs helped out her neighbors for a nominal fee, one of the townspeople she helped (or a friend of the townsperson she helped) went to the authorities and accused her of witchcraft, the person was "tried," usually found guilty of witchcraft, and was summarily executed.
At first glance, one might think that this is a trope that has been discussed ad nauseam before; however, Thawer introduces a unique twist to the plot when Karina casts a spell that releases the trio's souls so that they can be reunited in the future. I really liked the characters and I would have liked to have learned even more about them. Having said that, I think that Thawer restrained herself when developing the characters because giving her readers too much information would have ruined the plot twist near the end. Also, this is the first book in the series, and I anticipate that Thawer will reveal more about the sisters as the series progresses.
The one aspect of the book that really shined, in my opinion, was Thawer's knowledge of the history of witches, the Wiccan Crede, creating spells, and herbs. I was truly impressed by her ability to weave that knowledge into the plot.
With her unique voice, interesting characters, and knowledge of Wiccan history and lore, Thawer has taken what could have been considered as an unoriginal interpretation of Wiccan lore and turned it into a fascinating story that I finished in one night.
If you are interested in stories about the Salem witch trials or enjoyed Charmed, I recommend giving The Witches of Blackbrook a try. I'm sure you won't be disappointed!