A Secret History of Witches

A Secret History of Witches

A Novel

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A sweeping 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.
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.
"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
Publisher: New York, New York :, Redhook,, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780316508551
Branch Call Number: FICTION MOR
Characteristics: 484 pages ; 25 cm

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JCLAmandaW Dec 28, 2017

A sweeping historical fiction about the Orchiere line of women and the gift of witchcraft that passes from mother to daughter through the generations. Morgan explores how the gift is used by each woman and how the personalities of the women with the gift affect the way in which they use the power. Filled with rich historical detail and story lines focusing on the complex relationship between mother and daughter.

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