The first part of a spellbinding fantasy series from the author of The Huntress trilogy, Once We Were Witches follows sisters Spell and Egg on a magical adventure involving a mysterious funeral parlour and parallel worlds.
I am Spel. Daughter of witches. The only one who can step between worlds. The only one who can save my sister. If I can find her before the witch hunt begins ...
Thirteen years ago, magic was banished and the witches were hunted. Sisters Spel and Egg are the daughters of witches, but they grow up in Miss Mouldheel's School for Wicked Girls with no idea who they really are. Until the day the message arrives telling them to run ...
The message sends them to a funeral parlour in a far away village - and their new guardian, the Undertaker, has a secret. Beneath the funeral parlour is a portal to the Other Ways - four worlds that lie parallel to ours. When Egg vanishes through the portal, Spel knows she must try to save her sister. But no one can step between the worlds - or can they?
The first in a new fantasy adventure series with a witchy twist from the author of The Huntress trilogy
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm
'A new book by Sarah Driver is always something special - this does not disappoint. Vivid storytelling full of magic and sparkle from one of my favourite authors.' Jasbinder Bilan, Costa award-winning author of Asha and the Spirit Bird
'Dark, magical, beautifully written and illustrated, this book gets its witchy hooks into you from the first page and doesn't let go. I absolutely loved it!' - Kieran Larwood, author of The Peculiars
Once We Were Witches is a bewitching tale brim full with darkness and light, fizzing with intensity and imagination. Every delicious twist and turn drew me further in - Katharine Orton author of Nevertell
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“A standout in its gebre”
There’s so much out there in terms of fantastical stories for this age range but this feels so much more assured and fresh than most. The setting reveals itself with gratifying gradualness and the characters are... More
“A wonderful adventure, filled with fantastic characters, in a brilliantly believable world”
Having loved the Huntress trilogy, I wondered if Sarah Driver could possibly achieve the same heights of imagination with this new series - and was overjoyed to find that she can! Once We Were Witches is set in a... More
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