The Once and Future Witches (Paperback)
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The Once and Future Witches (Paperback)

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Published: 07/10/2021
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Witchcraft and suffragism combine in Harrow’s deftly imagined gothic fantasy, as three New Salem sisters begin to use supernatural folklore to help them win the vote.

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 three Eastwood sisters join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten 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 must 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.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356512501
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 42 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A gorgeous and thrilling paean to the ferocious power of women. The characters live, bleed, and roar. I adore them, and long for witchcraft to awaken in all of us - Laini Taylor, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author

A glorious escape into a world where witchcraft has dwindled to a memory of women's magic, and three wild, sundered sisters hold the key to bring it back . . . A tale that will sweep you away - Yangsze Choo, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE NIGHT TIGER

The Once and Future Witches is a brilliant dazzle of a book. This story of sisters and witches, memory and power cracked open my heart and set down roots there. I devoured it in enormous gulps, and utterly loved it - Kat Howard, author of THE UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS

A love letter to folklore and the rebellious women of history - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

This is a delightful, satisfying novel, a tale of women's battle for equality, of fairy tales twisted into wonderfully witchy spells, of magics both large and small, and history re-imagined. All of it is told in Alix Harrow's exquisite language and with her vivid characterisations - a great pleasure to read - Louisa Morgan, author of A SECRET HISTORY OF WITCHES

Harrow is more than an author; she is a Wordsmith, a sorceress wielding a pen in place of a wand

A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers and the doors they lead us through . . . absolutely enchanting

The Ten Thousand Doors of January healed hurts I didn't even know I had. An unbearably beautiful story about growing up, and everything we fight to keep along the way

Glorious . . . A tale that will sweep you away - Yangze Choo, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author

A breathtaking book - brilliant and raw and dark and complicated. It is also, to be blunt, uncannily relevant - Sarah Gailey, author of MAGIC FOR LIARS

Compelling, exhilarating and magical - a must read - BOOKLIST (starred review)

Nothing short of bewitching . . . This may be a story about fairy tales but gone are the fair maidens in distress, gone are the evil crones, and gone are the fragile mothers - here is a tale about witches who will ignite the world - FANTASY HIVE

The storytelling is a joyful kind of magic. Alix E. Harrow has a beautifully dreamy style that is irresistible, even at the book's darkest moments, and her imagination feels limitless . . . this book is an infectious celebration of courage and wonder that feels like a massive, life affirming hug

One of the most unique works of fiction I've ever read - Tamora Pierce on THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY

Dark and spellbinding, with vivid, unforgettable characters and writing that will take your breath away . . . you won't want to end. It is a rare book worth its weight in magic and moonbeams and stardust. Without a doubt, one of the best books of the year - THE BOOKBAG

I unabashedly, unreservedly adore The Once and Future Witches. I adore it with the kind of passion that prickles at my eyes and wavers my voice - NPR

The Once and Future Witches showcases all the qualities of Harrow's writing that made her debut such a joy to read . . . Never less than absorbing and often moving. This is a big novel with a big heart - SFX

The magical tale of imperfect heroines, fractured sisterhood, and shadowy undying villains you never knew you needed. Alix Harrow crafts a delightfully bewitching story with familiar but ingeniously recrafted histories and deft worldbuilding as rich as the prose that leaps off the page. This book is an amazing bit of spellcraft and resistance so needed in our times, and a reminder that secret words and ways can never be truly and properly lost, as long as there are tongues to speak them and ears to listen - P. Djèlí Clark, Nebula Award-winning author

It's rare that a story truly feels like magic, but such is the case with Alix E. Harrow's lush and enchanting The Once and Future Witches. Part period piece, part celebration of sisterhood, and part feminist manifesto, the story is a love letter to women of all kinds, everywhere - DEN OF GEEK

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“A magical Tale”

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow.

“There’s no such thing as witches, but there will be”.

Witches have been gone for a long while, when Old Salem was left to burn into a ruin. Since then, only small... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 22

“A powerful story of sisterhood”

In an alternative history, witches have been relentlessly hunted. Their homes and books are destroyed and when caught they are chained with iron, tortured and burnt at the stake. The survivors hide their knowledge and... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 21
Dan - Clifton, Bristol.

“Witch, please!”

In 1893, witches don’t exist. They used to, 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 in the ballet... More

Hardback edition
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