A story of fathers and sons, and a boy gripped by the spell of myth and old magic to soothe his grief, from Branford Boase shortlisted and Carnegie nominated Finbar Hawkins.
A second novel from the bestselling author of Branford Boase-shortlisted and Carnegie-nominated Witch. An engrossing story of fathers and sons, death and grief, and unexpected bonds, new and old, forged by dark and benign magic.
When Sam, grieving the death of his father, finds a silver-flecked stone, ice-cold to the touch, strange and eerie things begin to happen. Myth, legend, magic and witchcraft mingle on the ancient hillside where the chalk white horse has galloped for centuries. Ravens wheel. Wolves prowl. As Halloween draws close, witches dance. Odin gathers brave, fallen warriors to his side.
Only the mysterious new girl, Oona, can heal Sam's heart, revealing tarot secrets with her bewitching ways.
Reviews for Witch:
'A book filled with enchantment, in every sense. Dark, exciting and pacy, Witch brilliantly balances magic and realism' Anthony McGowan, author of Carnegie-winning Lark
'There is real magic here... Perfect reading for a dark, stormy night' Irish Times Weekend