Reviews and Blog Posts: witchcraft

The book of life

by Deborah E. Harkness

Reviewer Rating:
4

The last in a trilogy that began with A discovery of witches, Deborah Harkness wraps up her story of Diana Bishop, witch and Matthew Clairmont, vampire. This is not Twilight!  The tale follows Diana as she accepts her life as a witch and her search for the Book of Life,...

The daylight gate

by Jeanette Winterson

Reviewer Rating:
4

Compelling and provocative, Jeanette Winterson’s latest complex work combines history and fantasy with tantalizing characters and mystical forces. It is horrifying to think that in 17th century England people were hunted and publicly killed for their religious beliefs, Catholics and those thought to be witches, most cruelly. True-life historical figure...

The daylight gate

by Jeanette Winterson

Reviewer Rating:
4

A visceral, brutal, and spare historical novel. England, 1612. King James I is ruling, and any remaining Catholics have fled to Lancashire. The law there uses their power to retaliate, rape, abuse, and torture, whether their victims be accused of sympathizing with the pope or of witchcraft. Alice Nutter is...

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