The Age of Witches

The Age of Witches

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A young witch must choose between love and loyalty, power and ambition, in this magical novel set in Gilded Age New York and London.

In 1692, Bridget Bishop was hanged as a witch. Two hundred years later, her legacy lives on in the scions of two very different lines: one dedicated to using their powers to heal and help women in need; the other, determined to grasp power for themselves.

This clash will play out in the fate of Annis, a young woman in Gilded Age New York who finds herself a pawn in the family struggle for supremacy. She'll need to claim her own power to save herself - and resist succumbing to the darkness that threatens to overcome them all.

'A must-read for those who like magic, love, and a little bit of feel-good feminism in their historical fiction' Library Journal

'An Austen-esque romance, a heart-racing mystery full of dangerous twists and an anxiety-inducing yet enthralling family feud, Louisa Morgan's The Age of Witches is anything but a traditional tale of good versus evil' BookPage

'Morgan's beautifully conjured tale of three women, social mores, and the sanctity of self-determination is thoroughly enthralling' Booklist

'[A] robust tale of matriarchal magic in a lushly depicted Gilded Age New York . . . Readers will root for these powerful women as they struggle to overcome the social limitations of their time, whether through magic or force of personality' Publishers Weekly

'This is a book about witches, told from their perspective. As such, it's a lyrically and lovely written triumph about independent, unusual women' Book Riot


Novels by Louisa Morgan:
A Secret History of Witches
The Witch's Kind
The Age of Witches
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 36mm | 320g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780356512587
  • 241,150

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A must-read for those who like magic, love, and a little bit of feel-good feminism in their historical fiction Library Journal
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A must-read for those who like magic, love, and a little bit of feel-good feminism in their historical fiction * Library Journal * An Austen-esque romance, a heart-racing mystery full of dangerous twists and an anxiety-inducing yet enthralling family feud, Louisa Morgan's The Age of Witches is anything but a traditional tale of good versus evil. * BookPage * Morgan's beautifully conjured tale of three women, social mores, and the sanctity of self-determination is thoroughly enthralling * Booklist * [A] robust tale of matriarchal magic in a lushly depicted Gilded Age New York . . . Readers will root for these powerful women as they struggle to overcome the social limitations of their time, whether through magic or force of personality * Publishers Weekly * This is a book about witches, told from their perspective. As such, it's a lyrically and lovely written triumph about independent, unusual women * Book Riot * The story is enchanting, and Morgan shapes her characters into fully realized people with compelling hopes, poignant histories, and sometimes desperate ambitions... Morgan's incantatory prose and independent-minded women will delight fans of Alice Hoffman and Sarah Addison Allen with this tale of female self-realization and magical realism. A highly enjoyable read * Historical Novel Society *
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About Louisa Morgan

Louisa Morgan is a pseudonym for award-winning author Louise Marley. Louise lives in the Pacific Northwest where she and her Border Terrier, Oscar, ramble the beaches and paths of Washington State.
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5,869 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 32% (1,872)
4 40% (2,341)
3 20% (1,185)
2 6% (358)
1 2% (113)
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