Witchfall

Witchfall

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London, 1555. At the court of Mary Tudor, life is safe for no one. The jealous, embittered queen sees enemies all around her, and the infamous Spanish Inquisition holds the court in its merciless grip. But Meg Lytton has more reason to be afraid than most - for Meg is a witch, and exposure would mean certain death. Even more perilous, Meg is secretly betrothed to the young priest Alejandro de Castillo; a relationship which they must hide at all costs. In the service of the queen's sister, Princess Elizabeth, Meg tries to use her powers to foretell her mistress' future. But when a spell goes terribly wrong, and Meg begins to have horrifying dreams, she fears she has released a dark spirit into the world, intent on harming her and those around her.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 133 x 197 x 26mm | 290g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • n/a
  • 0552566187
  • 9780552566186
  • 516,374

About Victoria Lamb

While studying Elizabethan playwrights at university, Victoria Lamb always dreamt of writing a series of novels set in Tudor England. Now a busy mother of five, she has finally achieved that ambition after many years of research. Victoria lives in Cornwall.show more

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London, 1555. The court of Mary Tudor is terrorized by the Spanish Inquisition, and life is safe for no one. But Meg Lytton has more reason to fear than most - for Meg is a witch, and the discovery of her craft would mean certain death. Even more perilous, Meg is secretly betrothed to the young priest Alejandro de Castillo; a relationship which they must hide at all costs. In service to the Queen's sister, Princess Elizabeth, Meg attempts to foretell her mistress's future. But when terrible dreams begin to haunt her, Meg fears she has released a dark spirit into the world, intent on harming everyone around her. The darkly magical and passionate sequel to Witchstruck Winner of the Romantic Novelist Association YA Novel of the Yearshow more

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369 ratings
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4 38% (140)
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2 5% (19)
1 3% (10)

Our customer reviews

(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harlequin TEEN and Netgalley.) Meg has survived to practice witch-craft another day, but unfortunately her scrying reveals that Witch-hunter Marcus Dent still has it in for her. Meanwhile the Queen remains in bed with child, and a dark shadow is seen floating near the ceiling in the dining hall. What is wrong with the Queen? Who or what is this dark shadow? And will Marcus Dent succeed in removing Meg’s head once and for all? This was an okay story, but had a few too many dull moments for me. I felt frustrated for Meg in this book, because she had so much power, but because of the witch-hunters was rendered totally powerless. To know that you should be able to do something about something, but to be unable to for fear of being outed as a witch must be really frustrating. The storyline was okay, but it did drag at times for me. It did take me a while to get into the story, and I found some of the history-lesson type stuff a little stale. We did get some action a bit later in the book, which I certainly appreciated, but again the book did then have its slow moments. We did get some romance, although not a lot, and it was touch and go at times how successful this romance was going to be. The ending was okay, and was a bit more exciting than the rest of the book, but it didn’t 100% save this book for me. Overall; okay sequel, but had it’s dull moments. 6.25 out of 10.show more
by Sarah Elizabeth
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