Friday, February 28, 2014

Hedge Witch Approaching

If you're a frequent visitor here, you'll already know about Simon Kewin. He's visited to discuss his cyberpunk novel The Genehunter and his steampunk tale Engn. We'll soon have another book from Simon: Hedge Witch, the first offering in the Cloven Land Trilogy. I've been waiting a long time to read this and if it's anything like Simon's other work, I'm sure it won't disappoint.

Fifteen year-old Cait Weerd has no idea she's being sought by the undain: sorcerous creatures that feed off the spirit of the living. She doesn't know they need her blood to survive. She doesn't even know she's a witch, descended from a long line of witches. Cait Weerd doesn't know a lot, really, but all that's about to change. 
At Manchester Central Library she's caught up in sudden violence. In the chaos she's given an old book that's been hidden there. Given it and told to run. Hide the book or destroy it. The book contains all the secrets of the undains' existence. They and their human servants want to find it as much as they want to find her. 
Cait learns the fates of two worlds are at stake. Just what she needs. Along with definitely-not-a-boyfriend Danny, she has to decide what the hell to do. Run, fight or hope it all goes away. 
It's only then she learns who she really is, along with the terrible truth of what the undain have been doing in our world all this time...
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  1. Thanks for the signal boost today, Jeff. Much appreciated.

    1. Glad to help out. Sounds like a great read.

  2. Been looking forward to this one for a while.