The once and future witches
Alix E. Harrow
Orbit, 2020, 516 p. ISBN 978-0-356-51249-5. € 23,95
In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. But there will be. The sisters James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth and Beatrice Belladonna, join the suffragists of New Salem.
What an interesting angle: to combine witchcraft, the use of hidden knowledge, with a historical setting of women fighting for their rights as citizens. The sisterhood part is not original, but well worked out. One of those stories that draw you into it, oblivious of the world around you, until the last page.