Take one wealthy merchant. Add one charming widow. And one dying wife.
The reign of Richard II is troubled, the poor are about to become poorer still and landowners are lining their pockets. It's a case of every man for himself, whatever his status or wealth. But in a world where nothing can be taken at face value, who can you trust? The dour wool merchant? His impulsive son? The stepdaughter with the hypnotic eyes? Or the raven-haired widow clutching her necklace of bloodstones?
And when people start dying unnatural deaths and the peasants decide it's time to fight back, it's all too easy to spy witchcraft at every turn.
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By W on 26-10-15
The Vanishing Interest
This started out really well, but I felt it ran out of steam towards the end and I wasn't sure all ends were tied up. There were elements that were definitely not for children, but overall this did feel like a book for younger readers. To me, a better book in a similar vein would be Witch Child by Celia Rees. There were a few twists and turns here and there, but they were fairly predictable and the central character, Robert, wasn't very likeable.
The narration was excellent.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By KAREN on 06-08-15
My first read of Maitland but not my last!
What did you like most about The Vanishing Witch?
The characterisation and the period
Who was your favorite character and why?
Have you listened to any of Jonathan Keeble’s other performances? How does this one compare?
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
a clever woman had to be a witch in the middle ages!
Any additional comments?
Well worth a read, the characters were all engaging and the story rich and captivating.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful