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Fire Burn: Tales of Witchery, a collection of true accounts of witchcraft and demonology

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, 207 pages
Published July 18th 1993 by Random House (first published January 1st 1990)
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Kaine Andrews
Aug 16, 2016 Kaine Andrews rated it it was ok
Might seem a little harsh, but overall I found this book lacking in substance, fairly repetitive and boring.

There's roughly 50 "tales of witchery" to be found here, each one averaging around a page and a half. Given the short format - alongside the age of most of the cases and the general disregard for silly things like "evidence" in cases of witchcraft - it's understandable that there isn't a lot of detail to be had; still, it could have used some improvements in that regard, and when I finishe
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Joseph F.
May 12, 2014 Joseph F. rated it liked it
A decent collection of stories about witches mostly from Great Britain. Stories are based either on old stories and legends, or court records. I prefer his retellings from actual records than his versions of the legends; which seem to be geared for the young adult.
Many stories I liked involved familiars: demons in the form of animals that aid witches. This is a common feature of English witches. (Beware of Tibbs! the black cat)
Some wicked cool illustrations as well.
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