Sorceress (Witch Child #2)
The spellbinding sequel to Witch Child! "Startlingly convincing. . . . Once Agnes’s quest begins, readers will be hooked." — Booklist
It came to Agnes unbidden: a vision of Mary Newbury, a young woman driven from her Puritan settlement, accused of being a witch. It is an image of a life about to change radically, as Mary defies all accepted norms — embracing independence, l
I also wish the story wasn't presented as real. I like historical fiction and have no need for it to be called "true", that just f ...more
Furthermore, while the notes at the end likely required a lot of research, the ending would have been SO stro ...more
"Sorceress" is the sequel to "Witch Child" and the continuation of Mary Newbury's story.
In "Sorceress" we follow Mary, who's recently been forced to flee from the Puritan settlement Beulah, and who's saved from certain death by Jaybird, a young Native American man, who we briefly got to know in "Witch Child". My absolute favourite aspect of this story was the blossoming relationship between Mary and Jaybird. It was great to see how easily Mary was accepted into the Na ...more
In Witch Child, author Celia Rees use ...more
As the latest in a long line of Mohawk women gifted with Medicine Power, college student Agnes Herne knows better than to dismiss the vision. She'd been poised at her computer, debating whether or not to respond to the plea in the afterword of the book she'd just read - the account of Mary Newbury - when the vision hit. Suddenly, she was Mary, running for her life after being accused of witchcraft in seventeenth century America.
Although Agnes kno ...more
In this book, Mary’s story of survival is told to us through the eyes of ...more
I don't understand why these two books weren't combined into one great story instead of two. This one, the story of Mary is completed and her tale is very compelling, I wanted to know what happened to her when she left the settlement.
What I didn't really care for is that it is told through the visions of a descendant of Mary's in our time. I don't really understand why the story was tol ...more
Agnes is a descendant of Mary. She answers an add after reading the book to anyone who may have info on the life of Mary.
Agnes returns to the reservation and has a spiritual journey where she recalls the life events of Mary.
I loved that this book depicted what life may have been like in the time of the settlers vs. Native Americans. It was heart wrenching, the suffering that happened for all involved, ...more
Sorceress continues the story of Mary Nuttall/Newbury, a young Englishwoman who immigrated to the “New World” in 1659. Forced from her village after her grandmother is executed for practicing witchcraft, Mary’s mother sends her to America in the hopes that she’ll be safe from persecution. Stuck in the isolated settlement of Beulah, surrounded by Puritans so intractable in their beliefs that they proved unwelcome even in Salem, Mary’s existence grows increas ...more
I have to say from reading both the books in this series, I loved Sorceress the most. I couldn't put it down and I was so gl ...more
1. This was not just the continuation of Mary's story, as it should have been. This book flipped between Mary's story (1600's) and present day. That is very hard to pull off, then it turned only to Mary's story for quite sometime to come back to the disappointing story of the present day.
She goes to visit her aunt, a medicine woman in her own right, who has some things that actually belonged to Mary. That part of the story is the central axis around which the vast majority of the novel, more things that happ ...more
Noitalapsi jäi todella hermostuttavaan kohtaan. Mary pääsi vain hilkulla pakenemaan puritaanien joukosta, eikä hänen tulevaisuutensa näyttänyt lainkaan lupaavalta. Näkijä jatkaa siis tarinaa siitä, yhdistäen hiukan myös nykyaikaa ja tutustut ...more
While the first book was aimed squarely at the teen market, Sorceress is not a teenage story, it’s about grow ...more
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She was born in 1949 in Solihull, West Midlands but now lives in Leamington Spa with her husband and teenage daughter. Rees attended University of Warwick and earned a degree in History of Politics. After university, she taught English in Coventry secondary schools for seventeen years, dur ...more