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The Way of the Witch (Fern Capel #1-3)

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Omnibus version including Prospero's Children, The Dragon Charmer, and The Witch Queen.
Hardcover, Omnibus , 627 pages
Published 2002 by Ballentine
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Feb 18, 2012 Myridian rated it liked it
This is an omnibus so I'll review the three books separately. Overall I thought the characters were appealing and the setting (or most of it) was believable. I liked that the timeline started in the 80's and moved forward from there, basically making the characters my contemporaries.

The first book brings you into the world where witches and magic have a place, albeit a small one, in the world we live in. The family goes to stay in their newly inherited home in the country which makes an excelle
Rebecca Yager
Aug 20, 2012 Rebecca Yager rated it it was amazing
The first book was phenomenal; the second book you just kind of have to endure to get to the third book which, while not quite as amazing as the first one, was much more enjoyable than the 2nd, and although I wasn't always sure where the author was going, by the very end it all made sense and the 3-book story was excellent and absolutely worth reading. In fact, it may be time to go back and read them all again...
I really liked Prospero's Children, and had read it separately, but did not care much for the other two stories. I ended up not finishing the book, and may stick with re-reading the first book of the omnibus in the future.
Jan 25, 2011 Ruhegeist rated it it was amazing
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an omnibus! I should know better then to get an omnibus but I'll try again.

really enjoyed the writing! characters, description etc all good. due to the nature of the writing, this was a slow read for me; in a good way, immersion slow reading kind of way. would probably give this more of a 4 and a half star but will give it 5. great enough to drag me through the omnibus.

still hate omnibus! shoot me if i ever try it again.
Sandra Knapp
Oct 05, 2012 Sandra Knapp rated it really liked it
I did read several reviews before I dove into this book, and they were basically on the mark. The first and last story are the best, and more compelling. The second story went slow, but in a way it made sense. A young witch learning the ropes does take time. It can't be rushed.

I really enjoyed the tale, as a whole. I found the ending a bit sad for me, but it really was the only way it could end, and still on a good note.
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Jan Siegel is a pseudonym of Amanda Hemingway. She is a British author of fantasy novels, best known for her Fern Capel and Sangreal trilogies.

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Other Books in the Series

Fern Capel (3 books)
  • Prospero's Children
  • The Dragon Charmer (Fern Capel, #2)
  • The Witch Queen (Fern Capel, #3)

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