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The Hex Witch of Seldom

3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  138 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
The King, the Sorceress, the Trickster . . . they are members of the Circle of Twelve, primal human archetypes whose powers are manifest in us all. Most people never meet the Twelve, except in books and movies-but they exist. Those who have the Sight, like young Bobbi Yandro, can speak with them at will. Bobbi does not will-but her own budding powers are beyond her ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 16th 2002 by Firebird (first published 1988)
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Jun 20, 2010 Becca rated it really liked it
I think the way this book went backwards and forwards wasn't helpful, but I did enjoy it. One thing that it needed was more discussion of Bobbi's (ugh, what a name, and with that spelling!) feelings about Shane. She kept risking everything for him, but it was never quite clear why, other than some lust.
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Aug 10, 2010 Arlene Allen rated it it was amazing
I've never been a horse person but this is a spectacular tale of a girl, a horse, and a legend.
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Aug 07, 2015 Bree Mclaren rated it really liked it
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I remember 10 years ago (wow, I feel old saying that), in middle school I had come across another Nancy Springer book at my middle school library. It sounded like a good unique fantasy, so I promptly checked it out, read it in a night, and hated it so much I steered clear of her books since. I found the 'Hex Witch of Seldom' on my shelf and trying to get rid of some books I started reading it, and astonishingly I could not put this book down. Whether it's the unique and outlandish concept of ...more
Dec 22, 2015 Michelle rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Bobbi’s world in rural Appalachia begins to change when she meets the wild mustang with the blue eyes. She insists that her grandfather get him for her, but he is no ordinary horse. He is one of the Circle of Twelve and has been trapped in the form of a horse. Bobbi has a role to play and she runs away with Shane to try to find a way to help him, saving him from the gelding her grandfather has planned. Along the way, they meet friends and foes, including the Hex Witch of Seldom. She finds that ...more
Jul 07, 2008 Amanda rated it really liked it
Just charming. A young girl rescues a beautiful stallion, setting off a series of events that takes her through the mountains and towns of Appalachia. The Man in Black, the young Prince, the Wise Queen and other archetypes are living all around her, she just has to learn how to see them and undestand what they have to teach her.

It helps to understand this book if you know a little about classic Westerns. You can love the book without it, but you won't get some of the references.
Jul 21, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, romance
This was one of my first real romance books...a genre I often steered clear of like it had the plague. It was actually well written and really delved into the confusion and heart-break of one's first love. I loved the addition of magic and mystery, the tarot cards, and the White Maiden. The ending was a little sad, but also filled with hope. A very nice read, if not a little simple. While there is some character development, it isn't extremely deep.
Aug 17, 2008 Cassie rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-fantasy
It was one of those books that was okay, but not memorable, except that I remember it making star wars references that I didn't agree with. Definitly never felt the need to read it again. It was also one of those books where I felt like the actual ending past by in a flash. But its been probably at least 3-5 years since I read it.
Kerry (The Roaming Librarian)
Jul 17, 2007 Kerry (The Roaming Librarian) rated it liked it
Recommends it for: younger kids
Shelves: fantasy
This was a cute story but it seemed to be building up to more than the climax. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't the greatest thing I've ever read either. A nice distraction while waiting for the last Harry Potter to come out.
Mar 18, 2012 Phyllis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This author is a local woman. Her work is great for young adults but interesting for the adult reader as well.
Nov 28, 2015 Alyssa rated it really liked it
Surprisingly excellent classic fantasy, though I'm slightly disappointed gr doesn't have the old cover, which features a scantily clad lady sleeping against a background of horses.
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Apr 19, 2009 Gem rated it it was ok
a good short read. not much fantasy though
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Nancy Springer has passed the fifty-book milestone, having written that many novels for adults, young adults and children, in genres including mythic fantasy, contemporary fiction, magical realism, horror, and mystery -- although she did not realize she wrote mystery until she won the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America two years in succession. DARK LIE
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