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Witching Hour

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Three short stories of witchcraft and witch magic

The Standing Stones of Erelong
Elian returns to the valley she was born in, the valley where all her family were slaughtered by the Marauders. Now only a circle of standing stones remains to mark the place. But the stones harbour a secret, a secret only she can uncover...

A Sorcerous Mist
Captain Quirk's boat Sheerwater is beca
ebook, 55 pages
Published 2013 by Stormcrow Books
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Jeff Chapman
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I thoroughly enjoyed the three tales in Witching Hour. "The Standing Stones of Erelong" is a well-crafted flash story that tells of a young girl's return to her birthplace and perhaps the place of her parent's death, but there's something remarkable waiting to be discovered. "A Sorcerous Mist" is more of an adventure story about a captain of a cargo ship who is thrust into a battle against overwhelming odds. There's magic aplenty here but also some old-fashioned strategizing. The last story, "Sl ...more
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This set of three short stories about magic, witches and the old ways are so steeped in lore they are a must read for all who, like myself, enjoy anything to do with Wycka and our earth mother. My only complaint about this book was that it was so short as I would have loved the stories to have been individually explored as full length novels. The first story deals with the standing stones of Erelong where Elian goes with Mayve, the wise woman who had raised her, to see where her family had falle ...more
Christine Rains
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A circle of stones harbor a secret. A captain has a strange passenger on his ship. And a young woman can't stand by as a witch is rolled down a hill.

Three marvelous short stories about witches and magic. Each tale is well written, enchanting the reader with vivid detail and bright emotion. Though it is difficult to pick my favorite, the final story, "Slieau Whallian" would be my choice. Ginny dares to do something when the townfolk are rolling a witch in a barrel down a hill. There's inner confl
Nov 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Kewin is a wonderful storyteller. The three pieces that make up Witching Hour are imaginative and evocative. "Old World" supernatural fantasy with sincere, humanistic themes. Simply magical. ...more
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Simon Kewin is a fantasy and sci/fi writer, author of the Cloven Land fantasy trilogy, cyberpunk thriller The Genehunter , steampunk Gormenghast saga Engn , the Triple Stars sci/fi trilogy and the Office of the Witchfinder General books, published by Elsewhen Press.

He's the author of several short story collections, with his shorter fiction appearing in Analog, Nature and over a hund

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