The Silver Witch
A year after her husband's sudden death, ceramic artist Tilda Fordwells finally moves into the secluded Welsh cottage that was to be their new home. She hopes that the tranquil surroundings will help ease her grief, and lessen her disturbing visions of Mat's death. Instead, the lake in the valley below her cottage seems to spark something dormant in her – a sensitivity, an...more
I read The Midnight Witch last year, but I couldn't really take to it.Fordwell ...more
I am in serious, serious cover lust with this novel. Paula Brackston always has such great covers for her ‘witch books’ and this one is my favs to date! I have really enjoyed Brackston’s witch books, they are always a fun little escape for me, not overly complicated but they have a solid story mixed with a little romance….not to mention I love books with magic.
For me personally, I still liked The Winter Witch the best, the chemistry and romance between those characters real ...more
The Silver Witch follows Tilda and Seren, two silver-haired women living in a remote section of Wales hundreds and hundreds of years apart. Tilda is living in the 21st century, dealing with the death of her husband and learning to enjoy life, and art, again. Seren is a shaman for a community living on a crannog, dealing with her affections for a Prince and trying to interpret her ...more
I thought the book and the characters were really good. I liked Tilda a lot, especially after she rescued the dog from some jerks who where abusing her. She brought her home and named her Thistle.
The book is told in two different stories, Tilda and Seren. Seren is a shaman, seer, witch that lived over a thousand years ago where Tilda chose to live. Originally Tilda and her husband were going to l ...more
Tilda Fordwells is still hurting after losing her husband in an accident a year ago. Before he died, they bought a cottage in a remote part of Wales overlooking a gorgeous lake valley. Sh ...more
I found the book rather dull unfortunately !
It’s something that I expect only in the movies to happen. Or maybe, I haven’t been reading that many books. LOL!
I’ve been reading multiple books at the same time but every time I pick up a different book, my thoughts are always on The Silver Witch.
A storyline about two different women both living in different times but somehow connects them together ...more
--Actual rating 4.5 Skulls
The Silver Witch is a beautifully written Celtic fantasy with dual points of view. At first, the changing POV and tense tripped me up slightly, but as I got into the next two switching chapters I realized how fabulous that storytelling method could be.
The book, taking place in both present and far past with interweaving storylines, was - pardon the pun - bewitching and magickal. We get to tr ...more
Narrative: Third person present and First person present.
It has been some time since I have read a third person narrative set in the present tense. I've never been a great fan of the style, I usually find it a bit jaunting if not written with great skill and with careful consideration of the readers perspective. So, it did take me a while to settle into The Silver Witch, but once I did
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I must admit that what initially drew me to the book was partly the cover, and partly that I’d seen Brackston’s previous witch books on Chapters. When I read the premise I was intrigued. Witches, loss, and a historical element? Sign me up! Unfortunately, the book didn’t live up to my expectations.
My first issue with the book is that the pacing is very slow. I think it wasn ...more
Tilda is definitely an ...more
The Silver Witch is the first book that I read written by Paula Brackston. I love fantasy novels, so this one had many elements to please me! It tells the story of Seren and Tilda. Thousands of years ago, Seren, a witch, seer, and shaman had lived in a hut on a lake where now lives Tilda, a widow and ceramic artist who has visions of the past. Seren had loved a certain Prince Brynach, but he is already married. She was respected until she saw a vision of ...more
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This book started off slow, there was a lot of history that needed to be told and character building that needed to be done. But, that quickly changed once Tilda started having her visions. I was hooked and to be honest a bit spooked! (You'll know the part when you read it...)
This is the first book that I've read by Paula Brackston and it's intrigued me to pick up a ...more
My mind is like the willow; it flexes and springs. My heart is a knot of oak. Let them try to wound me.
Finally, after three or four days’ reading…I finished this book eventually. It took me so long to read this one…such a shame for my previous insane reading speed. Now…so what takes me so long to complete this book? nothing, beside my laziness. However…my mind is like the willow, but it doesn’t flexes and springs…it twists. I have such a compl ...more
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A Bewitching 4 Stars!
The Silver Witch is an awesome blending of historical truths, myths & legends and modern twists and turns.
A Quick Summary:
Two women, divided by centuries, are intertwined by a force beyond their understanding. Call it fate. Call it destiny. Whatever it is, Tilda ...more
First Thoughts: Ho ...more
It has been one year since Tilda lost her husband, and she moves into the cottage in rural Wales they bought together. She has always been afraid of the water, but the lake near the cottage has a mysterious draw on her. As time passes, she starts having visions of a different time, featuring Seren, a Celtic witch.
Bringing together two story lines, one in a past time and one contemporar ...more
I really liked Tilda. I thought she was going to be a downer. Just because some of the books I have read where the woman has lost her spouse, until they do some growing again, they are a ...more
I liked it enough to give it 3 stars, however, the author has done a feeble job at giving historical accuracy on some parts. I know historical fiction etc. etc. But some things were just not correct. Other than that, the author has compelling writing style, it grips you completely into the story she creates, only one thing that bugged me in her writing is the need for repetition, Tilda has a thought process about the exact same thing a few times in this book and it kinda s ...more
Although this was not in one of my usual genres it was an interesting read. It was set in two time scales with a dual narrative. I'm increasingly drawn to dual narrative books and this one had the 'witch' aspect to it aswell. I would be interested to read more by Paula Brackston. The characters were well drawn and helped immerse you into both stories.
The cover is striking and is what initiall ...more
Paula Brackstone writes wonderful books and makes witches and magic come to life on the page.
-Paula Brackston, The Silver Witch.
The Silver Witch tells two stories, side by side, that over the course of the book intertwine and become one. Following the perspectives of Tilda, a recent widow who after moving to a cottage in re ...more
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Paula has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University, and is a Visiting Lecturer for the University of Wales, Newport. In 2007 Paula was short listed in the Creme de la Crime search for new writers. In 2010 her book 'Nutters' (writing as PJ Davy) was short listed fo ...more