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Wax & Wane: A Gathering of Witch Tales

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Whether wicked or whimsical, few folkloric figures are as iconic as the witch. Wax & Wane: A Gathering of Witch Tales serves up 30 spellbinding stories of witches that are enchanting and terrifying, amusing and enticing. Classic or eclectic, fantastical or historical, these witch tales are a literary incantation to delight any fans of witches and witchcraft.

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Paperback, 436 pages
Published March 2nd 2016 by Nosetouch Press
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Meg Elison
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: witch
I love a good story about witches.

Whether they're hunted and endangered as in "The First Witch" by Diana Corbitt or scheming against one another for the great prize of beauty, like in "How to Be Beautiful: A Witch's Guide" by Megan Neumann, there's something undeniable about the image of the witch in our collective psyche. She is terrible and powerful, she is not always entirely of this world.

This book is like a handful of crystals spread out across an altar; each blazing with its own color, o
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Rebecca Austin
Feb 21, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-s
This is a set of 30 short stories involving witches. This would be a great book to pick up when you only have a couple of minutes to read and want to get something finished. For me I had a hard time with the stories being so short as I wanted more. That being said they are each unique and bring something a little different to the book.

A Circle of Nine - K.A. Hardway

Elizabeth is invited to join the Historical Society Women's Circle by Lettie Parsons and she is very curious
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Rebecca Austin
Feb 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-s
This is a set of 30 short stories involving witches. This would be a great book to pick up when you only have a couple of minutes to read and want to get something finished. For me I had a hard time with the stories being so short as I wanted more. That being said they are each unique and bring something a little different to the book.

A Circle of Nine - K.A. Hardway

Elizabeth is invited to join the Historical Society Women's Circle by Lettie Parsons and she is very curious
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Gabri
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Each and every story , is a original one. In which they transfixed and sweep you away into different world of a witch. Jennifer Lorrings story is my favorite one in which she captures vividly the guilt and love of a priest to a woman , in whom dies for his sin. A woman who is envied and so will pay for love, for healing,in a time where the witch hunt is most alive.
Stephanie Roth
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Pretty impressive that in this collection of 30 tales, almost every single one was very well written and some were downright fabulous! I'm a fan of Neil Gaiman and quire s few of these short stories are of a similar caliber. My personal favorites (listed in their order of appearance in the book): Petroff's "It's Always Summer in Daphne's Garden", Follard's "Hour of the Owl", Wu's "Vial With Her Cure", Penn's "Baba Yaga", Mohlere's "The Heart of a River", and Hogan's Miscellaneous, Spooky, Weird" ...more
Gabri
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Each and every story , is a original one. In which they transfixed and sweep you away into different world of a witch. Jennifer Lorrings story is my favorite one in which she captures vividly the guilt and love of a priest to a woman , in whom dies for his sin. A woman who is envied and so will pay for love, for healing,in a time where the witch hunt is most alive.
Lisa
Apr 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommended to Lisa by: Virginia
3.5 stars

A good-looking, hefty book with an appealing theme, but presentation is marred by insufficient proofreading/copyediting.

The editors seem to enjoy stories with cliff-hangers or open endings, because there are many here. Unfortunately, I found most of those unsatisfying.

The gems are the refreshingly strange "Vial with her Cure" by Jo Wu and "Night's Favored Child" by Silas Green; the melancholic "Wasp Wing" by Coy Hall and "The Heart of a River" by Virginia M. Moh
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