Fledgling witch Tilda must grapple with her newfound power and a dark secret from the ancient past in this latest novel from New York Times best-selling author Paula Brackston.
It has been one year since her husband’s sudden death and Tilda hopes she can finally overcome her grief by moving into a secluded cottage in Wales. She had believed her new home would put a stop to the visions she’s been seeing of Mat’s death, but instead the lake and the mountains seem to spark something dormant in her – a sensitivity, an awareness, a power of some sort. Animals are strangely drawn to her, electrical equipment shorts out when she’s near, and strangest of all, she sees a new vision; a boatful of ancient people approaching her across the lake.
As Tilda explores further into the mystery of her power and of the lake itself she finds she is connected to a dark and ancient magic that once resided there. This magic lies with Seren, a witch from the past who suffered a bitter betrayal. Seren has waited a long time for revenge and now she plans to use Tilda to get what is rightfully hers. Can Tilda harness her powers to protect everything she has come to love in her new life? Or will she be overcome by a dark and ancient magic?
From New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston, The Silver Witch is an enchanting tale of love and magic featuring her signature blend of gorgeous writing, a fabulous and intriguing historical backdrop, and a headstrong and relatable heroine that readers are sure to fall in love with.
Paula Brackston lives in a wild, mountainous part of Wales. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University, and is a Visiting Lecturer for the University of Wales, Newport. Before becoming a writer, Paula tried her hand at various career paths, with mixed success. These included working as a groom on a racing yard, as a travel agent, a secretary, an English teacher, and a goat herd. Everyone involved (particularly the goats) is very relieved that she has now found a job she is actually able to do properly.
When not hunched over her keyboard in her tiny office under the stairs, Paula is dragged outside by her children to play Swedish tennis on the vertiginous slopes which surround them. She also enjoys being walked by ... (more)