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MOBI ó DOC A Secret History of Witches 9781478977025 FREE ó ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☁ A Secret History of Witches ✍ Author Louisa Morgan – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk An ancient and dangerous power is being handed down from mother to daughter through some of the most conseuential historic events of the An ancient and dangerous power is being handed down from mother to daughter through some of the most conseuential historic events of the last two centuriesAfter Grandmére Ursule gives her life to save her tribe her magic seems to die Set in Europe this story follows a family of witches spanning five generations and chronicles how the magic is passed down from mother to daughter and their efforts to keep their craft a secret I really did not care for this book it lacked any detail and intrigue The story of each daughter just seemed like the same story repeated over again with minor alterations of detail Girl is puzzled by secrecy of mother receives her powers at puberty fights with mother finds baby daddy bears daughter repeat The story was so bland and void of detail it almost felt like reading a textbook even the suspenseful parts with a fiery witch hunter on their trail just fizzled out to nothing My feminist soul was also cringing the entire time I recognize that during this time period women had very few rights but this family it set up right at the beginning to be a matriarchal society with the grandmother at the head whose orders are followed by all including the men Then upon her death all of a sudden we forget about all that and we resort back to sexist gender roles Our one protagonist at one point when finding she is pregnant actually thinks she was breedingwhat?? I was looking forward to a story full of strong women doing awesome witchy things nope They can do all sorts of crazy things at the tip of a hat yet still meekly follow the orders of the men around themwho are in full knowledge of their capabilities Found that extremely hard to accept And the sexism is not only limited to the women the men are also described as being incapable of crying or really any emotion at all get those gender stereotypes out of here We are talking about a book with witches and magic how about a little mutual respect and euality within the family The book wasn't even saved by interesting descriptions of magic for me There was no consistency with the magic system it worked sometimes and appeared to have limitless power and then didn't for no particular reason and back and forth The magical elements were just extremely unimaginative in general and didn't hold any interest Flat characters static plot and loads of sexism I'd give this read a pass For reviews and other bookish things visit my blog

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With her Even so her family keeps the Old Faith practicing the spells and rites that have been handed from mother to daughter for generations Until one day Ursule’s young granddaughter steps into the circle and magic flows anewFrom e A Secret History of Witches is a family saga that spans over a century It stars five generations of women – Nanette Ursule Irène Morwen and Veronica – from a Romani family the Orchiéres and takes us from Brittany to Cornwall to Wales to London The women of the Orchiére family carry on the family tradition of witchcraft passed down from mother to daughterThis book was a mixed bag for me with some things I enjoyed and others that could have been better What I loved the most though were the characters This book places its female characters at the center of the narrative; all the main characters are women and there is a strong focus on mother daughter relationships Each of the five main characters had a uniue personality that leapt off the page and I fell in love with them one by one They were what brought this story to life for meI also enjoyed Louisa Morgan’s writing style It was easy to sink into with a nice flow that kept me reading all the way through this five hundred plus page novel I can understand why some describe this book as repetitive and weren’t drawn in to the story The plot is very cyclical and there isn’t much action but that’s or less what I expect from a family sagaThe reason I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I’d hoped was that it didn’t meet my expectations for fantasy or for historical fiction; instead it sat awkwardly between the two genres On the one hand there were some parts that were just too far fetched for historical fiction But on the other hand there wasn’t enough magic for fantasy I was left unsatisfied on both frontsThe Orchiére women spoke freuently of magic to the point where it was obviously meant to be the focal point of the story but they rarely used it As other reviewers have mentioned they mostly used it to attract men who would impregnate them which was frustrating I often talk about missed opportunities that prevent books from living up to their full potential; this was a major oneBut overall I did enjoy this book even if it wasn’t uite what I’d hoped it would be I liked spending time with Morgan’s characters I might look into some of her other books and see if they interest me

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A Secret History of WitchesArly 19th century Brittany to London during the Second World War five generations of witches fight the battles of their time deciding how far they are willing to go to protect their family their heritage and ultimately all of our futur I have mixed feelings about this book I enjoyed it and yet I found it unevenly written Though yes I KNOW it is about witches some of it went beyond my ability to suspend disbelief not because of the magic but because of the characters' actions And I found the end to be abrupt and not terribly satisfying