Book Promo: The Once and Future Witches, by Alix E. Harrow

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n 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.

But when the Eastwood sisters–James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna–join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote-and perhaps not even to live-the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.

There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be. 

Hardcover, 528 pages

Expected publication: October 13th 2020 by Orbit

ISBN:0356512479 (ISBN13: 9780356512471)

About the Author

Alix E. Harrow

I’ve been a student and a teacher, a farm-worker and a cashier, an ice-cream-scooper and a 9-to-5 office-dweller. I’ve lived in tents and cars, cramped city apartments and lonely cabins, and spent a summer in a really sweet ’79 VW Vanagon. I have library cards in at least five states.

Now I’m a full-time writer living in with my husband and two semi-feral kids in Berea, Kentucky. It is, I’m very sure, the best of all possible worlds.

My debut novel–a historical fantasy called THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY–will be out in Fall 2019 from Orbit/Redhook.

My writing is represented by Kate McKean at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.

Twitter: @AlixEHarrow

Blogger’s notes:

11th October 2020

This was supposed to be a review, however my ARC hasn’t arrived. I have been in touch with the blog tour organiser, apparently my copy was sent in July. It didn’t arrive. New copies were supposed to be sent out last week. Nothing has arrived. Digital copies are available. I can’t read more than a novella in ebook form for medical reasons and this is a chunky book at 528 pages, so that option was out.

Thus a promo post. I agreed to the blog tour and even if I can’t review the book I can still keep my obligations to share about it, especially as today is the expected publication date.

I was really looking forward to reading this book, it sounds marvellous fun. Maybe the ARC will arrive eventually and I’ll be able to review it.

Best of luck to the author with this new novel, although from what I’ve seen, from those lucky enough to get ARCs, it’s a really good book. And very appropriate for this time of year with Halloween coming up and all that.


13th October 2020

The book has finally arrived this morning, right in the middle of my therapy session. I will review it when I get a chance. It’s a chunky great book.

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