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[Ebook] The Return of the Witch By Paula Brackston – serv3.3pub.co.uk [BOOKS] ✯ The Return of the Witch By Paula Brackston – Serv3.3pub.co.uk After five years in the Summerlands Gideon has gained his freedom Elizabeth knows he will go straight for Tegan and that she must protect the girl she had come to regard as her own daughter In the tim After five years in the Summerlands Gideon has of the PDF Ç gained his freedom Elizabeth knows he will go straight for Tegan and that she must The Return eBook â protect the girl she had come to regard as her own daughter In the time since she the dramatic night in Batchcombe woods Tegan Return of the PDF/EPUB Ä has travelled the world learning from all manner of witches and she is no longer the awkward teenager and novice spellcaster she once was However her skills are no match for Gideon's dark vengeful power and he succeeds in capturing her Will Elizabeth be able to find her Will they be able to defeat their nemesis once and for all.

10 thoughts on “The Return of the Witch

  1. Christine Roberts Christine Roberts says:

    Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review I read the first book in this series last month and I feel this one is even better than the first More magic drama historical content Elizabeth and Tegan are back along with a supporting cast of new characters as well written and engrossing as they are I thoroughly enjoyed this book a great escapist fantasy with a strong moral center Well done

  2. Obsidian Obsidian says:

    Spoilers for those who have not read The Witch's DaughterI don't even know what to say I absolutely adored The Witch's Daughter though I found it to be overly long at times The Return of the Witch had a little bit too much going on for me to feel really immersed in the book The sudden love one character had for another came out of nowhere And the ending didn't work Told in the first person by two characters The Return of the Witch follows Elizabeth and Tegan from the first book Elizabeth as readers know went off to the Summerlands witch heaven in order to ensure that warlock Gideon was kept imprisoned forever Five years has passed and Elizabeth has returned to Earth after she and others realize that Gideon was able to somehow escape from the Summerlands Elizabeth wants to do what she needs to in order to ensure that Gideon is imprisoned once again and to protect Tegan who she loved as a daughter Elizabeth is still the same character I remember from the last book I really wish that Ms Brackston had spent time on Elizabeth's power to heal What I loved about the last book is that you got to see Elizabeth through the ages and how she used what she knew in order to nurse and doctor those around her Her only source of focus through this whole book was how to protect and or rescue Tegan It just started to get boring after a while Every time Elizabeth caught up to Tegan something stupid would occur I honestly don't have any other words for it at this point Tegan has grown in the five years since Elizabeth left I at first was a little bit concerned that we were going to get a lot of mess from Tegan about how she was abandoned However besides some initial pulling away from Elizabeth we were luckily as readers spared that I do have a problem with the fact that Tegan was set up as some super duper Mary Sue of a witch It just caused me to roll my eyes Tegan goes around and travels for five years and learns from other witches Apparently no other witch besides Tegan thought to ever do this So based on what she has learned she is now going to be the ultimate witch Gideon is just a joke I mean I found him to be menacing in the last book His only power seems to be to talk a lot and look menacing He was such a let down in this book When Elizabeth figures out what power brought Gideon back from the Summerlands I literally said out loud well duh It was not that great of a reveal I did pretty much laugh at it thoughWe are introduced to other new characters in this book and I wish that I was feeling any of them One of them named Erasmus really did not work for me at all He was set up as a source of romance for Elizabeth but good lord Elizabeth had chemistry with the pet mouse in this story than with Erasmus The writing got a bit tedious when we switched to Elizabeth's passages I thought the book would be split 5050 the whole way with us changing perspectives Instead we stuck with Elizabeth a good 34 of the book with some interjections made by Tegan I was way interested in Tegan's sections We got to hear about her additional training which sounded interesting I still uibble over her being the ultimate witch though since it seemed a bit ridiculous to me That said Elizabeth's passages were just her going over the same thing over and overHaving Elizabeth and Tegan walking through time was just not interesting I don't feel like Ms Brackston used these other time periods to good affect like she did in the last book Due to Elizabeth being rushed and on a timeline to find Tegan definitely colored things and I just didn't find these other timelines interesting at allThe ending was a bit of a letdown The final battle was pretty much a snooze And I hated what Elizabeth settled for in the end Ms Brackston leaves herself enough wiggle room to have additions to the series though

  3. The Lit Bitch The Lit Bitch says:

    I’ve been a big fan of Paula Brackstonespecially her witch booksIronically the only book of her’s I haven’t read is The Witch’s Daughter I have it but I just haven’t gotten around to reading it for some reason So when this book came up for review I was hesitant only because I haven’t read the first one However I was so excited to read another of her witch books that I just gave in a read this oneSo I would be lying if I said I should have read the first book before this one There were a lot of references to things that happened in the first book however Brackston did a great job at helping the reader navigate the story even if they missed the first bookThere was a lot to love in this booklots of magic drama time travel mystery a hint of romance and historical content I loved the mix in this book Not to mention her prose is magical and fits so well within books like this I felt like there were a lot of things to keep the reader interested in the story While I struggled with some of the plot connections which harken back to the first book I still enjoyed the overall storyBrackston did a nice job trying to help orientate the reader or re familiarize readers of the previous books so they could recall important plot points but there were still times when I felt like I was missing something So now obviously I feel like I need to move the first book up in my TBR list rather uickly so I can enjoy the series even As I mentioned earlier her prose is so beautiful It works so perfectly with a book like this The setting and magic are brought to life with her elegant word choices It’s so hard to explain but she really shines with her witch booksthe setting and prose are like the perfect storm LOVEI also want to comment on the cover designsBrackston always has a great cover illustrator I love almost all of her witch book covers This one is eually fun I love the purpleblue background and the lacy dress with boots I don’t know what it is about this cover but it completely intrigues me and catches my eye She often goes with book covers that feature witch like shoes and I am loving itAs much as I want to give this book a 5 star rating I felt like I could only give it a 4 star rating based solely on that fact that I haven’t read the first book If I had I think I would have been able to fully appreciate the overall story and plot I enjoyed it and the characters but I didn’t feel completely connected to them in the way that I had hoped and I think if I had read the other book I think I might have felt differently about the plot and charactersBrackston’s witch books are wonderful reads for me If you haven’t yet experienced her writing and you like books about witches and magic mixed with romance and mysteryI HIGHLY recommend any of her books I am moving The Witch’s Daughter up on my TBR list so I can fully appreciate this latest installmentSee my full review here

  4. Amanda Hupe Amanda Hupe says:

    The Return of the Witch is the seuel to The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston This is the second book I read for the Page Promise Weekend Read A ThonSPOILERS AHEADThis book picks up five years after Elizabeth and her fellow witches imprisoned Gideon in the Summerlands No one has ever escaped the Summerlandsuntil now Somehow Gideon has figured out how to escape Not only that but he kidnaps Tegan and attempts to hide in different time periods Elizabeth knows that Gideon has an evil plan in store for Tegan So she is determined to rescue Tegan and defeat Gideon once and for allIt was wonderful to be able to dive right into the next book immediately after finishing the first book Even though I felt that The Witch’s Daughter didn’t need a seuel I love the way the first book ended This book did get a little repetitive which slowed the pace down a bit However the historical detail is everything in the story The author has done a fantastic job researching different time periods and the women’s place within each eraOnce again there is a phenomenal cast of characters Elizabeth is absolutely powerful and I love that she brings such a strong female presence to the novel However I cannot exclude Tegan She has developed so much since the first novel and now she is learning her place in the world and of the craft I do love some of the newer characters like Erasmus He made me smile uite often Overall this book is just as magical as the first Paula Brackston has become one of my favorite female authors I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars

  5. Melissa Melissa says:

    It's been several years since I read The Witch's Daughter and I was afraid I wouldn't remember what was going on But picking up this book was like meeting up with a old friend it just makes you feel all warm and cozy with the characters all over again This the second book of this series feels similar to the second book in the All Souls trilogy what with both having someone who can work a special kind of time traveling magic The main difference being that this book doesn't get worked up about the scientific aspects of time travel making changes in the past that affect the future etcOverall I loved having a new book with these characters but I felt like the middle third of the book was a bit of a wild goose chase Gideon has kidnapped Tegan and so Elizabeth and her friends are constantly going here there and everywhere to try and find her and there's no explanation for what's going on The author gives hints of why Tegan might be special but you don't really understand what's really going on until around 34 of the way through the book I think if there would have been clues into Gideon's motive earlier in the story it would have given the plot tension suspense and it would have been that much of a page turner

  6. Angel Angel says:

    Copyright Night Owl Reviews Paula Brackston's writing is so beautiful it will have you spellbound all on its own However the story line which involves time travel magic and a pinch of mystery will also make you want to keep reading This is the second book in the series and if you haven't read the first one I certainly recommend doing so just so you can have information about what has been happening through the centuries with Elizabeth and Gideon Also it has some cool historical fiction scenes as wellThe story continues five years later when Elizabeth has been sent back from the Summerlands to find Gideon who has escaped with the assistance of an unknown person I found it interesting that in the previous book it was Gideon who was chasing Elizabeth but in The Return of the Witch the tables have turned and it is now Elizabeth who is jumping through time trying to catch Gideon Of course she has a very good reason for doing so that not only involves sending Gideon back where he belongs but also making sure Tegan is safe Please click here to continue reading my review Thank you

  7. Melinda Melinda says:

    Visit Unshelfish for reviews giveawaysBrackston's spellbinding language is the driving force along with endearing characters and a well balanced narrative with the perfect amounts of witchcraft mystery suspense and thrills even a little romance appears Her characters are strong intelligent and sensible The foursome possesses a chemistry thus pulling the reader in further The 'Time Stepping' and sub plots enhance as opposed to distract I enjoy the pacing the motives are revealed slowly as your bond with characters deepens The cat and mouse game between Elizabeth and Gideon becomes monotonous at times however Brackston's artistic prose rescues long term damage Brackston provides a than satisfying ending never leaving her audience high and dry with abruptness Fantastic story allowing mere mortals to enter the world of immortals via classy and charismatic necromancers

  8. Gina Gina says:

    This book is the follow up to The Witch's Daughter and I honestly think you need to read them in order or you may end up a bit confused about what is going on It takes place 5 years after the first book ended The cover also called to me I absolutely love the cover on this bookGideon is purely evil He will make you wish upon him a demise in a way as evil as he is Good writing will do that to you Tegan in this book is becoming stronger in the craft which only makes it likely that Gideon who has recently regained his freedom will go looking for her Elizabeth means to protect her at all costThe book vividly describes the time frame from the 17th to 19th centuries in England It's well written and engaging

  9. Bambi Unbridled Bambi Unbridled says:

    Its been several years since I read The Witch's Daughter so I really don't remember what happened in that book In hindsight I probably should have went back and read the last few chapters to try to jog my memory We start out The Return of the Witch with Gideon Masters having escaped the Summerlands and Bess has left as well to track him down Bess knows that he will most likely go after Tegan who was Bess' daughter figure in the first book Having been in the Summerlands for five years she is not sure how Tegan will react to her reappearance But Tegan has matured and become an educated and capable witch over the past five years having come into her own power while study at the side of numerous capable witches across the globeThis book definitely starts off with action that the first one did so that made me happy Starting off in the modern day we make a few time jumps in this book one of them being back to where everything started Batchcombe Hall There are a few plot conflicts thrown in besides the main struggle with Gideon and sometimes they got in the way of the real storyline For instance Bess would have to be off dealing with a side conflict when one of the main conflicts the removal of a hex was completed This was a tad aggravating because I felt like we got a decent build up for the main conflict resolution then it kind of fizzled out because Bess was needed elsewhere I enjoyed reading from Tegan's point of view particularly when she was remembering back to her magical education in Siberia and the Deserts of the Dead I believe there is room going forward for Tegan to spinoff on her own into a action packed series if the author is so inclined and I would be happy to give those books a shotAs for Gideon he is still the villain but he seemed less evil in this book for some reason I found the twin sisters to be much creepy than he was I almost got a misunderstood vibe coming from him and kinda felt bad when it was all said and done I may not have felt this way if I would have remembered of the first book because I forgot that he had seduced Tegan until she brought it up later in this installment Or maybe I just like rooting for the underdog and was feeling the distinct lack of a hero in this bookWhile I love the idea of these books I seemed to have gotten bogged down in the execution of this series After the halfway point I found myself skimming to get back to the action Normally I don't mind these meandering and detailed stories and I find beauty in the minutia This one just didn't reach out and grab me for some reason This author writes a lot of witchy books and the covers all catch my attention so I will definitely be giving her another shot This was not a bad story by any means it just wasn't one of my favorite historical fantasiesI received an advanced copy of this book from St Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review 3 stars No heat

  10. Rebecca Lyman Rebecca Lyman says:

    I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review This book picks up 5 years after the end of the previous book The Witch's Daughter I didn't know that this book was a seuel until I started reading it so I hadn't read the first book ahead of time While I didn't find that this hindered me in any way I think that some of the back story items discussed in this book would have made sense to me if I had read the first book before hand I still greatly enjoyed this book though From what I was able to gather Gideon was defeated at the end of the first book and banished to a prison in some kind of witch heaven In the beginning of this book Gideon escapes his prison and returns to Earth Elizabeth follows him thinking that the first thing he'll do is go after her young student Tegan not only for Tegan's part in Gideon's incarceration but also as a means of getting revenge on Elizabeth While she is correct on Gideon's direction she has no idea that his plans for Tegan involve something far worse than merely revenge After Gideon manages to capture Tegan Elizabeth follows them through time to try and retrieve Tegan back from Gideon's dark forces Overall I really enjoyed this book I have to be honest I was surprised that I enjoyed it so much since the last book I read by Brackston The Midnight Witch I did not really enjoy so much because it was very confusing for me This book was much easier to follow with the story line and it was a great storyplot I do wish that I had read the previous book to have a better understanding of some of the back story but it was easy enough to figure out the gist of what had happened for the most part And this book was just so interesting it was one adventure after another We learn about Tegan's journey through the world in search of learning different types of magic and each stop ends up being fantastical than the last

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