Witches in Red: A Novel of the Mist-Torn Witches

Witches in Red: A Novel of the Mist-Torn Witches

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by Barb Hendee
     
 

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Céline and Amelie Fawe can see into anyone’s past and future simply by touching him. They have used their powers to secure sanctuary—and a fine apothecary’s shop—in the village around Castle Sèone. But their continued safety has a price....

Far to the north, the men of an isolated silver mining community are turning

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Céline and Amelie Fawe can see into anyone’s past and future simply by touching him. They have used their powers to secure sanctuary—and a fine apothecary’s shop—in the village around Castle Sèone. But their continued safety has a price....

Far to the north, the men of an isolated silver mining community are turning into vicious “beasts” that slaughter anyone in sight. The mines belong to the noble family of Prince Anton—ruler of Castle Sèone and Céline and Amelie’s patron—and Anton’s tyrannical father has ordered his son to solve the mystery as a test of his leadership. He has no choice but to send the witches into the perilous north to use their abilities to discover the cause of the transformations. Given how much they owe the prince, the sisters have no choice but to go.

Together with the overprotective Lieutenant Jaromir, Célene and Amelie enter the dark world of a far-off mining camp tainted by fear, mistrust, and enslavement—and haunted by men turning into massive mad wolves without warning. Now the two must draw upon strength and cunning they never thought they possessed not only to solve the mystery, but to survive....

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PRAISE FOR THE MIST-TORN WITCHES

“Hendee has a gift for intricate psychological plots, and her characters are some of the best in current fantasy.”—Booklist

“[An] engaging fantasy novel...Clues as to the sisters' magical heritage, hints of romance, threats both supernatural and human, and courtly intrigue combine for a fun fantasy mystery.”—Locus

“The murder mystery at the core of this book…will hold readers spellbound.”—RT Book Reviews

“A well-constructed fantasy with two likable and interesting main characters…a fun read.”—A Book Obsession

“Hendee knows how to hook her readers with beautiful detailed settings.”—Seeing Night Book Reviews

“Incredibly vivid…a must read, full of suspense, drama, and magic.”—SciFiChick.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451414168
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/06/2014
Series:
Mist-Torn Witches Series, #2
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
232,357
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 4.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
PRAISE FOR THE MIST-TORN WITCHES

“Hendee has a gift for intricate psychological plots, and her characters are some of the best in current fantasy.”—Booklist

“[An] engaging fantasy novel...Clues as to the sisters' magical heritage, hints of romance, threats both supernatural and human, and courtly intrigue combine for a fun fantasy mystery.”—Locus

“The murder mystery at the core of this book…will hold readers spellbound.”—RT Book Reviews

“A well-constructed fantasy with two likable and interesting main characters…a fun read.”—A Book Obsession

“Hendee knows how to hook her readers with beautiful detailed settings.”—Seeing Night Book Reviews

“Incredibly vivid…a must read, full of suspense, drama, and magic.”—SciFiChick.com

Meet the Author

Barb Hendee, author of the Mist-Torn Witches and the Vampire Memories series, including Ghosts of Memories, In Memories We Fear, and Memories of Envy, lives in a quirky little town near Portland, Oregon, with her husband J. C. Hendee, with whom she writes the Noble Dead Saga. Barb’s short fiction has appeared in numerous genre magazines and anthologies.

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Witches in Red: A Novel of the Mist-Torn Witches 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
TheBibliophilicBookBlog More than 1 year ago
In an isolated mining community, men are turning into some kind of vicious and murdering beasts terrorizing the soldiers and workers alike. Prince Anton’s father has demanded his youngest son solve this mystery as another test of his leadership and fitness to be named heir. The Fawe sisters, Céline and Amelie, under Prince Anton’s protection and possessing the gifts of pre-and retro-cognition respectively are sent along with a contingent of soldiers to discover what is causing the beastly transformations at the mines. However, the answers they find may not bring salvation. WITCHES IN RED is the second book in the Mist-Torn Witches series and it picks up a little while after the events in the first book, THE MIST-TORN WITCHES. Céline and Amelie have settled in nicely in Castle Sèone’s surrounding village, finding peace running the apothecary’s shop. However, when Prince Anton calls on them to assist in a mission they’re unable to refuse. I loved WITCHES IN RED and the further development of the familiar characters, plus the introduction of fascinating new characters. All of the characters are well-developed, the setting is deliciously spooky and forbidding, and the mystery complex and intriguing. WITCHES IN RED continues the superb writing from THE MIST-TORN WITCHES and grabs you from the very beginning. If you’re going to read WITCHES IN RED, please pick up THE MIST-TORN WITCHES in order to get the full backstory of Céline and Amelie. You won’t be disappointed!
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A bit predictable, but still fun. I will read her again.
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BeguilingTongue More than 1 year ago
I think Barb Hendee has created a series that is definitely going to live on throughout literary history. The characters are realistic the story lines flow to the point where the book cannot be put down. You see the growth of the characters from the first book in the series. She has thrown in some surprises that I have a feeling are going to take the story to a different place than I originally thought, and it's going to be interesting to see how the stories will play out in the long run. If you enjoy fantasy writers such as J.R.R. Tolkein and George R.R., Martin you'll definitely enjoy this book. I don't want to put any spoilers because it will ruin it for those reading this review, but I can say that I can't wait for the next book in this series! Bravo Mrs. Hendee!