Arianwyn is a fully qualified witch, but somehow magic doesn't feel any easier than it did in her apprentice days. The Hex has driven all manner of supernatural creatures out of the Great Wood and into her little town some benign, others dark, and others downright mischievous. The Spellorium has never been so busy!
What's more, the High Elder has set her a dangerous secret mission. With Gimma acting weirder than usual and her friendships crumbling under pressure, Arianwyn faces the toughest spell of her witching career can she really see it through alone?
About the Author
James Nicol has loved books and stories his whole life. As a child he spent hours absorbed in novels, watching epic 1980s cartoons or adventuring in the wood at the bottom of the garden. He lives on the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens with his partner and a black and white cockapoo called Bonnie. The Apprentice Witch is his children’s debut. You can visit him at @jamesenicol.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The novel A Witch Alone is the sequel to Apprentice Witch by James Nicol. The novel has three hundred six pages and starts with the young witch, Airianwyn Gribble enjoying her short vacation in Kingsport and coming back to her hometown, Lull. As it turns out, Lull is in a mess after magical creatures started appearing and causing trouble. Airianwyn is needed by residents of Lull pouring in through her magic shop's door and arguing about who needs her help the most. The novel has many interesting characters, including the mayor's daughter, Gimmina, Salle, Colin, and Airianwyn's moon hare, Bob. The theme of the book is magic, bravery, friendship, and a little about family because that is a large sum of what Airianwyn needs during her adventures throughout the book. It also has a very interesting plot, and someone who likes fantasy books might like this book. I would rate this book 5 stars and recommend it for ages nine through eleven. review by Aubrey L., age 10, Greater NYC Mensa