In the newest installment of the award-nominated Witches of Lychford series, the borders of Lychford are crumbling. Other realities threaten to seep into the otherwise quiet village, and the resident wise woman is struggling to remain wise. The local magic shop owner and the local priest are having troubles of their own.
As with the other Lychford stories, this one is a very short book, a novella, but it contains within its pages a great deal of narrative and wisdom ... There are subtly funny moments, some tongue-in-cheek and pithy with dry humor ... In this entry in the series, the characters are at their most human, touching as it does on that one condition every person secretly fears, the loss of self ... Read this novella for the magic, read it for the humor, but most of all, read it for the human element.
The fourth Witches of Lychford book balances gracefully on the border of cozy, small-town mystery and cosmic horror, with deft and entertaining character development. Although Judith’s deterioration is painful to read, her determination is a joy. It’s a small book that packs a solid narrative punch.
Another entertaining and imaginative entry in Cornell’s Witches of Lychford series. A quick read with an interesting town full of characters, but readers may want to start at the beginning of the series to fully understand the story.