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A Pinch of Magic (A Pinch of Magic Adventure) Kindle Edition
About the Author
- ASIN : B0746PKZDP
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Children's UK (7 February 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 5400 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 261 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #63,705 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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A Pinch of Magic hooked me immediately with the dark and brooding setting of Crowstone and the mysterious past history of it's feared prison and tower and the imprisoned Witch bent on revenge. In the present day of the story , the Widdershin sisters learn of the curse that now follows them and are a force to be reckoned with. It's impossible not to be charmed,engaged and emotionally invested in each one of them during their frantic quest to beat the curse that binds them to remain in the dank misery of Crowestone or face certain death.
There is danger and treachery around every corner and just the right level of threat and fear for the reader's nerves to jangle. The story pits the loyalty and the trust of the Widdershin sisters (despite their differences) against the betrayal and jealousy of the past where young witch Sorcha's magic is exposed by bitter ,cruel sister Prue and sets in motion a handed down curse against Prue's future relations. Add two escaped prisoners , who add both elements of real villiany and real friendship to the sisters and you have a nail biting journey of a tale.
Many years ago , as a young reader, I fell in love with the dramas of the March sisters in Little Women and now I have a whole new sisterly set of siblings to hopefully follow and be captivated by with the Widdershin girls!
The audiobook is unabridged, with a run time of 8 hours, 44 minutes at 1x. It is narrated by Nicky Diss.
‘A Pinch of Magic’ is the kind of children’s fiction suitable for ages 9-99. It focuses upon the three Widdershins sisters, Betty, Fliss, and Charlie. They live with their grandmother, Bunny, in their family’s pub, The Poacher’s Pocket, on the isle of Crowstone. When they discover that the women of their family are cursed, they seek a way to break it and end up having adventures.
While this novel works fine as a stand-alone, it is the first in the Widdershins Sisters trilogy. The second ‘A Sprinkle of Sorcery’ was published in February and the final book due in early 2021.
I have read a couple of Michelle Harrison‘s previous novels and found them both delightful. ‘A Pinch of Magic’ confirmed my admiration for her work. It was wonderful, full of magic and adventures and infused with gentle humour.
The audiobook’s narrator, Nicky Diss, has narrated a number of Michelle Harrison’s titles for Simon & Schuster Audio. Her voice is rich and warm, with a wide range that created a sense of the individual characters. I felt that she did an excellent job of bringing the novel vividly to life.