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Publisher's Summary

Paula Brackston's debut novel, The Witch's Daughter, was the little book that could - with a captivating story, remarkable heroine, and eye-catching package, it has now netted over 200,000 copies in all formats. Now Paula returns with its sequel, The Return of the Witch, another bewitching tale of love and magic, featuring her signature blend of gorgeous writing, a fabulous and intriguing historical backdrop, and a headstrong and relatable heroine listeners will cheer for.

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 has come to regard as her own daughter. In the time since she the dramatic night in Batchcombe woods, Tegan has traveled 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?

In a breathless journey that takes them through history to the 17th and 19th centuries, witch pursues warlock. Three people steeped in magic weave a new story, but not all will survive until the end.

©2016 Paula Brackston (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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LOVE this book.

Great story from beginning to end. Lots of twists and turns. left hanging on every word. Worth another read.

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I loved it!!

This book wraps up the story of Elizabeth and Teagan perfectly but I still hope for another story with these characters.

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Very boring.... slow journey to a predictable end.

I was so hoping this would be as good as the first book. I just wanted to know what was going to happen to Bess. I stuck with it. A lot of moments that drag on and on and on. ... oh well.

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Waste of a credit

How disappointing. Another reviewer mentioned how many times she’d rolled her eyes during this story... I too lost count. Narration was horrible (par for this narrator though) and the story a huge let down after The Witch’s Daughter. Don’t waste your credit...

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my new FAVORITE author! LOVE these novels

my new FAVORITE author! LOVE these novels. It's fantastic when the narration is complimentary!

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Enjoyed

I liked this one as much as the 1st. The story kept me hopping. you'd really want to read this after the first.

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Paula has outdone herself ❤

Fantastic, beginning to end.
Narrator (s) OUTSTANDING ❤🤗
I'm enchanted, I could have been there.

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Spellbinding

I do not normally care for female narrators however Ms.Calin is better more polished, accomplished then ANY other I have ever listened to. Man or woman. This is a fabulous book and I want more! I need Tegans story and Bess and Arrasmus and son. More, more, more PLEASE!

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  • 03-18-22

Absolutely wonderful!

I would most definitely recommend this book to anyone who has previously listened to its prequel.
I did not expect the storyline to captivate me so much since Paula Brackston distracts us with Elizabeth’s own personal emotional journey but each chapter kept me wanting more and more.

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Absolutely loved it!

I am enjoying this author very much. what a great series. I look forward to more.

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  • CaZ
  • 06-02-21

great book.

this is the third book I've read by Paula Brackston. will most definitely be having more.

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  • 03-04-22

It was a good sequel.

it was a good sequel and good to see so much more magic performed. it filled in a gaps between books well and a nice ending

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  • Julia G.
  • 12-12-21

Another fabulous read

This was the last one of the Shadow Chronicles that I had left to read and, just prior to this, I read City of Time and Magic. I was thrilled that they tied in as I love all of these characters. Totally love Paula’s writing. I think I’ll start the Grimm mystery books next. Keep it up! 😉

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-20-22

Not great

I've listened to many of Paula's books, this one was poor, I was so disappointed

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  • deborah bailey
  • 10-19-21

Fabulous

Absolutely wonderful I could not stop listening. Narration is excellent, great story.
Fully recommend this for those who love a bit of magic!

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  • christine kidd
  • 10-10-21

Another great story

Absolutely love this series. I sincerely hope there's more to come. Thank you Paula.

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  • Sue Power
  • 08-19-21

Brilliant 👏

Loved this book it was a compelling read and held my attention all through it.

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  • Sassa K-B
  • 08-12-21

Ummmm

Confused by all the hype for this. It was nowhere near as good as the witch’s daughter. Bit cheesy and not a lot happened. The narrators voice is so soothing I was almost falling asleep!

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  • Piper H
  • 08-07-21

Yet another great book!

Wonderfully written & narrated! Hope there will be a 5th book in this series! Brilliant!

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  • Mrs Shields
  • 07-29-21

Didn’t want it to end

I loved every bit of this book I really didn’t want the story to end. It’s one of those books that even though it’s finished you keep thinking about it and all the characters.Loved the narration as well was totally absorbed

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  • Carlo
  • 12-12-21

Enjoyable.

Loved it. Great conclusion to Anne Hawksmith's arc. Enjoyed the idea of having Teagan play a major role too.