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The Winter Witch

Shadow Chronicles, Book 2
Narrated by: Marisa Calin
Series: Shadow Chronicles, Book 2
Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Paula Brackston transports listeners to the windswept mountains of Wales in this enthralling tale of love and magic.

In her small early-19th-century Welsh town, there is no one quite like Morgana. She is small and quick, and pretty enough to attract a suitor, but there are things that set her apart from other girls. Though her mind is sharp she has not spoken since she was a young girl. Her silence is a mystery, as well as her magic - the household objects that seem to move at her command, the bad luck that visits those who do her ill.

Concerned for her safety, her mother is anxious to see Morgana married, and Cai Jenkins, the widowed drover from the far hills who knows nothing of the rumors that swirl around her, seems the best choice. After her wedding, Morgana is heartbroken at leaving her mother, and wary of this man, whom she does not know, and who will take her away to begin a new life.

But she soon falls in love with Cai's farm and the wild mountains that surround it. Here, where frail humans are at the mercy of the elements, she thrives, her wild nature and her magic blossoming. Cai works to understand the beautiful, half-tamed creature he has chosen for a bride, and slowly, he begins to win Morgana's affections. It's not long, however, before her strangeness begins to be remarked upon in her new village.

A dark force is at work there - a person who will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against Morgana, even at the expense of those closest to her. Forced to defend her home, her man, and herself from all comers, Morgana must learn to harness her power, or she will lose everything in this beautifully written, enchanting novel.

©2013 Paula Brackston (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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Better than the 1st book

Better than the first book, but I will not be buying anymore, it was just ok

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Wonderful story. Beautifully narrated

Wonderful story. Beautifully narrated. Was a pleasure to listen to. Very enjoyable. Thank you very much.

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Light, easy read

Good easy story by Paula. Wish sometimes her books were a dvd series. Read this book in a day. I only gave this book 4 stars because it was just a really good read and quite light hearted.
But i recommend if you have read and liked her other books... not as twisty and turny as the others though.

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good read

I liked this read, love a bit of magic, the first one is still my favorite, but I really enjoyed this one too.

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  • Jo
  • 08-05-2017

Excellent

Loved this book and recommend it. Have also read Witches Daughter. Looking forward to the next

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Slow going

Was a good and exciting ending. And the droving part was interesting but I felt it very slow going and frustrating as the main character does not speak. But you almost hear the story in two parts his then hers so it seems slow going. The climax was drawn out. I was left feeling wanting.

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  • Bee
  • 25-06-2016

Too wordy

Far too wordy for me. It wasn't until chapter 17, less than 3 hours to go that was there any plain speaking between the important characters. The main protagonist's lack of speech was constantly irritating especially since she hardly ever tried to communicate in other ways. It seemed like an amateur way to build suspense. The bones of the story is good however it needed further heavy editing to make it roll along at the right pace. A nice narrators voice though an inexpert welsh accent.

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enjoyed it

loved it and had trouble putting it down look forward to reading more of her books.