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Historical Fiction with Witches

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Margaret
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Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
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Postby Margaret » Fri May 15th, 2009, 10:16 pm

I recently read Erika Mailman's The Witch's Trinity and found it quite good. It's a serious novel about how a witch persecution might have begun in a small rural village. I've reviewed it at http://www.HistoricalNovels.info/Witchs-Trinity.html. It seems to me one of the big challenges in writing novels about the witch persecutions that are not fantasy novels is the very strange beliefs people had about what witches could and would do - The Witch's Trinity manages to bring in these ideas in a very plausible way.
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Fri May 15th, 2009, 10:59 pm

I read it and liked it. She seems to be very witch oriented, which is cool. I am waiting for her to write something else.
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Margaret
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
Contact:

Postby Margaret » Tue April 13th, 2010, 12:55 am

Here's a new one: Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt. It's based on an actual witchcraft trial in England in 1612. It's on the literary side and portrays the lives of rural people in Lancashire County, England, with great realism - the unusual twist is that the stories of animal familiars and folk blessings and curses from the accounts of the trial are portrayed in a serious way, not explained away as imagined or invented. I've just posted a review at HistoricalNovels.info
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