The Age of Witches

Louisa Morgan

fiction fantasy historical
emotional mysterious slow-paced

448 pages | first published 2020

Louisa Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches, returns with another riveting tale of family, witchcraft, and love that spans generations, set in Gilded Age New York and London.

Harriet Bishop, descended from a long line of witches, uses magic to help women in need -- not only ordinary women, but also those with powers of their own. She must intervene when a distant cousin wields dangerous magic to change the lives of two unsuspecting young people... one of whom might just be a witch herself.

Frances Allington has used her wiles and witchcraft to claw her way out of poverty and into a spectacular marriage with one of New York's wealthiest new tycoons. She is determined to secure the Allingtons' position amongst the city's elite Four Hundred families by any means necessary -- including a scheme to make a glorious aristocratic match for her headstrong and reluctant step-daughter, Annis, using the same strange power with which she ensnared Annis's father.
To save Annis from this dark magic, Harriet reveals to her Frances' misuse of their shared birthright and kindles in Annis her own nascent powers. Together, Harriet and Annis must resist her stepmother's agenda, lest she -- and the dashing young lord she suspects she could come to love -- lose their freedom, and possibly their lives.

What the community thinks

summary of 62 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

emotional 66%
mysterious 33%

Pace

medium 75%
slow 25%

Strong character development?

No: 50% | Yes: 50%

Loveable characters?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Average rating

3.57