Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery by Brom - Book Review

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By Brom
ISBN: 9781250622006
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 14th, 2021

The story begins with the awakening of an unknown creature in the woods, and a mail order bride from London on her way to church with her Puritan husband. Abitha is the daughter of a "cunning woman" struggling to acclimate to the Puritan way of life. The people of the village purchase her charms and medicinal balms, but hate her for her ungodly ways. When Abitha's loving husband dies, she finds a loophole in the law that allows her to keep her land, but her brother-in-law accuses her of witchcraft to get her out of the way. What none of the village understands is that she has befriended the creature in the forest and the nature spirits don't take kindly to the torture of their favorite human. Revenge and mayhem ensue. This book ends exactly how I wish every witch trial in real life could have ended! ~ Reviewed by Misty Henrichsen