Imagine a world in which witchcraft is real. In which mothers hand down power to their daughters, power that is used harmlessly and peacefully.
Then imagine that the US President is a populist demagogue who decides that all witches must be imprisoned for their own safety, as well as the safety of those around them – creating a world in which to be female is one step away from being criminal…
As witches across the world are rounded up, one young woman discovers a power she did not know she had. It’s a dangerous force and it puts her top of the list in a global witch hunt.
But she – and the women around her – won’t give in easily. Not while all of women’s power is under threat.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with The Coven and it took me completely by surprise. An intriguing combination of dystopian fantasy and realism, in a modern day setting in which witchcraft actually exists. Beautifully executed The Coven is a clever novel which leads us on an exciting and spellbinding journey around the globe, switching deftly from location to location. It’s fast-paced and full of action and drama and a real page-turner. The fight scenes in particular are amazing, vividly described and full of tension and excitement.
The world and magic system are complex and interesting. The story centres around Chloe Su, a teenage Elemental witch who is ‘The One’, the most powerful witch of all as she can access all four of the magic elements. Elemental witches are the most dangerous they access their magic via one of four elements air, water, fire or earth. There are also ‘Crystal’ witches who access their magic via crystals and ‘Kitchen’ witches who are lower grade witches who need natural ingredients for their spells. ‘Legacies’ are simply girls born to witches but do not have magic.
There is a fabulous and eclectic mix of characters all of whom are well drawn and interesting. Dominated mainly by female characters, the story certainly pays homage to the power of women in a society where women have magical powers and men don’t.
The Coven is a wonderful contemporary witch story with an action-packed and well executed storyline taking us to some lovely locations. This is an ingenious story, with an interesting concept which really sparks your imagination. Perfect for fantasy readers who want to test their boundaries with something a little bit different.
Publication Date: 25 February 2021
Page Count: 448
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