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The Vanishing Witch Hardcover – 14 Aug 2014

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  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Review (14 Aug. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1472215001
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472215000
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 4.3 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)
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Passion and peril. A compelling blend of historical grit and supernatural twists (Dail Mail on The Falcons of Fire and Ice)

Glorious ... a thrillingly horrible vision of the Dark Ages (Metro on The Owl Killers)

Bawdy and brutal (Simon Mayo on The Gallows Curse)

Scarily good. Imagine The Wicker Man crossed with The Birds (Marie Claire on The Owl Killers)

Combines the storytelling traditions of The Canterbury Tales with the supernatural suspense of Mosse's Sepulchre in this atmospheric tale of treachery and magic (Marie Claire on Company of Liars)

Teeming, invigorating (Guardian on The Falcons of Fire and Ice)

A ripping tale ... full of colour and detail (Daily Telegraph on The Gallows Curse)

A richly evocative page-turner which brings to life a lost and terrible period of British history, with a disturbing final twist worthy of a master of the spine-tingler such as Henry James (Daily Express on Company of Liars)

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The critically acclaimed Queen of the Dark Ages introduces a chilling novel set against the backdrop of the Peasants' Revolt.

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Engrossing, enchanting and mysterious - this book kept my mind busy from start to finish. Twists and turns of plot kept me guessing to the last few pages. Very enjoyable. Almost as good was the extensive and helpful author's note at the end detailing the sources the author used for the story, intriguing information on witchcraft ancient and modern, and a glossary of medieval terms and expressions used in the book. I loved it all. Highly recommended.
Incidentally, I contacted the author via her website with a question about the book not realising it was fully answered in the author's note at the end. She gave me a prompt and very courteous reply which was much appreciated.
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The Vanishing Witch is thick with suspense (a bit like Gunter’s pottage).

As soon as you open this book you are immediately transported into the 14th Century and get to know each of the character’s, whose lives, we find, are intertwined.

It’s an excellent story told by each of the characters in turn and it flows beautifully. It’s well thought out, Karen Maitland gives you just enough in each chapter to make you hunger for a little more.

There are elements of witchcraft which are well-suited to this era, but don't worry, it’s not unbelievable hocus-pocus for the sake of it, it’s a subtly woven thread which in the end makes it a truly marvellous read. There’s so much more depth to this story than you first realise – in fact, there’s quite a conspiracy going on…

And there’s an extra special bit at the very end that I didn’t know about before I purchased the book: you’ll find a small glossary of terms appropriate of that time, plus a historical summary / breakdown of the Peasant’s Revolt which is pretty interesting and a nice touch which makes the world you’ve just become engrossed in seem all that little more ‘real’.

Excellent stuff.
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Vivid descriptions of life and landscape in medieval England, well researched historical background, interesting and unexpected characters and a nice build up of the story is what I loved in this book. However, when the story reaches a climax, everything start to collapse. As if the author ran out of energy, or even forgot what she wrote previously, she offers a very poor, and I'd say "rushed" and cheap ending, at about the last fifth or sixth of the book. I realized that there where so many loose ends, contradictory behaviours, unanswered questions and unnecessary subplots, that although I might have rated the book as "ok", because it was ok, even good for the most part, my final rating is 2 stars -I don't like it- because this is exactly what I felt after I read the final sentence. Nowhere near as good as the "Company of Liars" or the "Owl Killers" but then again nowhere near as bad as "The Raven's Head".
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I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of reading this book. I usually avoid ghostly types of stories as I'm an elderly widow, but one of the reviews praising it did say spooky but not frightening, which is precisely that. Highly recommended. Don't miss out on a great read. I'm already into another of Karen's books.
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Has a lot going for it, but can be confusing sometimes. Not 100% convinced.
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Liking it so far!
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Tremendous read, and as always the author packs detail of daily life and the esoteric side by side seamlessly. Whenever I read a book by Karen Maitland, I feel as if am there.
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This was a great story, nothing was as it seemed and you are left wondering so much at the end you don't want the story to finish.
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