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looking for books with witches and lots of magic

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In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2012 23:46:09 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2012 23:47:55 BDT
Jim Webster says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2012 23:49:47 BDT
Garscadden says:
That would be MIA deary. If you are going to abuse Amazon's forums at least keep up with where you should have been posting.

Posted on 4 May 2012 23:50:05 BDT
Thank you Jim. That was very kind to post that link. I am completely new here and I apologized for any mistakes I might have made. I certainly didn't mean to turn the world upside down by recommending a friends book.

Posted on 4 May 2012 23:51:56 BDT
Anita says:
Missing Off Action................

In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2012 23:52:24 BDT
Garscadden,I took a look at your reviews. I see you don't like much of anything. I hope things turn out better for you.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2012 23:54:54 BDT
Anita says:
Dianne, sorry for intruding, but if you read some of the threads before posting, you'd find a lot of things Garscadden likes :)

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2012 00:08:02 BDT
Garscadden says:
I am just an incompetent reviewer, unfortunately. If you look at The Invention of Tradition (Canto Classics) for example - there is literally nothing I could add that isn't covered in the existing reviews.

(a fantastic book by the way, even if Hobsbawn is a raving Marxist)

Posted on 5 May 2012 00:13:49 BDT
Then I guess that makes us all incompetent as we've taken this thread way off course. I shall bow out and let you suggest the witches that these readers request. I have other things to tend to.

Posted on 5 May 2012 00:26:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 May 2012 00:27:51 BDT
Garscadden says:
I can't remember if anyone suggested Lasher: Lives of the Mayfair Witches and her others in the series.

Posted on 5 May 2012 00:45:06 BDT
Anita says:
I don't want to be too rude, really, but something like "I leave you to it" (that's not Dianne's phrase, but a common one) or "I have other things to tend to" sounds pathetic. Every second spammer says that, launder somehow being most popular. Believe me, all of us have things to do, and nobody cares about your or mine laundry or whatever. The obvious pattern of spamming/accusing somebody else/apologising/getting offended/banging the door makes no good to anybody, including the spammer

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2012 18:58:04 BDT
LEP says:
Wolfsangel - M D Lachlan
Spellwright series - Blake Charlton
Harry Dresden series - Jim Butcher

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2012 00:05:45 BDT
mermaid says:
If you go to the discussion thread under 'Times of Contempt' Sapkowski you'll find a link to translations for the rest of his Witcher stories - you won't regret doing so, they are wondair!!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2012 00:28:02 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 May 2012 01:53:37 BDT
Anita says:
Thanks, Mermaid, myself I'm NOT going to read Sapkowski in English (I don't speak Polish, but we have a very good Lithuanian translation), anyway, for those willing to check out there's the link:


I have no idea who made those translations (are they out of sheer enthusiasm?), still The Witcher saga is worth attention, I think

Edit: yeah, while somebody's fighting over money or something, fan fiction (fan translation in this case) seems to be taking over (and Sapkowski has some very devoted fans, in fact quite a lot of them). Just a little bit of warning: it's not an easy task for a translator, as far as I know, with some villagers using weird "rural" language and everything

Posted on 7 May 2012 10:48:14 BDT
John says:
Guys, I am so angry. How could you start a spamming argument without informing me? Blithely talking away on the other spamming threads and didnt seem fit to mention that we have active spammers with amusing stories? A publishers conspiracy? And I know nothing about it!

Dianne Gardner, we got a spam problem here and we act like a pack of pirana's, each out for a bite. After we are done, the thread is clear of spam, and any notion of the thread title. By all means stick around and contribute. If you are an author, we would expect you to have read a bit of this and that.

Ok, WITCHES and Magic. Very sorry if i repeat earlier suggestions in this book and sorry to the cummunity for spouting (yet again) my favourite books.

1. Ilona Andrews - Kate Daniels series. LOTs of magic + different types of witches. Brilliantly written, funny, gothic, huge sexual tension and really, really interesting world. 10/10 for each book and I generally do give 10/10 for anything.
2. Ann Bishop - Black jewels trilogy. Interesting view of witches, creating a whole new culture/world. Lots of magic. Its exceptionally funny at times. Not a lot of action, its based around the interplay of characters. Good vs evil comes in but only in the nature of ones behavour (eg rape).
3. Dream Weaver - Jonathan whylie, read this 15 years ago, but I loved it. Its a bit dated but it has a really nice story and uses art, music, writing and dreams to formulate powerful magic. Really cool.
Katherin Kerr does a lot about magic and witches, but I'm not a fan personally.

Posted on 7 May 2012 19:13:53 BDT
Sophia says:
Garscadden: there really isn't that much magic in the Mayfair witches books (of which Lasher is the second book, the first is The Witching Hour) so that's why I haven't recommended it here. That said, with the exception of the first quarter of The Witching Hour which is a very detailed geneaology that is only important if you plan to read all the books and even then is better used as reference, it is very entertaining. Though there is a second caveat that the books soon start to cross over with Rice's vampire books so you have to go back and read I think it's four of those to catch up if you haven't already read them.

Looking back I realise I have used very long sentences but I can't for the life of me think how to shorten them, I'm sorry.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2012 19:33:21 BDT
Garscadden says:
Yeah, it was a long time ago i read it - could t really remember much except I enjoyed it at the time. And though I know I must have read the first book, it is only Lasher that I remember.

Ahh well.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2012 23:49:17 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 May 2012 00:15:22 BDT
Have you read The Legend of the Ice People by Margit Sandemo? I have read all 47 books in the saga and enjoyed them alot. Read the Amazons customer reviews!
How about the Rogue Agent serie by K.E Mills?
My favourite trilogy so far is The Farseer Trilogy and its sequel The Tawny Man Trilogy by Robin Hobb. It's fantasy and magic but not much witchery.

Posted on 11 May 2012 16:29:31 BDT
Essbee says:
I would recommend Barbara Hambly - Sisters of the Raven and the sequel Circle of the Moon. Lots of magic in the Darwath and in the Sun Wolf series but more emphasis on wizards rather than witches. Avoid her James Asher books if you do not like Vampires

In reply to an earlier post on 12 May 2012 06:37:34 BDT
I hope you have plenty of spare time, there are lots of books in the Witchworld and associated series, I have just started rereading Andre Nortons books, been a few decades since I read em as a youngster!!

Posted on 12 May 2012 21:54:25 BDT
John says:
Watch out for the farseer trilogy, its a love it or hate it deal, depending on how you feel about sad endings.

Posted on 17 May 2012 16:50:03 BDT
Sorry but Deborah Harkness - A Discovery of Witches is utter rubbish. I am witch and she clearly knows nothing about magic or witchcraft. The protagonist witch is wet and spends all her time simpering after a vampire who is chauvanistic bully. What magic there is, is silly and juvenile (Harry Potter is more convincing). You might enjoy this book if you are a Twilight fan and have no clue about witchcraft, but it just made me angry.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 15:30:30 BDT
Why not read Bitter is the Salt. That's got witches in it, and magic. No vampires! It's dark gothic fantasy, but is a great read I thought.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 18:18:56 BDT
Donna129 says:
I'm not sure what age you are but I found the SWEEP series it's more for teens but I'm 29 and I enjoyed them. There's about 15 books in the series.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 18:36:23 BDT
Blilith says:

Have you ever tried reading about real magic, not just fantasy. It may open your eyes.
Try "The Book of Lies" by Aliester Crowley
"Psyber Magick" by Peter J. Carroll
"Condensed Chaos" by Phil Hine

I am a real Witch, a Techno Pagan CHAOS Witch and a high Priestess.

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