No one has ever escaped from Summerlands . . . until now.
Five years after witch Elizabeth Hawksmith helped imprison warlock Gideon Masters in Summerlands, the warlock escapes. Elizabeth knows Gideon is hell-bent on punishing her, and the best way he can do that is by hurting Tegan, the young hedge witch Elizabeth used to mentor. Despite Elizabeth’s best efforts to warn Tegan, who has grown in her own powers, Gideon is able to capture Tegan and disappear with her back in time. Now it is up to Elizabeth to find them and bring Tegan safely back home.
When it comes to deftly mingling different fiction genres, Paula Brackston is something of a magician herself. The Return of the Witch, the author’s sequel to her first book, is a spellbinding story comprised of equal measures of fantasy, time-travel, and history spiced up with a generous dash of danger and suspense. Brackston has always been willing to gamble and try something a bit out of the ordinary with her stories, and The Return of the Witch is a perfect example of how this literary risk-taking can pay big rewards for discerning readers.