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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
War of the Witches
by Maite Carranza
Age Range: 12+
When Anaid wakes up one morning to find that her mother has mysteriously disappeared without a trace. Suddenly the teenage Anaid is thrust into completely unknown territory. She discovers that her mother Selene is a witch, but not just any witch – she is part of the Omar clan and the Chosen One, prophesised to end the bloody war with the cruel Odish clans who are intent on attaining eternal life.
As Anaid begins to unravel the various prophesies that are a part of Selene’s life she learns that she has unique powers of her own. Drawn deeper into the secret life of her mother Anaid sets out on a dangerous journey to find her and is destined to play a key part in ending the battle between the Omar and Odish clans.
The unspoken ties between mother and daughter play a large part in this powerful magical fantasy. Anaid has to combine her everyday life as a teenager with the need to find her mother and journey into the unknown. The story flows effortlessly and will grip the reader right from the first page.
Maite Carranza is an internationally acclaimed author War of the Witches has already sold over 100,000 copies in her native Spain. This is her first book to be published in English.