I Loved this book so much! I’m a huge fan of historical fiction, especially the time of the puritans, plus add the elements of horror, the magic, the “witchy” — and this has to be one of my favorite books I’ve read this year! The author was new to me but I instantly fell in love with his writing style and less than halfway through I decided I had to own every book he's ever written.
Here's the blurb:
A spirited young Englishwoman, Abitha, arrives at a Puritan colony betrothed to a stranger – only to become quickly widowed when her husband dies under mysterious circumstances. All alone in this pious and patriarchal society, Abitha fights for what little freedom she can grasp onto, while trying to stay true to herself and her past.
Enter Slewfoot, a powerful spirit of antiquity newly woken… and trying to find his own role in the world. Healer or destroyer? Protector or predator? But as the shadows walk and villagers start dying, a new rumor is whispered: Witch.
Both Abitha and Slewfoot must swiftly decide who they are, and what they must do to survive in a world intent on hanging any who meddle in the dark arts.