A vengeful witch hunter. An innocent healer and her child accused of witchcraft. Can they escape the hangman’s noose?
Told through the eyes of a young woman accused of witchcraft and the witchfinder who condemns her to death, Sunwise continues the story of women’s struggle for survival in a hostile and superstitious world. Spurred on by the successful execution of 17 proven witches, the witchfinder travels north to Berwick, where he continues his quest to rid the world of evil. But will he hoodwink the Berwick authorities as easily as those in Newcastle?
Book Two of the Widdershins series begins after the Newcastle witch trials as Jane Chandler’s lover, Tom Verger, returns from the navy to find her unhappily married to his betrayer. Jane is caught in an impossible situation. Still reeling from the loss of her mother at the hands of the witchfinder, Jane has no choice but to continue her dangerous work as a midwife while keeping her young daughter safe. As Tom seeks a way for him and Jane to be together, the Scottish witchfinder is still at large. Filled with vengeance, John Sharpe will stop at nothing in his sworn mission to free the world from the scourge of witchcraft.
Recommended for fans of The Familiars, The Witchfinder's Sister, The Manningtree Witches, Cunning Women, A Secret History of Witches, The Daylight Gate, Circe, The Crucible, Burial Rites, Dark Tides, Tidelands, Dawnlands, or A Discovery of Witches.