Book Review: “The Once and Future Witches” by Alix Harrow

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I want the words and the ways for myself. It’s 2020 so most women have the will.

This is an alternate history where witchcraft rises again after Salem. Women (and a few men) tired of the abuses of powerful men, factory foremen, abusing fathers and husbands, religious zealot, and white men in general, begin to reclaim their powers. Witchcraft envelopes the social movements of the 1890s: suffrage, workers rights, civil rights, religious freedom.

The action rises and falls more times than you think it should but the power of the story doesn’t burn out. You want to mount a broom and follow the witches wherever they go, just to see women gain the upper hand for once.



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