Witchy Winter provides a fine sequel to Witchy Eye but requires no prior familiarity with that story in order to prove accessible to newcomers. Here is a different American frontier world of the past, where Sarah Calhoun pays a steep price to become involved in the Empire of New York's politics and is now riding into Ohio and her father's kingdom of Cahokia. The story is reminiscent of Orson Scott Card's 'Prophet Alan' series but with a feisty female protagonist who faces a changing kingdom, a hidden goddess, and her own well-concealed birthright. Prior fans and newcomers will find this a vivid, well-constructed universe worthy of repeat reading.
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