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The year of the witching

Author: Alexis Henderson
Publisher: New York : Ace, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A young woman living in a rigid, repressive society discovers dark powers within herself, with terrifying and far-reaching consequences, in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut. In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet's word is law, Immanuelle Moore's very existence is blasphemy. The daughter of an union with an outsider that cast her once-proud family into disgrace, Immanuelle does her best to worship the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Paranormal fiction
Fiction
Occult fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Henderson, Alexis,
The year of the witching
New York : Ace, 2020.
(DLC) 2019050967
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexis Henderson
ISBN: 9780593099605 0593099605
OCLC Number: 1125353352
Description: 359 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Alexis Henderson.

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"A young woman living in a rigid, repressive society discovers dark powers within herself, with terrifying and far-reaching consequences, in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut. In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet's word is law, Immanuelle Moore's very existence is blasphemy. The daughter of an union with an outsider that cast her once-proud family into disgrace, Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity, like all the women in the settlement. But a chance mishap lures her into the forbidden Darkwood surrounding Bethel, where the first prophet once chased and killed four powerful witches. Their spirits are still walking there, and they bestow a gift on Immanuelle: the diary of her dead mother, who Immanuelle is shocked to learn once sought sanctuary in the wood. Fascinated by secrets in the diary, Immanuelle finds herself struggling to understand how her mother could have consorted with the witches. But when she begins to learn grim truths about the Church and its history, she realizes the true threat to Bethel is its own darkness. And she starts to understand that if Bethel is to change, it must begin with her"--

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