Posted in 2019, a year of epic reads 2019, Contemporary Fiction, library book, Novella, Paul Cornell

The Lost Child of Lychford by @Paul_Cornell

It’s December in the English village of Lychford – the first Christmas since an evil conglomerate tried to force open the borders between our world and… another.

Which means its Lizzie’s first Christmas as Reverend of St. Martin’s. Which means more stress, more expectation, and more scrutiny by the congregation. Which means… well, business as usual, really.

It’s December in the English village of Lychford – the first Christmas since an evil conglomerate tried to force open the borders between our world and… another.

Which means its Lizzie’s first Christmas as Reverend of St. Martin’s. Which means more stress, more expectation, more scrutiny by the congregation. Which means… well, business as usual, really.

Until the apparition of a small boy finds its way to Lizzie in the church. Is he a ghost? A vision? Something else? Whatever the truth, our trio of witches (they don’t approve of “coven”) are about to face their toughest battle, yet!

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[The Reverend Lizzie Blackmore slowly blinked awake, and found, to her surprise, that she was already furious]

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(Tor.com, 1 November 2016, 144 pages, ebook, A Year of @EpicReads 2019, a book with witches, borrowed from @GlasgowLib via @OverDriveLibs)

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I really enjoyed the first novella, Witches of Lychford so I had high expectations for this sequel. I got exactly what I hoped for. Returning to Lychford and the trio of bad-ass (sort of) witches was like bumping into an old friend and discovering, to your delight, that they were still pretty much the same if a little older. Reverend Lizzie is my favourite character. She’s not really what I expect from a Reverend. This novella has some sad moments as the witches uncover just who the ghostly little boy is what fresh evil is trying to rise in the village. I could easily had read something twice this length.

Author:

I live in Glasgow in the UK with my partner. I work in the Financial Services. I like reading especially Joyce Carol Oates and Stephen King. I write fiction and poetry. I enjoy watching TV (Grimm, Torchwood, Doctor Who, Lip Service, The L Word etc). I like to play video games and am a fan of survival horror especially the Silent Hill franchise. I like to watch movies especially horror and anything where someone dies.

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