Perfect for fans ofDeborah Harkness and Elizabeth Kostova, The Water Witch is abreathtakingly sexy and atmospheric novel of ancient folklore, passionate love,and thrilling magic.
After casting out a dark spirit, Callie McFay, aprofessor of Gothic literature, has at last restored a semblance of calm to herrambling Victorian house. But in the nearby thicket of the honeysuckle forest,and in the currents of the rushing Undine stream, more trouble is stirring.
Theenchanted town of Fairwick’s dazzling mix of mythical creatures has come undersiege from the Grove: a sinister group of witches determined to banish the feyback to their ancestral land. With factions turning on one another, all arecruelly forced to take sides. Callie’s grandmother, a prominent Grove member,demands her granddaughter’s compliance, but half-witch/half-fey Callie canhardly betray her friends and colleagues at the college. To stave off disaster,Callie enlists Duncan Laird, a seductive academic who cultivates hervast magical potential, but to what end? Deeply conflicted, Callie struggles tosave her beloved Fairwick, dangerously pushing her extraordinary powers to thelimit—risking all, even the needs of her own passionate heart.