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    I've been reading a couple witch books in the past few days. I finished The Phyisick Book of Deliverance Dane and am now reading A Discovery of Witches but should be done in a couple of days.

    Any others that are good but not to "cheeky"? Historically based stuff is more my speed, rather than fantasy/romance that some witch stories might get into. I like imagination, but it needs to be grounded a little. Know what I mean?

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    I read The Phyisick Book of Deliverance Dane a couple of years back and really liked it. I'd love to find more in that same style. I'm interested to know how you feel about A Discovery of Witches. It came up on my Amazon suggested list so I thought I'd give it a try. I liked the Ophelia and Abbey series I read a few years back by Shirley Damsgaard. Light mysteries surrounded by lots of witchiness. And of course, there's always The Witching Hour by Ann Rice.
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    A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES IS......AWESOME!!!!!!
    keep reading its a trilogy!!!!!
    i wish that there was going to be more books!
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    I'm enjoying A Discovery of Witches quite a bit, and I plan to continue reading through the trilogy, that is unless it starts getting too "Ann Rice-ish", if you know what I'm saying. I love Anne Rice and all and have read most of the chronicles, but finally just grew tired of the vampire schtick after 8 or 9 books, which Discovery of Witches is sorta leaning towards. Though one can hardly blame a writer from showing some Anne Rice influence these days, especially when a vampire is one of your front most characters.

    I do like how Discovery is also referencing witch names and events from real history, like the Physick Book did, though maybe not as much obviously. That is intriguing, and the type of thing I want to stick to. I'll look into the Ophelia and Abbey series, thanks for the tip.

    Hopefully more people chime in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostTown View Post
    ...unless it starts getting too "Ann Rice-ish", if you know what I'm saying. I love Anne Rice and all and have read most of the chronicles, but finally just grew tired of the vampire schtick after 8 or 9 books, which Discovery of Witches is sorta leaning towards.
    I know exactly what you mean. I don't even recall where I stopped reading about her vampires but they got very tiresome after a while. LOVE the first 3, Interview, Lestat, & Queen then Body Thief lost my interest a bit then I don't even remember the rest. They just weren't that interesting. And then there are the copycats. Oh the copycats....yipes. I gave up on the genre all together.

    It looks like the 3 books of the All Souls trilogy are:

    Discovery of Witches
    Shadow of Night
    The Book of Life

    I wanna read them, they got great reviews, but I wanted to wait until the last one was out & it finally came out in July.

    Have you read the Terry Pratchett Discworld novels? He has some witches known as the Wyrd Sisters in his books & they're hilarious too. Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Margat Garlick are some of my favourite witches & favourite Pratchett stories too.

    The major novels featuring the witches are:

    Equal Rites 1987
    Wyrd Sisters 1988
    Witches Abroad 1991
    Lords and Ladies 1992
    Maskerade 1995
    Carpe Jugulum 1998
    The Wee Free Men 2003
    A Hat Full of Sky 2004
    Wintersmith 2006
    I Shall Wear Midnight 2010

    In fact I'd suggest ALL the Discworld novels they're so great. There's witches, wizards, Death, music, guards, just great writing & great fun.

    Here's a wiki on the witches:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witches_(Discworld)

    He's a great writer & may not be writing much longer since he's now got Alzheimers. But he's left us plenty of Discworld novels to read. Can you tell I'm a fan?

    He's not as widely known here in the states & those of us that are fans are FANS who have totally immersed themselves in the Kool Aid & can't wait to tell others about him & his world.
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    I loved the all souls trilogy . Book two had a lot of great historical feel. The ending of the third book left me feeling like there should have been more...but I enjoyed them all and the first two books were read several times each. I want more Witch based books!
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    I can also suggest- The Line by J.D. Horn
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    Thanks for this, but needing something new to read and this is the perfect direction

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    oh i will have to look into some of these books cool
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    Any suggestions for good non-fiction witch books?
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