The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow – Book Review


In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.

But when the three Eastwood sisters join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote – and perhaps not even to live – the sisters must delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.

There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be.


Set in 1893, in the town of New Salem,

Women are fighting for the right to vote and suffragist rallies are being arranged.

Three sisters, Juniper, Agnes and Beatrice find themselves meeting up in New Salem. Drawn together after many years apart. Here they see a dark tower appear with strange symbols on the door. It seems witching has disappeared after all.

The Once and Future Witches is a feminist tale about the fight for equality, it’s also about diversity, acceptance and family all set in a marvellously witching world. Part historical fiction and part fantasy, with great characters and a clever, witchy plot. Compelling from start to finish. 

Thank you to Compulsive Readers for the opportunity to be part of this blog tour, for the promotional material and an ARC of The Once And Future Witches.


6 responses to “The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow – Book Review”

  1. Wanted to read this… But never got invitation. Ah well… I am probably not good enough
    Great review

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    1. I doubt it was that lovey, I think it just filled up really fast this time. Hope you are safe and well, and thank you x

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      1. Things have been bad. I have lost patients, colleagues, my student, and many people I know. I am broken but trying to survive one day at a time. I hardly sleep so it has been very tough.
        Please take care of yourself. Stay safe always

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      2. Oh lovey that’s heartbreaking. Please take care of yourself x


    2. This tour filled up really quickly – but that shouldn’t stop you from actually buying the book and reading it now!


      1. That’s a bit rude, it may not yet be available for everybody yet


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