Goodreads Monday: The Once and Future Witches

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, so be sure to link back to her site so that we can all see what everyone plans to read!


The Once and Future Witches
by Alix E. Harrow
Historical Fantasy
528 pages
Expected publication date October 13, 2020 by Orbit

From Goodreads: 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 Eastwood sisters–James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna–join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and 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 will need to 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.



I loved Alix E. Harrow’s debut novel, The Ten Thousand Doors of January. Her writing and characters were handled so deftly throughout, and I couldn’t wait to find out what happened. That her next book takes place in a similar time period and is about witches makes me want to read it even more.

5 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday: The Once and Future Witches

  1. I just finished reading The Ten Thousand Doors of January two weeks ago. I loved it, too! She already has another book coming out? Well, I know I’ll be reading this book as well. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  2. I don’t think there are Arthurian crossovers going on. It takes place during the 1890s, and seems to involve the Suffragist movements and early feminism– and sisters who have magic. Should be great!

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