The Witchery

The Witchery New York Times bestselling author James Reese has been praised for his lush and evocative prose his bold exploration of illicit sexuality his deft handling of historical settings and his extraordin

  • Title: The Witchery
  • Author: James Reese
  • ISBN: 9780060561086
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Hardcover
  • New York Times bestselling author James Reese has been praised for his lush and evocative prose, his bold exploration of illicit sexuality, his deft handling of historical settings, and his extraordinary rendering of the supernatural His novels are sumptuous trips back in time to an era filled with unforgettable characters, human strife, and emotions that transcend time.New York Times bestselling author James Reese has been praised for his lush and evocative prose, his bold exploration of illicit sexuality, his deft handling of historical settings, and his extraordinary rendering of the supernatural His novels are sumptuous trips back in time to an era filled with unforgettable characters, human strife, and emotions that transcend time Now, in his most imaginative book to date, Reese takes the witch Herculine on a voyage that will test her in every way, elevating her from the depths of despair to triumph.In the middle decades of the nineteenth century, Herculine is summoned from self imposed exile by her teacher, the witch Sebastiana d Azur, and told to sail from the Florida territory to Havana There she is to search out one Queverdo Br a cruel and demonic man whose house holds terrible secrets to learn of a certain surprise But lies and truths conspire to separate Herculine from those she loves, and she finds herself alone with Br , who sees in her something he has long sought, and now seeks to use, harshly, as he practices that most ancient of arts alchemy.Escaping Br , Herculine sails from Havana, knowing Sebastiana is near In the Florida Keys, she reunites with her and meets her surprise the shocking product of a forbidden encounter ten years prior Surviving an Indian attack on a sparsely settled key, Herculine and family decamp to Key West There they set out to make their fortune by means magical or otherwise as Herculine is tested at every turn by the harsh landscape and haunted by thoughts of her own demise.With The Witchery, James Reese brings to a close a remarkable trilogy a story told by a character who invades our consciousness Tampa Tribune and set in the heady atmosphere of a bygone era brought deftly to life Eric Van Lustbader Spanning decades ravaged by war, disease, and ideals that tore a nation apart, Herculine s ultimately triumphant struggle is both a universal one marked by love, loss, fear, and regret and yet quite particular, as told by one of the most inventive novelists working today.

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    About “James Reese

    • James Reese

      James Reese was born on eastern Long Island He attended the University of Notre Dame and the State University of NY at Stony Brook, where he received an MA in Theatre As an undergraduate, he had a play staged off Broadway at the Actors Repertory Theatre While living in New York, New Orleans and Key West, Reese held various jobs in the non profit sector, working on behalf of the arts and the environment He has also lived and traveled extensively in France Presently, James Reese splits his time between Paris and Tampa, Florida, and is working on novels Additionally, he has just published a Shakespeare themed app called Shakespeare300 offering concise 300 word intros and synopses, as well as infographics, of all Shakespeare s plays More info can be found at shakespeare300

    765 thoughts on “The Witchery

    • I enjoyed reading The Witchery, although there were times that I found Herculine to talk on and on about very little to do with the plot. However, I did find the wordiness and description to be beautiful and well done. The parts that took place in Havanna were interesting and creative. I found the overall story fairly captivating. I'm not sure if it is because I was fairly invested due to reading the two books prior, but I still enjoyed the final installment in Herculine's tale.The Witchery was [...]


    • I was sad when I reached the end of this third and final book about the French witch Herculine, set in the 1800s. The first book (The Book of Shadows) I really enjoyed, then the second one (The Book of Spirits) I really enjoyed PARTS of, but kind of got bored. Then this final volume hit everything right on the mark for me. Especially when Herculine assembles her "family," made up of the handsome sailor lad Calixto (who goes both ways), and two other characters I won't spoil for you. "The Witcher [...]



    • This is the concluding book in the Herculine trilogy. Like the previous two books, it is written by Herculine in a diary fashion. Because it is written different than other books, I was forced to read it slower in order to understand what the authors (Herculine & Reese) are trying to convey. I was also forced to do a little research on the internet, to discover what a few of the French words meant (words like enfin, alors, and bref that are used again and again). As Henri, she sails for Hava [...]


    • This book is rich in plot, descriptive writing, prose, and poetry. I don't even know where to start this review. The only thing I didn't like about it is the withholding of a certain story, the explanation of how something went, because Herculine backtracks every now and then, like arranging the pieces of a puzzle.It had a gripping start, it dragged for a while during the Quevedo Bru arc, and the way James Reese wrote those parts, it was very vivid, the writing lets the imagination run wild, Ree [...]


    • This is the concluding book in the Herculine trilogy. Like the previous two books, it is written by Herculine in a diary fashion. Because it is written different than other books, I was forced to read it slower in order to understand what the authors (Herculine & Reese) are trying to convey. I was also forced to do a little research on the internet, to discover what a few of the French words meant (words like enfin, alors, and bref that are used again and again). As Henri, she sails for Hava [...]


    • I finished this book today. I must say I felt bereft when it ended. I enjoyed all three of the books in this series and contrary to the feedback left by most readers, I enjoyed James Reese's use of the language. The narrative was written in first person by a witch who was supposed to have lived in the late 17-early 1800's, and I felt the use of language and dialect was authentic. The feel was gothic which solidified the main character's authenticity for me. Also, the flowery and overly descripti [...]


    • I started this book back in 2007 when I picked it up in an airport bookshop. My hope was that it would be reminiscent of Anne Rice's The Witching Hour but alas it was a far cry. Reese's writing style was very difficult to get a handle on. Starting chapters and ultimately the entire book with something seemingly out of place and making no sense and then spending the rest of the chapter bringing it to light. The French sprinkled throughout was also somewhat annoying. There are moments of inspirati [...]


    • I've been greatly disappointed by this trilogy. I bought all three with high hopes based on the recommendations of Diana Gabaldon and Anne Rice, so I felt committed to complete my reading of them. Reese interrupts the narrative repeatedly to go on and on about historical events that have little if any effect on the story and the character's life. It's as though Reese wants his audience to sit in awe of his historical research and knowledge rather than developing a good character about whom one c [...]


    • James Reese is a master of loose ends, explaining even the smallest detail that you might wonder about for months after finishing a book. This trilogy was the most rewarding literary find I've encountered in YEARS! In fact, it absolutely made my summer fly by. If you haven't yet read his works, please do yourself a favor and check out "Book of Shadows", "Book of Spirits" and "The Witchery". You'll be glad you did. PS. If you're a witch, you'll appreciate these even more. I promise!


    • This one took a while for me to get going. It was slow to start then got completly stuck with a section that involved too much waffle. About two thirds of the way through the book at last got going and I wanted to keep reading right to the end. A mixed bunch this one, reminded me of being stuck in the traffic then at last the lights go green!


    • Excellent book, deep dark and a bit funny. Written in a voice that is at first hard to read but then because a song I liked to hear sung. Very complex characters and storyline. A great story with a bit of an education while you read. Love it!


    • OK so not quite as good as #1 or #2 in the series but definately a continuaton of the story and by the time I started this book I was very invested in the characters. Some really strange pliot twists (I mean even stranger than in the first 2 books) but still enjoyed the read, a lot.


    • I really loved this series. The wording and vocabulary was an absolute delight. The plot was very interesting and engaging, as were the characters. I didn't want it to end!


    • I read the first two books in the set years ago and loved em, but I hardly remember them now. Will have to re-read before going on to this one.



    • I really love this book series. Not many books suck me in much but this one is a page turner. I found myself sad because the series was over, its one of those. Great job to the author James Reese



    • If you like a historically set fiction book than this is the series for you. I didn't enjoy this as much as the first two books in the series but it was still a really good read.



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