In the next installment of the compulsive series, Morgan faces the ultimate test - to choose between good or evil. She is asked by the Witch Council to lure her half-brother, Killian, in order to build a closer relationship with her father, Kieran. Her aim is to gain knowledge of the Dark Wave that will destroy Alice's coven, but, as Morgan and Hunter get back together, will her father successfully draw her over to the dark side?
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Cate Tiernan has published books for young adults in the US. These are her first titles for Puffin UK. She has researched Wicca and witchcraft thoroughly for this series, giving the stories an authentic and convincing background. Cate lives in the USA.From School Library Journal:
Grade 9 Up-Unbeknownst to her adoptive parents, Morgan is a blood witch descended from one of Wicca's seven great clans. Although uninitiated and practicing magic for only three months, she is very powerful. The 17-year-old learns that her true father, a witch who killed her birth mother and has also tried to kill her, is planning to use black magic against another coven. A representative of the witches' council approaches Morgan to request that she establish a relationship with her father to learn more of his plot and possibly prevent it. Though not particularly well written, the series is popular. Morgan must struggle with the issues all young people must face: first love, making your own decisions, and deciding what's right. The addition of Wicca, one of the faster growing religions among teens, adds to the appeal. Morgan's adoptive parents are Catholic and disapprove of her involvement so she must hide her powers from them, but their influence brings her back to the church for the "comfort and structure" it provides. The book can stand alone, but readers will want to go back to the seven previous titles and fill in the blanks.
Michele Capozzella, Chappaqua Public Library, NY
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Book Description Puffin Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141314842