Wicca and other Pagan-based Fiction

Top 10 Wicca and other Pagan-based Fiction : Witch Child, Practical Magic, The Witching Hour, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Dead Witch Walking, Garden Spells, Daughter of the Forest, Chocolat, The Initiation, City of Bones

Witch Child
AuthorCelia Rees
ISBN0763618292
The spellbinding diary of a teenage girl who escapes persecution as a witch--only to face new intolerance in a Puritan settlement.

Enter the world of young Mary Newbury, a world where simply being different can cost a person her life. Hidden until now in the pages of her diary, Mary's startling...
Practical Magic
AuthorAlice Hoffman
ISBN0425190374
The Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman.

For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally have...
The Witching Hour
AuthorAnne Rice
ISBN0099471426
From the author of the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles comes a huge, hypnotic novel of witchcraft and the occult through four centuries.

Demonstrating, once again, her gift for spellbinding storytelling and the creation of legend, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of witches—a...
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
AuthorGregory Maguire
ISBN0060987103
When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious Witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil?

Gregory Maguire creates...
Dead Witch Walking
AuthorKim Harrison
ISBN0060572965
All the creatures of the night gather in "the Hollows" of Cincinnati, to hide, to prowl, to party... and to feed.

Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining - and it's Rachel Morgan's job to keep that world civilized.

A bounty hunter...
Garden Spells
AuthorSarah Addison Allen
ISBN0553805487
The women of the Waverley family -- whether they like it or not -- are heirs to an unusual legacy, one that grows in a fenced plot behind their Queen Anne home on Pendland Street in Bascom, North Carolina. There, an apple tree bearing fruit of magical properties looms over a garden filled with herbs and edible...
Daughter of the Forest
AuthorJuliet Marillier
Lovely Sorcha is the seventh child and only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. Bereft of a mother, she is comforted by her six brothers who love and protect her. Sorcha is the light in their lives, they are determined that she know only contentment.

But Sorcha's joy is shattered when her father...
Chocolat
AuthorJoanne Harris
A timeless novel of a straitlaced village's awakening to joy and sensuality - every page offers a description of chocolate to melt in the mouths of chocoholics, francophiles, armchair gourmets, cookbook readers, and lovers of passion everywhere.

Illuminating Peter Mayle's South of France...
The Initiation
AuthorL.J. Smith
ISBN0061067121
I read this trilogy so many times as a teen that I had to buy a whole new set of books since they were so worn out. And then I pretty much wore those out too. I think the novels definitely qualify as guilty pleasures. I hadn't touched the books in years but when I was moving, I happened to come across my tattered...
City of Bones
AuthorCassandra Clare
ISBN1416914285
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the...
A Wizard of Earthsea
AuthorUrsula K. Le Guin
ISBN0553383043
”The hunger of a dragon is slow to wake, but hard to sate.”


The Folio Society edition is superbly illustrated by David Lupton.

The boy is born on the island of Gont in the archipelago of Earthsea. This is a world infused with magic. Not everyone can control this magic, but those...
The Crystal Cave
AuthorMary Stewart
ISBN0060548258
Fifth century Britain is a country of chaos and division after the Roman withdrawal. This is the world of young Merlin, the illegitimate child of a South Wales princess who will not reveal to her son his father's true identity. Yet Merlin is an extraordinary child, aware at the earliest age that he possesses...
Wise Child
AuthorMonica Furlong
ISBN0394825985
I heard about Monica Furlong's Wise Child from fellow goodreader Ruby Hollyberry. She wrote that a friend of hers attributed this book making her a witch. That's a neat as hell description of a book, and of course, I had to check it out. I feel some major digressions coming on... Wait, is it just gas? Nah...
Druids
AuthorMorgan Llywelyn
ISBN0345491319
“Mine was the vast dark sky and the spaces between the stars that called out to me; mine was the promise of magic.”

So spoke the young Celt Ainvar, centuries before the enchanted age of Arthur and Merlin. An orphan taken in by the chief druid of the Carnutes in Gaul, Ainvar possessed talents...
Sunshine
AuthorRobin McKinley
ISBN0515138819
Okay, so I seriously pondered over whether to give this book three stars or four. In the end, I DID enjoy it so I felt generous and gave it four, but it's not without its faults.

Once, when I was a little kid, my parents bought me my favourite ice cream. There's actually only one kind of ice cream that...
The Fifth Sacred Thing
AuthorStarhawk
ISBN0553373803
11/2015 I live in the sweetness of this book, whether I am reading it or not. There are times when I need this book the way I need air. This has been one of those times. I slipped into it the way Madrone slipped into Sara's pool, unable to resist, entirely yielding myself to the narrative. It's prose that speaks...
The Dark Mirror
AuthorJuliet Marillier
ISBN0765348756
THE DARK MIRROR is the first book in Juliet Marillier's Bridei Chronicles.

Bridei is a young nobleman fostered at the home of Broichan, one of the most powerful druids in the land. His earliest memories are not of hearth and kin but of this dark stranger who while not unkind is mysterious in his...
AuthorAnne Bishop
ISBN0451458508
Myth and magic combine in a superb dark fantasy of a world in danger of being destroyed by those who deny themselves and their heritage, and let evil loose in the world. In Sylvalan, a witch hunt is in full force. As witches and innocents are brutally murdered, magic is disappearing from the land, and the...
AuthorKatherine Kurtz
ISBN0345295161
What Magic Can Stop Adolf Hitler -- History's Most Evil Black Magician?

Modern War

The year is 1940. Hitler's Germany is about to employ the secret arts of evil witchcraft to destroy England. What can stop them?

Ancient Weapon

It is the mission of John Graham, colonel...
AuthorWhitley Strieber
ISBN0312931123
A brilliant novel that stretches the boundaries of both dark fantasy and horror. — Set in the world of modern American witches, Catmagic is full of action, terror, and wonder, enormously entertaining and profoundly human. — Takes place in Maywell, New Jersey, a sleepy little town, the forces around...
AuthorTerry Pratchett
ISBN0061020613
Be careful what you wish for...

Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother named Desiderata who had a good heart, a wise head, and poor planning skills—which unfortunately left the Princess Emberella in the care of her other (not quite so good and wise) godmother when DEATH came for Desiderata....
Bell, Book, and Murder: The Bast Mysteries
AuthorRosemary Edghill
ISBN0312867689
Rosemary Edghill cast a keenly observant, friendly, yet faintly amused eye on an intriguing American micro-culture. The Bast novels offer a very new view of the practitioners of a very old faith. Edghill allows that there's still magic in the air.

Rosemary Edghill's Bast novels are a real...
AuthorRobert Holdstock
ISBN0765307294
The mystery of Ryhope Wood, Britain's last fragment of primeval forest, consumed George Huxley's entire, and long, life. Now, after his death, his sons have taken up his work. But what they discover is beyond what they could have expected. For the Wood is a realm where myths gain flesh and blood, tapping...
The Minister's Daughter
AuthorJulie Hearn
ISBN0689876912
“Powers of the air, be here now. So mote it be.”

Conceived on May Morning, Nell is claimed by the piskies and faeries as a merrybegot, one of their own. She is a wild child: herb gatherer and healer, spell-weaver and midwife . . . and, some say, a witch.

Grace is everything Nell is not....
The Wee Free Men
AuthorTerry Pratchett
ISBN0060012382
"Another world is colliding with this one," said the toad. "All the monsters are coming back."

"Why?" said Tiffany.

"There's no one to stop them."

There was silence for a moment.

Then Tiffany said, "There's me."

Armed only with a frying pan and her common...
Lords and Ladies
AuthorTerry Pratchett
A Discworld Novel. It's a hot Midsummer Night. The crop circles are turning up everywhere-even on the mustard-and-cress of Pewseyy Ogg, aged four. And Magrat Garlick, witch, is going to be married in the morning...Everything ought to be going like a dream. But the Lancre All-Comers Morris Team have...
The Bone Doll's Twin
AuthorLynn Flewelling
ISBN0553577239
Sometimes the price of destiny is higher than anyone imagined....

Dark Magic, Hidden Destiny

For three centuries a divine prophecy and a line of warrior queens protected Skala. But the people grew complacent and Erius, a usurper king, claimed his young half sister’s throne.

Now...
AuthorLiz Berry
ISBN0380732289
When Clare moves with her mother from London to Ravensmere, an historic English estate, she can't shake the feeling that the residents already know her, especially Mark, a maddeningly attractive biker. Clare also feels compelled to take midnight walks in Ravensmere's abandoned China Garden. Then...
The Dark Is Rising
AuthorSusan Cooper
ISBN1416949658
"When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back, three from the circle, three from the track; wood, bronze, iron; water, fire, stone; five will return, and one go alone.”

With these mysterious words, Will Stanton discovers on his 11th birthday that he is no mere boy. He is the Sign-Seeker,...
The Sea Priestess
AuthorDion Fortune
ISBN1578632900
The Sea Priestess is the highly acclaimed novel in which Dion Fortune introduces her most powerful fictional character, Vivien Le Fay Morgan a practicing initiate of the Hermetic Path. Vivien has the ability to transform herself into magical images, and here she becomes Morgan Le Fay, sea priestess...
AuthorMadeline Miller
ISBN0316556343
In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft,...
The Passion of Mary Magdalen
AuthorElizabeth Cunningham
ISBN0976684330
For the millions of readers fascinated by Dan Brown's revelations about Mary Magdalen in The Da Vinci Code, here, at last, is their chance to meet the Gospel's most provocative woman face to face-on her own terms.

Make way for a new Magdalen. Born on a Celtic isle to eight warrior-witch mothers,...
The Witch of Cologne
AuthorTobsha Learner
ISBN0765350467

A Time of Peril
 
The Inquisitor, Carlos Vicente Solitario, charges a young Jewish midwife, Ruth bas Elazar Saul, with heresy.  Ruth may be the daughter of the city's chief rabbi, but this is no protection against the Inquisition's accusations. 
 
A Quest for Justice
 
Detlef...
AuthorJules Watson
ISBN1585677507
Spanning three centuries, the series recreates Celtic Britain at the time of the Roman invasion: a land of visions and dreams, bloodshed and brutal death.

It is AD 79 and Agricola, the ruthless governor of Roman Britain, is turning his attentions to the last unconquered territory in Britain...
The Witches of New York
AuthorAmi McKay
The beloved, bestselling author of The Birth House and The Virgin Cure is back with her most beguiling novel yet, luring us deep inside the lives of a trio of remarkable young women navigating the glitz and grotesqueries of Gilded-Age New York by any means possible, including witchcraft...

The...
Mother Ocean, Daughter Sea
AuthorDiana Marcellas
ISBN0812561775
The shari'a people are an ancient race-a proud and gentle people, ruled by witches who harnessed the powers of the world for the benefit of all. When the seafaring Allemanii tribes came to their shores, the two races lived side by side for generations, staying apart but trading and learning from each...
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