The Year of the Witching


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$17.00  $15.81
Ace Books
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5.3 X 8.0 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Alexis Henderson is a speculative fiction writer with a penchant for dark fantasy, witchcraft, and cosmic horror. She grew up in one of America's most haunted cities, Savannah, Georgia, which instilled in her a life-long love of ghost stories. Currently, Alexis resides in Columbus, Ohio, where she's learning to cope with the cold.


"This is a beautiful, powerful, important book, and I hugely recommend it."--Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of The Unkindest Tide

"The Year of the Witching is a dark wood ready to swallow you whole with its tense stakes and beguiling prose. Henderson takes witchcraft to its very depths, unraveling the horrific nightmares of bone-deep ideology and devastating oppression." -- Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles series

"A haunting, unique read I couldn't put down--a story that cuts to the heart."--Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tempests and Slaughter

"The Year of the Witching tells a universal, timeless story about women's power." - O, The Oprah Magazine

Has a classic setup but updates the olde puritanical tale to deal with issues of racism and sexism.--The Washington Post

"Unique and haunting." -Ms. Magazine

"The Year of the Witching is a very, very good book. It's unsettling and horrifying, beautiful and incisive, and ultimately, radiantly triumphant... I was torn between wanting to tear through the chapters as fast as possible to see how things resolved and savoring every sentence." - Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

"The Year of the Witching is Alexis Henderson's debut novel, but you'd never know it.... The story is enchanting, enticing, enthralling, enigmatic."

A thrillingly brisk and bracing tale of magic and power, I loved this book. It takes the best tropes of horror and witchcraft and gives them a refreshingly feminist twist.- S.A. Chakraborty, National bestselling author of The Daevabad Trilogy

A dark, dramatic tale of oppression and rebellion, ideology and morality, with a complicated, appealing protagonist caught in a Handmaid's Tale nightmare."- Louisa Morgan, Author of The Age of Witches

A masterfully eerie, feminist story that binds itself to the reader's mind and won't let go. - Shea Ernshaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep

"Creepy, compelling, and compulsively readable...blends the terror of the supernatural with the all-too-recognizable human evils of power and dogma." -- Fonda Lee, Award-winning author of the Green Bone Saga

"Bone-chilling and breathtakingly beautiful...storytelling at its finest. - Rena Barron, author of Kingdom of Souls

"A brutal tale of religion, witchcraft, & patriarchy. The perfect read for fans of The Handmaid's Tale." - amanda lovelace, National bestselling author of the princess saves herself in this one

"This book will haunt your dreams."--Christina Henry, National Bestselling author of Alice and The Ghost Tree