The Thickety

The Thickety

Well of Witches

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"Kara and her brother Taff leave the island of De'Noran and the Thickety to travel to the World, where grimoires are enchanting young girls"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9780062257338
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Alternative Title: Well of witches

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IndyPL_SteveB Sep 11, 2019

#3 in the four-book series,“The Thickety,” a well-written horror-fantasy series for perhaps 6th-9th grade readers. One of the best things about it is that every time we think the heroine has saved someone or otherwise accomplished something, we discover she has also made things worse. Out of the frying pan into the fire, multiplied.

The series revolves around young girls being called to witchcraft, by the means of magic books called grimoires. These books are produced from evil and eventually corrupt the user, no matter with what good intentions they start. And if some girls are already damaged by hatred, anger, or fear before they get a grimoire, it doesn’t take long before they can destroy entire towns. Each book has a limited number of spells available, though; and when a witch uses the last spell, she is pulled underground into the Well of Witches as a slave.

In *Well of Witches*, Kara and her brother Taff must find a secret entrance to the Well of Witches, to rescue the hated Grace, who bewitched Kara’s father. This is the approximate equivalent to entering Mordor, since the place is filled with murderous servants of the evil witch, Rygoth. However, the Well is not what Kara or the reader expects, with a lot of creative surprises. The characters of Kara and Taff are especially well detailed.

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Apr 12, 2016

Fantastically imaginative with plentiful action, White's Well of Witches will please fans greatly as Kara, Taff and friends go on a journey into the World and beyond to save their father, stop Rygoth and stay alive.

The tone of the series has definitely lightened and is leaning more towards adventure and action. As always, Kara and co. are a joy to read, seemingly the only genuinely good people I have encountered throughout the series. Hopefully, they will get some help from the adults soon.

I consider this series a must read for middle-graders (and older) who love stories of magic, family love, true friendships and a good ole fight between two great powers.

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