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Red Runs the Witch's Thread by Victoria Williamson.



Set in Scotland, "Red Runs the Witch’s Thread" is a historical dark fantasy novella. The combination of spooky, eerie, and clever literary techniques created a chilling atmosphere. I’m particularly fond of stories that feature elements of the supernatural, such as ghosts and witches, because they can be quite spooky. This story captivated the part of me that still enjoys being scared, so I immersed myself in the book, eagerly flipping through the pages. It was great that this was short and could be finished in one sitting. It sent shivers down my spine yet was a pleasant and effortless read.


This is a recommendation for those who enjoy reading dark and unsettling stories based on true events from the 17th century witch trials. Without a doubt, I plan on reading all the future books written by this author.


Many thanks to @strangelymagic @silverthistleps & @WriteReadsTours for a review copy.



 

About the Author




A lifelong storyteller and daydreamer, Victoria Williamson is an author and teacher who has lived and worked in Africa, China, America and the UK.


Victoria grew up in Kirkintilloch, north Glasgow, surrounded by hills on the edge of a forest estate where many of her early ghost stories and fantasy tales were born amid the magical trees and spooky old ruined buildings.


After studying Physics at the University of Glasgow, she set out on her own real life adventures, which included teaching Maths and Science in Cameroon, training teachers in Malawi, teaching English in China and working with children with special needs in the UK.


A qualified primary school teacher with a degree in Mandarin Chinese from Yunnan University and a Master’s degree in Special Needs Education, Victoria is passionate about creating inclusive worlds in her novels where all children can see a reflection of themselves in a heroic role.


Victoria’s experiences of teaching young children in a deprived area of Glasgow, many of whom were asylum seekers, inspired her debut novel, The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle, an uplifting tale of friendship between Glasgow girl Caylin and Syrian refugee Reema.


Victoria writes fantasy, adventure, science fiction and contemporary issue novels for Middle Grade (9-12), Teen, and Young Adult readers. Many of her books have been inspired by children she has met on her travels, both abroad and in the UK. She is currently working on a Middle Grade novel exploring the issues faced by a boy with ADHD who is struggling to fit in with his new step-family, and a spooky adventure novel for Teens, centred around a cast of characters with special needs including deafness, Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy.


Twenty percent of her author royalties for The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle are donated to the Scottish Refugee Council.


You can find out more about Victoria's books, school visits and upcoming events on her website: www.strangelymagical.com (less)

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