Patriot Witch Book cover

Last week, I got treated to an early look at The Patriot Witch, the latest book from esteemed author CharlieBunnyPants  C. C. Finlay.  And "treat" really is the right word here.


The Patriot Witch is the story of one Proctor Brown, a 20-year-old farmer and minuteman, who just wants to marry the girl of his dreams, raise cattle and get rich.  But a pesky little Revolutionary War seems to be getting in the way.


Oh yeah, and the magic.


You see, Proctor’s family is from Salem, and he’s got magic in his blood.  His mother, who sometimes helps the neighbors with little things, like sick animals and crop blight, has taught Proctor how to scry, but is otherwise a firm believer in hiding that magic light under the biggest bushel available.  Hanging folks for witchcraft isn’t a long-dead custom in 1775.


Magic aside, those annoying Redcoats are coming, and Proctor is called to the nearby town of Lexington to make a stand with his fellow minutemen.  But Proctor spots an English officer with a charm around his neck, one that seems to protect him from harm, and realizes this war is about to get a whole lot more complicated.


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Proctor might have an itchy trigger finger.  I’m just sayin’.


The Patriot Witch starts off (literally) with a bang, and doesn’t let up.  Proctor stumbles across other patriots with his own brand of special talents, who are in turn menaced by those on the opposing side.  And they’re not picky about who they kill in their quest to stop the rebellion.


This is a fast, fun read, with breathless pacing, helpful, healing magic vs. dark sorcery, romance! and an extremely likeable protagonist.  The Patriot Witch is the first book in the Traitor to the Crown trilogy, and is available today from any fine bookseller near you or your computer.  The next two books in the series, A Spell for the Revolution and The Demon Redcoat, will be published in May and June of this year, respectively, so if you’re chary of starting an unfinished series, you don’t have to worry.


I’m already dying to get my hands on the next one.  Go.  Get you some.  Enjoy!


* The title of this article is a direct quote from the book and is no way intended as a slur against the great state of Ohio. ~ The Management