The Patriot Witch (Traitor to the Crown, Bk 1)
The Patriot Witch - Traitor to the Crown, Bk 1 Author:C. C. Finlay The year is 1775. On the surface, Proctor Brown appears to be an ordinary young man working the family farm in New England. He is a minuteman, a member of the local militia, determined to defend the rights of the colonies. Yet Proctor is so much more. Magic is in his blood, a dark secret passed down from generation to generation. But Proctor&rsq... more »uo;s mother has taught him to hide his talents, lest he be labeled a witch and find himself dangling at the end of a rope. A chance encounter with an arrogant British officer bearing magic of his own catapults Proctor out of his comfortable existence and into the adventure of a lifetime, as resistance sparks rebellion and rebellion becomes revolution. Now, even as he fights alongside his fellow patriots from Lexington to Bunker Hill, Proctor finds himself enmeshed in a war of a different sort -- a secret war of magic against magic, witch against witch, with the stakes not only the independence of a young nation but the future of humanity itself.« less
An alternate history/fantasy story, the first title in a unique series about a young warlock finding his powers just as war explodes around him. Young Proctor Brown is not just a fledgling witch - he's also a Minuteman fighting the Redcoats in the Revolutionary Boston. I wanted to like this, but despite the great concept I have to say I didn't enjoy reading this book and won't be looking for any others in the series. Proctor just isn't really all that likeable; the other characters around him are even less so.