Recommended age 12-15 years.
Each summer 14-year-old Mike Lewis joined his divorced father for a long holiday. This summer it was to be a visit with Mr. Lewis's old friend, Tony St. George, an American doctor who had settled down on the Channel Island of Guernsey and, after his first wife's death, married a Guernsey woman. Tony's daughter Lisa was a year younger than Mike but Mr. Lewis was sure they would get along fine. But that was not Lisa's idea. She made it clear that they would go their own separate ways, until Mike discovered that Lisa believed a coven of witches met each Friday night at a prehistoric tomb on the hill right behind Tony's house. Taught by his father that there is a logical explanation for everything, Mike could not at first accept the idea of real witchery, and certainly not that Lisa's new stepmother might be one of the witches. But as terrifying events began to occur Mike was torn between his father's logic and his own increasing perception of unexplainable but undeniable forces at work to destroy Tony and Lisa. In this spellbinding book that draws on the centuries-old tradition of witchcraft on Guernsey, tension and terror mount, sweeping the reader onward to the shattering finale.
Comments on publication of Witchery Hill:
"...A skilful and highly exciting rites-of-passage novel."
-- Toronto Globe and Mail, Dec. 12, 1987
"...Able to stimulate the senses as well as the intellect."
-- Canadian Book Review Annual, 1984
"...The story is a knockout, with each character deftly delineated, and a socko finish."
-- Publisher's Weekly, Feb. 11, 1984
Reviews from Goodreads.Com
“Although I really enjoyed this book both as an adolescent and later, I think I got rid of it because it disturbed me so much to have witchcraft equated with Satanism in it. It is a fun horror thriller, pitting a normal boy against his evil stepmother - who in this case is REALLY EVIL. Great, exciting, climactic ending.” (Ruby H )
Mass market paperback, ISBN 0-88899-245-9.
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Witchery Hill, Angus & Robertson, North Ryde, Australia and London, U.K., 1988. ISBN 0-207-15840-1.
Published in Italian by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore. 1998
Heksenatten (Danish), Gyldendal,Denmark, 1985. ISBN 87-00-92284-6. Also audio cassettes, Gyldendalske Boghandel, 1988.
In Japanese, published by Fukutake Shoten, 1990. ISBN 4-8288-3171-1 C0197 P68OE
Heksenheuvel (Dutch), Facet, 1997. ISBN 90-5016-207-X
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