Faye Morgan, a hereditary witch, moves away from her tiny coastal village in Scotland to London to be with her new boyfriend, Rav. But though she hopes she can live a normal life in a new city, her blood bond to the realms of faerie can’t be denied. With a faerie war brewing, can Faye realise her destiny and discover who she really is? A tale of faery magic, desire and modern witchcraft.
Who doesn’t like witches and all things fae?!
If, like me, these things are just your cup of tea then perhaps you’ll enjoy Anna McKerrow’s books. (The first in the series is Daughter of Light and Shadow)
These are definitely adult books, but are extremely fun to lose yourself in.
Anna has kindly provided a lot of material for this blog tour, and she has done a tarot reading to give us some insight into different areas of the book.
Pan and The High Priestess
These two cards (taken from The Tarot of the Sidhe by Emily Carding) reflect the conflict at the heart of Faye Morgan’s story in Daughter of Light and Shadows and Queen of Sea and Stars: sex and magic, which are in fact separate sides of the same coin. Faye is half faerie and the call of faerie is strong in her blood. She yearns to find her place in the faerie world as well as the human one. Her relationship with Finn Beatha, High King of Murias, has been intensely sexual, and has given her great insight and access to a particular kind of faerie magic. Pan is the god of nature, of wild sex and revelry, typifying the life force in its most primal form. With Finn, Faye has experienced the kind of wildness Pan represents – and a wildness which is part of her, unrecognised until now.
On the other hand, The High Priestess represents Faye as witch, as lone, solitary woman running her witch shop Mistress of Magic up in a small coastal Scottish village. She is deeply wise and knowledgeable, having been taught traditional Scottish witchcraft by her grandmother and her mother. She’s also journeyed to the faerie kingdoms, found her way through the enchanted labyrinth of Murias, and learnt secret faerie magic. Over time, she will come to realise that the intellectual, psychic, emotional and physical are both parts of the whole of her magic.
Be sure to check out the other stops on the blog tour for more content from Anna.