The Hedgewitch of Foxhall (Hardcover)
In this gorgeous stand-alone fantasy romance perfect for fans of Margaret Rogerson and Allison Saft, a rebellious witch undertakes a last-ditch quest to restore magic to medieval Wales—as two princes vie for her heart.
Magic is fading from Wales—choked off by King Offa’s Dyke, the enemy earthworks that spans the entire border. Even the dragons have disappeared. And now an attack is imminent.
Prince Taliesin would love to watch magic die. Prince Dafydd fears it, and the throne. But when their father promises the crown to whichever son can destroy the dyke and restore magic to Wales, the brothers are forced into an uneasy rivalry.
Ffion works hedgewitch magic for poor folk, not princes. Unlike the power-hungry Foxhall coven, she uses only what nature can spare. But when the coven’s greed costs Ffion everything, she will need power beyond her wildest dreams to get back what she’s lost.
So when Prince Taliesin arrives, begrudgingly seeking a witch’s aid, Ffion agrees to help him—even if it means walking from one end of Wales to the other with the most use-less peacock she’s ever clapped eyes on. Even if it means striking a bargain with Dafydd behind Tal’s back. The fate of Wales depends on their quest . . . and so might the fate of Ffion’s heart.
Anna Bright is an indie bookseller by day and an author by night who still gets in trouble for reading when she’s supposed to be doing other things. When not hiding out among books, she loves concerts, roller coasters, and adventures at home and abroad. Anna lives with her husband and cat in a charming cobblestoned neighborhood in Washington, DC, but you can find her online at www.annabrightbooks.com and on Twitter and Instagram at @brightlyanna.
“A delicate weaving of fantasy and history, THE HEDGEWITCH OF FOXHALL casts a spell of magic, romance, and adventure from the first page.” — Hannah Whitten, bestselling author of The Foxglove King
“[A]n atmospheric jewel box…. Sparkling and lush; a gem.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Wild and lovely, this book is made of magic. Enchanting, bewitching, classic fantasy at its very best.” — Amie Kaufman, NYT bestselling author of The Isles of the Gods
"Bright mixes just the right amount of earthy magic and swoony romance to deliver a story that feels like a warm hug." — Lauren Blackwood, New York Times bestselling author of Within These Wicked Walls
“A fiercely lovely, wild-hearted enchantment of a story, with characters and a landscape worth falling for. Sheer magic from beginning to end.” — Laura Weymouth
This fierce and smart historical fantasy is rich with Welsh language and culture, and brims with a wild magic of its own. A beautiful folk song of a novel. I loved every line. — Joanna Ruth Meyer, author of Echo North and Into the Heartless Wood