Witch Finder

London. 1880. In the slums of Spitalfields apprentice blacksmith Luke is facing initiation into the Malleus Maleficorum, the fearsome brotherhood dedicated to hunting and killing witches.

Luke’s final test is to pick a name at random from the Book of Witches, a name he must track down and kill within a month, or face death himself. Luke knows that tonight will change his life forever. But when he picks out sixteen-year-old Rosa Greenwood, Luke has no idea that his task will be harder than he could ever imagine.


The first in a new series from the author of The Winter Trilogy, Witch Finder is due out early 2014 from Hodder Children’s Books, to be followed by the sequel, Witch Hunt, soon after.

Want to find out more? Click here to see the beautiful animated cover my publishers made, or click here to read an extract from the first chapter.