Witch Song, by Amber Argyle

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Brusenna and her mother Sacra, both witches, live in a little village where they are alternately mocked and feared.  A severe drought is blamed on the witch population, who control the natural elements through spells cast in song.  In truth, the Keepers, as the witches call themselves, would never use their considerable powers for evil.  But something is very wrong.  One by one the witches are disappearing at the hands of Espen, the Dark Witch.  As other Keepers before her, Sacra is called away to confront Espen, leaving Brusenna on her own for the first time in her young life.  Her anxiety at being abandoned is heightened by the uneasy knowledge of just how unprepared she is as a witch. Her mother has taught her so few spells or witch songs.  When witch hunters force Brusenna to flee her home, she embarks on a dangerous journey to find her mother…and to confront the evil Espen.   But first young Brusenna must find her voice in order to cast her own spells….and the more powerful the song, the greater the spell.