Sister Witch: The Life of Moll Dyer by David W. Thompson.
Legends of the Family Dyer Book 1.
Moll Dyer prays she can leave her troubles behind when she immigrates to the new world, but a paranormal threat grows, and soon follows her across the ocean to Maryland. Colonial life in the Old-Line state was tough on both man and woman.
Hunger, disease, Indian attacks, and drought tested the resolve of the settlers daily, but troubles for the Dyers included the threat of a succubus on a mission!
Will the demonic call initiated by her family prove too much to resist as she labors to rebuild her life in a distant land?
The legend of Moll Dyer originated in earliest colonial Maryland. Despite 300 years of civilization, and scientific reason, Moll’s name is still often heard there, especially around campfires late at night, or as a warning to misbehaving little people.
Her spirit is often seen as a wisp of unnatural fog in the swampy woodlands near her homestead, with her half wolf companion at her side. This is her story.
Review from Red Headed Book Lover Blog: “Sister Witch has an outlandish, brave plot, enthralling characters and an incredibly well thought out backstory that will keep the reader wanting to read for hours on end. The plot of this novel is something I never read or heard of before, it reads like a movie, piecing together myth with historical accounts of the time and seamlessly integrates into one book of intrigue… If you are looking for a historical fiction read that is unlike anything you have read… a read that will keep you entertained for hours on end – then this sensational book is for you! 5 stars from me!
Review by TCK Pub: “a knack for crafting clear, yet engaging prose with a suitably historical feel, and we immediately want to know Moll’s story.”
Review by Michelle Randall for Readers’ Favorite: “This is definitely a story everyone should read.”
Review by Romuald Dzemo for Reader’s Favorite: 5 Stars! “Sister Witch: The Life of Moll Dyer (Legends of the Family Dyer) by David Thompson is a paranormal tale with a dark edge, a story that powerfully demonstrates the irresistible pull of evil and allows the reader to follow one woman’s journey as she struggles to find a suitable response to her family’s evil and mysterious legacy.
There is a darkness that whispers through the narrative, a sense of the tragic that is both unsettling and attractive…gripping and pulsating.”
From The Author: Sister Witch is my first full length novel. It is inspired by a historical figure’s life- a sordid tale that’s been near and dear to my heart since the campfires of my youth. Some of the greatest tales I’ve known, I first heard there.
Moll Dyer led a tragic life and was cast as a pariah for her non-conformance. After 300 years, perhaps we are finally able to shine the light of reason on the horrors done to her. Stare them in the eye and plead for forgiveness. This seems to be the case, and I thank my loyal readers for making Sister Witch the winner of the Golden Quill award for fantasy and the winner of the Ed/Pred poll for Magical Realism. I’m confident that Moll would be pleased.
Book 1 of 3: Legends of the Family Dyer
Paperback: 263 Pages
Fantasy (Paranormal and Urban)
About David W. Thompson: David W. Thompson is an award-winning author, a native of Southern Maryland, and a graduate of University of Maryland, University College. David’s love of the written word began early in life. He claims his first writing effort was “Dick and Jane” fan fiction when he was six years old- no doubt with a dark twist!
After his family and cheesecake, reading was his first love. It exposed him to people, cultures and ideas he’d never experience otherwise. Writing was a natural extension of this “out of body” experience as characters act as tour guides to their worlds, and their possibilities. He hopes to honestly convey the stories that they whisper in his ears.
When he isn’t writing, Dave enjoys time with his family and grandchildren, kayaking (mostly flat water please), fishing, hiking, archery, wine-making, and pursuing his other “creative passion”- woodcarving.
Often bloody, habitually dark, always original!
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