A Trial of Witches

· Cameron Readman
4 reviews

About this ebook

Standing on the precipice of the witch burning craze of the 1600s, the Lord Earl Bothwell, Francis Stewart, a powerful baron in early modern Scotland and leader of one of the few remaining covens, discovers his two worlds are not compatible. When one of his witches is captured and tortured during the harrowing North Berwick Witch Trials, he must decide what is more important to him; the cold-blooded balancing act at the top of the ruling class, or the survival of his own kind.

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4 reviews
Gina Moriarty
October 17, 2019
This debut novel is an exciting release for many familiar with Cameron Readman's event work. His knack for narration shows as he navigates the transition to written prose from immersive interactive storytelling. While there are times where the dialogue can seem somewhat heavy, especially during exposition chapters, the variety of characters is well captured in their actions. The story is well paced, a feat for a plot that unfolds over a series of months and years, and there aren't any pure 'filler' scenes. The action is concise in a way that feels well suited to the situation, yet detailed enough to ensure the reader is well aware of what's happening. I must say that historical fiction isn't usually my cup of tea, but after backing the book on Kickstarter, I felt excitedly obliged to read this book; thankfully, the book doesn't focus too much on real-world history, and instead focuses on the characters at hand (also based on real-world people!). So, despite the odd typo or mis-worded sentence (mistakes unfortunately missed by the editors), this book is well worth the read – and what a twist! I look forward to what Cameron has in store for Francis Stewart's future.
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Catherine Martin
October 14, 2019
I'm not a big book reader, but I took a chance and backed this book on Kickstarter, and it was amazing! Such a good mixture of real history and fiction that kept me interested the whole time. I could really visualise the scenes that the author described. Really well written and an exciting story. I would definitely recommend!!
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Georgia Readman
October 14, 2019
Definitely not been gripped like this in a while what a good read! Hope there will be a sequel😁
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About the author

Cameron Readman is author of the "A Trial of Witches". While this is his first foray into novel writing, he has been writing stories and characters for his live action events to much acclaim over the past few years. His writing and storytelling inspired a following that culminated in a Kickstarter project to release the book and get just part of his story down in written form. His first novel is part of a series he hopes to release more of in the future.

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