HAMMER OF WITCHES An engaging, magical adventure set against the historical backdrop of Columbus' westward voyage.Young Baltasar, a converso (a Spanish Jew converted to Catholicism), relies on his wits to distract the village bully by telling an amusing tale. Soon after, Bal discovers his storytelling has magical properties when he summons a monster to ward off the Malleus Maleficarum, witch-hunting Inquisitors
Review: Hammer of Witches An excellent debut novel from new author Shana Mlawski. I finished this entertaining book in one evening, and loved it. Magic, adventure, and intriguing characters in one of the most interesting periods in history, I would recommend this book to anyone.
LibraryThing Review Highly complex novel about the life of an apprentice storyteller at the dawn's of Christopher Columbus's epic voyage to the New World. Readers with patience and an appreciation of historical fiction
Review: Hammer of Witches A unique and very entertaining story by my fellow Tu Books author, Shana Mlawski. A very cool world in which "Storytellers" can create the fantastical by telling a convincing and engrossing story. A tantalizing mix of actual history (Columbus's journey to the Americas) and fantasy what-ifs.
Review: Hammer of Witches 4 stars for the target audience: middle school and young adult. Read for review for mamiverse.com
Review: Hammer of Witches Beautifully written, rich in folklore and fantasy interwoven with history. Teens who are into historical fiction will enjoy it, unfortunately, there aren't many of them, so while I think the author had written an intriguing story, I'm afraid it will be a hard-sell to teens.