The Witch Sea

The Witch Sea

The witch Meriel has spent her entire life in the lighthouse on tiny Bound Island. Upon the distant shore prowls an ancient sea god kept captive by a generations-old spell, a spell that Meriel alone must protect.

Meriel's life has been lonely and unchanging--until the arrival of Nor. Nor's shape is that of a woman, but her heart belongs to the sea. Even though Nor is also held captive by Meriel's spell, she shows kindness to the isolated witch. Nor sparks a passion within Meriel, defying every law that binds them both.

This award-winning short story ("The Witch Sea" won first place in the "Kissed by Venus" Fresh Voices short story competition) is a dark fantasy tale of love, loss and the price of freedom.

Title:The Witch Sea
Edition Language:English
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    The Witch Sea Reviews

  • Anna (Bananas)

    The Witch Sea is a beautiful, evocative story that wraps itself around you with its simple, heartfelt yearning. The witch Meriel longs for love and freedom, two things she believes she'll never have. ...

  • ?    jamieson   ?

    The Witch Sea had an interesting Concept, but I feel like this book was too short to really capitalise off of it. The worldbuilding was okay, but the contents was outlandish and so there really needed...

  • Corrie

    A haunting, beautiful story of the witch Meriel, bound to an island by duty and Nor, a woman that came from the sea but held captive on land by the spell. It reads like a Gothic noir, all misty and mo...

  • Joc

    This is a beautifully written and poignant story of a witch, Merial, who weaves a spell to keeps sea creatures out of the bay and Galo, one of the oldest sea gods, trapped on land. It's a power strugg...

  • Shannon Cate

    This story surprised me with the sheer beauty of the writing. It is neither overly florid nor unclear in its descriptions. It is just right. The first-person voice led me right inside the character qu...

  • lacy

    This was read as part of the Goodreads Inspired Read-a-thon.The challenge was pick a book with a title that either fascinates you or you find completely absurd. I picked this book for that challenge ...

  • Kriss

    Sometimes an erotic story is not an erotic story, at least how we think of as one of ‘those’ stories. This is definitely one of them, no actual peeking under anyone skirts, no actual bow-chicka-wa...

  • Cheyenne Blue

    Gently written with a Celtic lilt, this beautiful tale of magic and sea creatures and duty that is its own prison was a delight to read....

  • Nikki

    The Witch Sea is a short and rather sad story of a witch who has inherited a great trust from her mother and her grandmother, who begins to doubt whether she's doing the right thing. Nor, a seal turne...

  • Kenya Wright

    This was a Dark Fantasy short about love and the price of freedom. I give it 5 stars. This short was enchanting and beautiful! She managed to get me intrigued by a new world, make...