"Exciting paranormal thriller"
From the dawn of time, the human race was split into
two sub-species. One is the Normals while the other is the
minority Witches, who have extra sensory powers involving
telekinesis, telepathy, healing, and mind control. The
Witches did whatever was necessary to hide their powers
from the Normals, but as evidenced by the Inquisition, the
Salem witch trials and other purging events, they were not
The refugees who escaped the Salem witch trials
moved to the remote and conservative town of Hastings
Corner. Following them were the witch hunters, who also
settle there in order to kill witches when one surfaces.
This mission passed down from father to son and in the
present their target is Greer Caine, the daughter of a
woman they killed. Dr. Abby Stewart, who lost her own
child to the witch hunters, and Greer's father vow to keep
the child safe no matter how many come after her.
Ed Gorman has written an exciting paranormal
thriller that illustrates the effects of blind prejudice on
a group of people with uncommon characteristics. The
Witches must hide, not because they are evil and want to
harm the rest of the humanity, but because history has
shown man kills when he fails to understand. RITUALS is
Mr. Gorman at his spectacular best.
Harriet Klausner - Copyright © 2002
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 31, 2001