What fictional depictions of witchcraft do you’re feeling signify the essence of it the very best?

What fictional depictions of witchcraft do you’re feeling signify the essence of it the very best?

Yeah, yeah, positive they might break the legal guidelines of physics in methods that aren’t potential. The spells could also be foolish or overkill, however what do you’re feeling simply captures the spirit appropriately?

4 thoughts on “What fictional depictions of witchcraft do you’re feeling signify the essence of it the very best?”

  1. Surprisingly enough, Terry Pratchett. Obviously, his magic leans more towards the supernatural fairy tale stuff, but there’s a lot stuff like interpersonal psychology/intuition, herbalism, medical skills etc that other writers tend to ignore.

    His witches feel more *real* than a lot of fictional witches, since their biggest skill is their intelligence and their fierceness of will, rather than the ability to shoot fireballs. Also, Nanny Ogg is just freaking fantastic.

  2. To me, it was practical magic. It obviously us very far from how magic actually works, but the attitudes towards it, both positive and negative, are what struck me. Especially with her and her shop. Very simple, treating it like an everyday part of your life. It just really resonated with me. Although it does make me sad how many people expect magic to work that way

  3. Katherine Kerrs Deverry series is a FANTASTIC depiction that is very vivid and detailed.. i wont lie.. its good enough that I have used some of the techniques. The series revolves around a dweomer master and reincarnation… very good but can be a slow read for some.

  4. Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines series (sequel to Vampire Academy series) might be a YA series, but it’s one of few I’ve seen that actually seems to have had some homework done for it. Realistic? Not really, but a lot closer than most.

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