Troubador Hugo and the Bird

Released: 28/10/2020

ISBN: 9781800460447

eISBN: 9781800468009

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Hugo and the Bird

The Witches’ Inheritance

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Death! The children of the three witches of Bideford who were hanged in 1682 have vowed to kill all those people responsible for their parent’s deaths and their own murder by hanging based on trumped-up charges to cover up the crime of their local judge. However, it is not only those directly responsible that are cursed, but all their descendants as well. For Hugo Bennett and his family, that includes them.


If Hugo is to survive then he must destroy not just one adversary but now two, who have taken over the bodies of a young ambitious reporter, Sue Redwell and Hugo’s best friend, Emma Jones. Fortunately, he is aided by his friend; Bird. A strange, magical animal that has been mutated by Kadavera, one of the daughters of the witches in her experiments to exist in daylight so that she can fulfil her deadly vow.

Hugo has found a magical amulet that originated from the sword of King Arthur; Excalibur. It was the inheritance of the witches and gave them their power. Its loss makes them even more determined to regain it and its power, irrespective of who or what gets in their way. In this case, Hugo and his family.

The witches won’t stop until they’ve fulfilled their vow and time is running out for Hugo if he’s to prevail in his quest and stay alive...

I didn't realize when I requested this that it is the third book in a series. However, the author did a great job of explaining the back story.

I am normally not a quick reader, but this book was so good that I couldn't put it down. (Don't tell my boss, but I read instead of working today!) It felt like reading a magical bedtime story. So creative!

I really wish I had read the first two books first, but I'll definitely be going back to read them now.

by NetGalley review


I didn't realize that this book was part of a series when I requested it and was initially concerned I would be really confused when I dove into the book upon that realization. However, the author does a great job of supporting readers with the backstory necessary for this world. This feature makes it a great choice for classroom libraries where students might not read books in order necessarily. The magic and whimsy of the world made it hard to put down and i think this would be great for more hesitant readers because of the pacing and language used within.

by NetGalley review


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