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John Schoffstall
Half-Witch



In Lizbet Lenz’s world, the sun goes around the earth, God speaks directly to his worshippers, goblins haunt cellars and witches lurk in forests. Disaster strikes when Lizbet's charming scoundrel father is thrown into a dungeon by the tyrant Hengest Wolftrow. To free him, Lizbet must cross the Montagnes du Monde, globe-girdling mountains that reach to the sky, a journey no one has ever survived, and retrieve a mysterious book.

Lizbet is desperate, and the only one who can help her is the unpleasant and sarcastic witch girl Strix. As the two girls journey over the mountains and into the lands of wonder beyond, on the run from goblins, powerful witches, and human criminals, Lizbet discovers, to her horror, that Strix's magic is turning Lizbet into a witch, too. Meanwhile, a revolution in Heaven is brewing.


Praise for John Schoffstall's Half-Witch:

“A picaresque fantasy debut in the mode of L. Frank Baum, in which witches and magic and God and goblins populate a world that is possibly just next door to our own. Lizbet and the witch girl Strix are delightful company in which to set out on the road.” —Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble

Genre: Fiction—Fantasy
Length: TBD
Publication Date: Summer 2018


North America English rights, Small Beer Press

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Photo Credit: Sam Interrante

JOHN SCHOFFSTALL (www.johnschoffstall.com) was a Grand Prize winner of the Writers of the Future award and has been published in Asimov's, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Interzone, and Strange Horizons, among others. He is a physician and once practiced emergency medicine. Now he follows Candide's advice and tends his own garden. He lives in Philadelphia.