(EPUB) [Bad Spelling Witches of Galdorheim #1]

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  • Bad Spelling Witches of Galdorheim #1
  • Marva Dasef
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  • 22 February 2018
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Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Marva Dasef Marva Dasef ↠ 4 Read Bad Spelling Witches of Galdorheim #1 Read ↠ 104 A klutzy witch a shaman's curse a uest to save her family Can Kat find her magic in timeIf you’re a witch living on a remote arctic island and the entire island runs on magic lacking magical skills is not just an inconvenience it can be a matter of life and death–or at. The reason I fell in love with this book had to do with the cover and the back blurb both of which reminded me of one of my favorite animated films Kiki s Delivery Service directed by the brilliant Hayao Miyazaki Like Kiki the heroine of this book struggles to find herself sometimes with comic results Most young adult fiction these days tend to be bad pastiches of the orginal bad pastiche Twilight so when I discover those rare books in which there s no heroine fail no mysterious but HAWT boy or the standard and useless love triangle then you have my interest I ve been wondering for a while what the hell has happened to intrepid heroines like Tamora Pierce s Alannah Phillip Pullman s Lyra and other go get em girls who weren t content to let things just happen to them and who often embarked on grand adventures Sadder still is the fact that the dumbing down of YA heroines isn t being done by men but by women authors whom one would think knew better Bad Spelling brings back the intrepid heroine in all her non perfect yet still active in her own destiny glory It is also the first fantasy I ve read in which the cultures of the farthest reaches of Northern Europe Norway Finland Siberia figures prominently while not whitewashing the Asian features of many people who live in these polar regions I especially loved how author Marva Dasef incorporated Norwegian legends into the narrativeThere is also a larger narrative in the book which is intolerance The prologue for Bad Spelling is set in 1490 at the height of the witch hysteria that swept throughout Europe and cost the lives of hundreds of thousands and perhaps an even higher number of innocent women men and children Tears welled in Edyth s eyes What they are doing to us tis hateful Why cannot they just leave us be He took Edyth s shoulders pulling her to his chest Tis not just us The inuisitors condemn many not of the craft They find black magic where it does not exist His eyes darkened Tis the fault of that wretched Heinrich Institoris and his cursed Malleus Maleficarum Even the Church has banned it yet the so called citizen courts use it to condemn any who disagree with them Edyth shook her head her face grim You speak the truth Tis shameful they accuse whoever dissents be they witch or not The few remaining witches and warlocks decide to leave Europe and travel to a remote island called Galdorheim where they can live free and out of sight from those they call mundanes humans without magical ability The island is protected by a magical shield which renders it undetectable and which makes the normally cold land hospitable to humanwitch life Fast forward to present day Galdorheim Kat is a young witch with a BIG problem Her spells even the simplest tend to backfire and usually there s green goo involved Okay so this is a plot device that s been used before but that s not the point It s how such a device is used and not glossed over or turned into something cute for whatever hunky mysterious HAWT BOY happens to eventually come along and save her from Kat really is a misfit being the child of a witch and a human And she s not the only one her brother Rune is a warlockvampire and has a rather difficult time controling his hunger around the sight of bloodKat feels like an outcast and little wonder when her mother and her aunt are some of the most powerful witches on Galdorheim However she discovers that perhaps her bad spellcasting may not be her fault and so begins a uest to find her father s family but to save her beloved home from eventual extinction With Rune as her traveling companion Kat discovers that her magical abilities work better the farther from Galdorheim she is On her uest she meets a trio of trolls one of whom is not all he seems the Mountain King a troll advisor who s still upset that a human girl guessed his real name LOL a giant helpful orcas and some pretty deadly lemmings She rescues and needs rescuingThankfully there s to come but Bad Spelling doesn t end on a cliffhanger I can t wait to visit Kat and the fantastically modern world of Galdorheim soon

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Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Marva Dasef Marva Dasef ↠ 4 Read Bad Spelling Witches of Galdorheim #1 Read ↠ 104 Stumbles onto why her magic is out of whack a curse from a Siberian shamanThe young witch accompanied by her half vampire brother must travel to the Hall of the Mountain King and the farthest reaches of Siberia to regain her magic dodging attacks by the shaman along the w. Witches wear black and travel everywhere by broomstick right Wrong Ms Dasef s witches are very much of the modern world despite living in the Arctic Snowmobiles and cellphones lie side by side with magic wands and scrying artifacts This is the wonderful story of Kat and her brother Rune as they travel to find Kat s paternal family The story is fast paced and intriguing and surprisingly light hearted Trouble shadows Kat from the moment she is born Her magic always goes wrong and on their travels it seems everything is out to stop them succeeding in their uest I love the way the words flow onward to take us on Kat s travels so that the reader feels the cold the fear and the warmth of family love Well done Ms Dasef I look forward to commenting on the second book in the Witches of Galdorheim Series

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Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Marva Dasef Marva Dasef ↠ 4 Read Bad Spelling Witches of Galdorheim #1 Read ↠ 104 Least a darn good reason to run away from home Katrina’s spells don’t just fizzle; they backfire with spectacular results oftentimes involving green goo A failure as a witch Kat decides to run away and find her dead father’s non magical family But before she can she. BAD SPELLING ReviewBy Marva DasefWhat if you re a Wiccan and are supposed to be able to cast spells but everything you try somehow ends up as a catastrophe Can you do something to make your magic work the way it s supposed to Or are you doomed to be a failureIn Author Marva Dasef s middle grade novel BAD SPELLING Katrina s Kat s father Boris died before she was born yet her aunt Thordis talks to him When Kat learns that a shaman cast a spell on her father and that spell is what affects Kat s magic turning it into a disaster as well as possibly spreading from Kat to the whole village of Galdorheim and destroying it she decides to find the shaman and stop him before it s too late Along with her part vampire half brother Rune she sets off to Siberia where her father s family lives hoping to find the answers The teens meet a lot of interesting characters along the way some friendly some scary But they let nothing stop them in their uest Kat is a spunky heroine Rune has a delightful sense of humor I really like the relationship between the siblings They tease each other the way brothers and sisters do Yet they also care for one another and will protect the other when danger threatens Marva Dasef has written a story of adventure excitement and suspense that should appeal to middle grade readers as they follow along with the teens on a journey they ll not soon forget BAD SPELLING would make a nice addition to school classrooms and libraries as well as to your personal library There are two books available in the series The Witches of Galdorheim MIDNIGHT OIL and SCOTCH BROOM Oh do you wonder what the catchy title BAD SPELLING means Being a former teacher kids that can t spell was my first thought What do you think