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May 4, 2023

Books That Make You Enter a Fantastical, Magic-Filled Saga Following Three Generations of Witches


There is nothing like a series with tons of fun, twisting family drama to get us turning pages. But what’s it like when said family happens to be comprised of witches?


Marieke Lexmond’s series “The Madigan Chronicles” is six books covering three generations of headstrong witches, and the fate of four magical, elemental objects. The Wand of Wisdom, which governs the power of fire, is guarded by the Madigans. And when Lucy, Grandma Madigan's evil twin, steals the air-governing object called the Dagger of Consciousness, it sets off a chain reaction of magical mayhem.


Lucy, it seems, wants to possess all four magical objects, to be all-powerful. And if the Madigans are going to stop her, they need to overcome their own differences.


Marieke Lexmond reads tarot cards, and loves travel, photography and food. She is parent to three sassy little dogs that she takes everywhere (and who even have their own Instagram account). As a pagan, she draws inspiration from her connection to the land. Such is what resulted in “The Madigan Chronicles,” the fourth installment of which, The Cup, will be released Spring 2023.

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