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 "Rande Goodwin's debut novel, The Witchfinder's Serpent, is a fun, fact-filled tale of revenge that weaves past with present as all hell breaks loose in a quiet New England town."

--Steve Alten, NY Times bestselling author

of MEG & The LOCH.


The Witchfinder's Serpent

Something wicked this way comes . . .


When fifteen-year-old Nate Watson moves to Windsor to live with his mysterious Aunt Celia, the last things on his mind are witches and magick and ancient vendettas. While Nate focuses on building a new life for himself and his younger brother, making new friends and adjusting to a new high school, he can’t escape the feeling that something isn’t as it seems.


Nate’s search for answers leads him to a forbidden, locked door in Celia’s mansion. Inside, he finds a witch’s workshop full of mystical artifacts, some dating back to the time of the earliest Puritan settlers. Nate soon learns that forty-five years before the Salem Witch Trials, Windsor resident Alse Young was hanged as America’s first witch. 


Could magick be real? Nate remains skeptical until he picks up the witchfinder’s serpent—a powerful, demonic bracelet that wraps itself around his arm and permanently imbeds itself into his flesh. 


Nate must confront the truth about Aunt Celia’s unlikely ancestry—as well as his own.  And with her help, he must find a way to remove the bracelet before the serpent’s previous owner returns—an ancient and powerful enemy who will stop at nothing to get it back . . .

Early Praise for 
The Witchfinder's Serpent

Amber Benson

Author and actor, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Witchfinder's Serpent reimagines the early American witch trials as the backdrop to a very modern YA adventure - but with a clever twist that leaves the reader on the edge of their seat until the very last page.

They share the history of witch trials in Connecticut and work to clear the names of the accused.

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