New Release Spotlight: The Good Witch of the South by T.C. Bartlett

Posting three days in a row…what is this, December?! Absolutely! With my school work done for the semester, I’m gearing up for the 12 Days of Christmas and have a ton of exciting content planned for this month. Which, yes, means posts three days in a row this week, and lots more seasonal and bookish fun to come!

Today’s book spotlight, however, is not wintery or Christmasy at all. It is, in fact, a book that falls a bit outside of my reading comfort zone. However, the synopsis caught my attention and I am sure that some of my fantasy-reading-readers and any fan of Baum’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz will want to give this book a shot. Read on for the details!

About the Book

Good Witch-Front Cover ArtTitle:  The Good Witch of the South

Author: T.C. Bartlett

Genre: Fantasy

Synopsis (from Goodreads): There is a darkness brewing in the West and alarming rumors of dragons and an evil enchantress building an army to overthrow the Great Head of Oz. A demon fairy witch the Land of Oz hasn’t seen since Dorothy Gale destroyed the Wicked Witch of the West.

Soon to be sixteen-year-old Samantha Goodwitch, the daughter of Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, knows she is disobeying her mother’s wishes when she leaves the castle to search for dragons, but she’d rather have an adventure than follow her mother’s command. When one of the Shadow Mountain Cats, Akasha, unexpectedly saves her life, the adventure turns deadly and a friendship grows between them.

But the rumors soon become real, and the freedom that had captured the hearts of the citizens of Oz is quickly unraveling. As the tensions mount and battles begin, Sam and Akasha find others who join them in the last Great War of Oz, to fight against the darkness that is devouring a once peaceful land.

Available At: Barnes & NobleAmazon

The First Line: 

Many unexpected events ensued after the Wicked Witch of the West was vanquished—a nicer way of saying liquidated or killed—or, as some said, the crusty old tart was murdered by the little redheaded, freckled-faced country girl from Kansas, Dorothy Gale.

The Good Witch of the South, by T.C. Bartlett

About the Author

From the back of the book:

Hidden deep in the woods of Brown County, Indiana, T. C. Bartlett writes and draws his delightful and heartfelt books.

Picture Books by T.C. Bartlett

The Wizard of Oz is such rich source material, and I would definitely be interested in hearing about Glinda’s daughter. Fantasy just isn’t my cup of tea for the most part, but I think this will be a hit with those who do enjoy the genre. I would love to hear back if you do give this book a try!

Are there any genres that you rarely read, but the book synopses still grab your attention?

Until the next chapter,


*This post originally posted on 12/8/2020, but I am also linking up with First Line Friday. First Line Friday is a weekly linkup hosted at Hoarding Books. To participate, share the first line of a book of your choice, add the link to the linkup on the host’s page, and check out what others are reading and sharing!

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