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Witchy Teacher Guide
  • Ages: 12 and Up
  • Imprint: Roar
  • Subject: English, Language Arts
  • Grade Range: Seventh Grade and Up

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About the Book

Description

In the witch kingdom Hyalin, the strength of your magic is determined by the length of your hair. Those that are strong enough are conscripted by the Witch Guard, who enforce the law in peacetime and protect the land during war. However, those with hair judged too long are pronounced enemies of the kingdom, and annihilated. This is called a witch burning.
The young witch Nyneve, who is haunted by the death of her father and the threat the Witch Guard poses to her own life. When conscription rolls around, Nyneve has a choice to make; join the institution complicit in her father’s death, or stand up for her ideals?

Witchy Cover

Witchy © 2019 Ariel Ries.

Witchy Cover

Witchy © 2019 Ariel Ries.

Description

In the witch kingdom Hyalin, the strength of your magic is determined by the length of your hair. Those that are strong enough are conscripted by the Witch Guard, who enforce the law in peacetime and protect the land during war. However, those with hair judged too long are pronounced enemies of the kingdom, and annihilated. This is called a witch burning.
The young witch Nyneve, who is haunted by the death of her father and the threat the Witch Guard poses to her own life. When conscription rolls around, Nyneve has a choice to make; join the institution complicit in her father’s death, or stand up for her ideals?

About Ariel

Ariel Slamet RiesAriel Slamet Ries is an eggplant fanatic and long-time lover of dogs in snoods from Melbourne, Australia. She studied animation for 4 years before throwing away the prestige and money to pursue comics.

A letter from Ariel

Witchy Author LetterThank you for checking out the first two chapters of Witchy. I started making Witchy as a webcomic 5 years ago, after my first year of university. Tired of never seeing characters that looked like me, I decided to make a fantasy world where Asian characters and cultures⁠—especially those not usually explored in western media⁠—were at the front and center of the story.  Read more…