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The Black Witch is the first novel published in The Black Witch Chronicles series by Laurie Forest.


A new Black Witch will rise…her powers vast beyond imagining. Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else.

When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother’s legacy. But she soon realizes that the university, which admits all manner of people—including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians—is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch.

As evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away. Her best hope of survival may be among the most unlikely band of rebels… if only she can find the courage to trust those she’s been taught to fear.



Fourteen years before the start of our story, a three-year old Elloren Gardner, who has a special affinity for trees and wood, is wand tested by her Uncle Edwin. The trees catch on fire. The memory of this incident eventually fades, and Uncle Edwin later tells her that it was a bad dream.



Part One Prologue

  1. Halfix
  2. Aunt Vyvian
  3. Goodbye
  4. The White Wand
  5. The Selkie
  6. Valgard
  7. Fallon Bane
  8. Textured Silk
  9. The Black Witch
  10. The Prophecy
  11. Aislinn Greer
  12. Lukas Grey
  13. Wandfasting
  14. Icarals
  15. Verpacia

Part Two Prologue

  1. Verpax University
  2. Wandtesting
  3. Orientation
  4. Vice Chancellor Quillen
  5. The North Tower
  6. Ariel
  7. Tournaments & Tests
  8. Weapons
  9. Balance of Power
  10. Confrontation
  11. Metallurgie & Mathematics
  12. Gardnerian History
  13. The Lupines
  14. Tierney Calix
  15. Shards of Ice
  16. Of Violins
  17. Unforgiving
  18. Spiraling Down
  19. Revenge
  1. Kindred
  2. Poetry
  3. Stick Magic
  4. Diana Ulrich
  5. Trystan
  6. History
  7. Damion Bane

Part Three Prologue

  1. Mage Council Papers
  2. Randall Greyson
  3. Elfin Art
  4. Lupine Eyes
  5. Howl
  6. Jarod
  7. Trapped
  8. Rescue
  9. Refuge
  10. Andras Volya
  11. Safety
  12. Allies
  13. Camouflage
  14. Tightening Noose
  15. Military Dragon
  16. Elfin Steel
  17. Naga
  18. Yvan
  19. Fae
  20. Asrai Fae
  21. Ice
  22. Breaking Cages
  23. Aftermath
  24. Revolutionary
  25. Two Hundred and Fifty-Six