Women from Other Worlds
Women From Other Worlds Book Club explores the contemporary work of female authors of fantasy and sci-fi. Historically underappreciated in the genre, these writers are now doubtlessly some of its greatest leaders.
This month we are reading The Weaver and the Witch Queen by Genevieve Gornichec. The Women From Other Worlds book club will meet at 5 PM, on Monday, September 25.
The lives of two women—one desperate only to save her missing sister, the other a witch destined to become queen of Norway—intertwine in this spellbinding, powerful novel of Viking Age history and myth from the acclaimed author of The Witch’s Heart.
Oddny and Gunnhild meet as children in tenth century Norway, and they could not be more different: Oddny hopes for a quiet life, while Gunnhild burns for power and longs to escape her cruel mother. But after a visiting wisewoman makes an ominous prophecy that involves Oddny, her sister Signy, and Gunnhild, the three girls take a blood oath to help one another always.
When Oddny’s farm is destroyed and Signy is kidnapped by Viking raiders, Oddny is set adrift from the life she imagined—but she’s determined to save her sister no matter the cost, even as she finds herself irresistibly drawn to one of the raiders who participated in the attack. And in the far north, Gunnhild, who fled her home years ago to learn the ways of a witch, is surprised to find her destiny seems to be linked with that of the formidable King Eirik, heir apparent to the ruler of all Norway.
But the bonds—both enchanted and emotional—that hold the two women together are strong, and when they find their way back to each other, these bonds will be tested in ways they never could have foreseen in this deeply moving novel of magic, history, and sworn sisterhood.
Purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us for discussion at Dog-Eared Books at 5 PM, on Monday, September 25. This book club is free to anyone who wishes to participate, no registration necessary.
Content Warnings for Women From Other Worlds Book Club 2023
Content Warnings for The Weaver and the Witch Queen
Content Warnings for Camp Zero
Content Warnings for The Phoenix King
Content Warnings for The Deep Sky
Dates and books of upcoming 2023 Women From Other Worlds Book Club gatherings:
|September 25 at 5 PM
The Weaver and the Witch Queen by Genevieve Gornichec
|October 23 at 5 PM
Camp Zero by Michelle Min Sterling
|November 27 at 5 PM
The Phoenix King by Aparna Verma
|December 18 at 5 PM
The Deep Sky by Yume Kitasei