Bad Spelling Witches of Galdorheim #1) [E–pub/Pdf] ✓ Marva Dasef

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  • 06 August 2020
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Summary ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Marva Dasef Marva Dasef ↠ 7 Read characters ↠ Bad Spelling Witches of Galdorheim #1 ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB A klutzy witch a shaman's curse a uest to save her family Can Kat find her magic in timeIf you’re a witch living on a remote arctic island and the entire island runs on magic lacking magical skills is not just an inconvenience it can be a matter of life and death–or at. Bad Spelling is the first volume of the author s fantasy series The Witches of Galdorheim It s intended for Young Adults although I think children from age 11 up would enjoy it It deals with a colony of European witches who escaped medieval persecution by fleeing to an island in the Barents Sea north of Norway Finland and Russia and using a magic dome to terraform it into normal livable space This region is remote enough to be unfamiliar to the average American and thus can substitute for a constructed world filled with trolls ogres shamans and werewolves The story deals with a female adolescent witch named Kat who can t for the life of her learn how to spell that is cast spells Finding out why and solving the problem is at the heart of the plot which is lively and fast moving although a bit shallow in spots but then in a short YA book one can t expect much psychological probing of character The book is filled with clever word plays comparable to Bad Spelling Chapter titles like Scry Me a River and The Troller Coaster as well as allusions to modern conveniences unexpected in this remote witches world Botox satellite phones and snowmobiles form a considerable part of its charm I got a particular chuckle from this remark spoken by a troll regarding the snowmobiles That fat elf at the north pole runs a dealership in the off season Gave me a really good fleet rate I was intrigued by the linguistic elements A poem about a troll from the Eddas of Snorri Sturluson is uoted I checked and it s real The translation is slightly different from those given in Wikipedia I don t know if the author translated it herself or found another translation or simply altered the translation There is also a lot of linguistic give and take between Kat and the Sami I checked the word lumooja and discovered it s Finnish for witch All of those allusions can simply be accepted as imaginary or they can be used to inspire the interest of young people in the languages of the regionThe premise of the story is set in the Prologue which is laid November 1490 somewhere in Germany Here we learn how it happened that the witches established their colony on the Barents Sea island The author chose to write this prologue in a stilted and phony sounding dialect which I presume is meant to suggest an archaic period something already established in the dateline It s full of sentences like this Why cannot they just leave us be I m afraid tis nothing else we can do which isn t even grammatically correct I m afraid it is nothing else we can do This dialect serves no function because the people in uestion would not have been speaking English at all in 15th century Germany Thus all the uoted dialogue is a translation I found that opener a little off putting but fortunately the Prologue is only one page longBut that s just a minor uibble The book as a whole is very entertaining and educationally suggestive and I heartily recommend it for the appropriate age group

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Summary ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Marva Dasef Marva Dasef ↠ 7 Read characters ↠ Bad Spelling Witches of Galdorheim #1 ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Stumbles onto why her magic is out of whack a curse from a Siberian shamanThe young witch accompanied by her half vampire brother must travel to the Hall of the Mountain King and the farthest reaches of Siberia to regain her magic dodging attacks by the shaman along the w. Bad Spelling is Book One in the Witches of Galdorheim series The bad speller is Kat Katrina older half sister of Rune the young vampire warlock introduced in the series s preuel Spellslinger Kat should be a powerful witch but something stops her spells from working properly Eventually she learns this is because of a spell a Siberian shaman placed over the area in which her mundane non magical father is encased in ice To overcome it she and Rune set off to find her father s family and seek help at the Hall of the Mountain King But the shaman would rather they didn t interfere and sets a few obstacles in their path I enjoyed both the humour and pacing of this book as well as the use of the Scandinavian mythology so often overlooked nowadays It was uite refreshing to find trolls portrayed as something other than dimwits mischief makers or monsters Kat and Rune are likeable characters as are the adults they interact with except for that nasty shaman of course I would definitely recommend this as a good read for tweens and teens interested in magic realms within our modern world

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Summary ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Marva Dasef Marva Dasef ↠ 7 Read characters ↠ Bad Spelling Witches of Galdorheim #1 ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Least a darn good reason to run away from home Katrina’s spells don’t just fizzle; they backfire with spectacular results oftentimes involving green goo A failure as a witch Kat decides to run away and find her dead father’s non magical family But before she can she. Bad Spelling is an enjoyable read Kat has been a bad speller her whole life and magic simply doesn t seem to be in her genes despite the fact that she lives in a village filled with witches Her brother on the other hand is a highly talented warlock Kat s father whose body is trapped in a glacier is protected by a spell that is beyond the understanding of the witches in Kat s community In order to save the village from exposure to the spell Kat embarks on a journey with her brother hoping to find the source of the magic The novel is humorous and imaginative taking the reader through frozen wastelands inhabited by witches and subterranean dwellings that are the domain of trolls Kat is challenged every step of the way and must learn to develop her magic with every obstacle she encounters Kat s brother Rune is one of the highlights of the novel a half vampire who has difficulty reining in his urge for blood Aunt Thordis is another memorable character with a gruff manner and an abrasive personality I wish the main antagonist and his motivations had been described in greater detail as this would have made for a powerful ending Bad Spelling is a light fun read for kids