Salem's Fury

*Contains spoilers from Salem's Vengeance*


  History condemns those who neglect the past.

   For Rebecca, memories of the night Hecate attacked her family remain dim. Adopted by the Miamiak and living in the wilderness, her sister Sarah is the lone reminder of their early life and the price paid for freedom.

  But the past refuses to stay buried when a neighboring tribe is attacked and decimated for harboring white folk. With rumors of Iroquois raiders held in sway of a fearless witch on the rampage, Rebecca must decide whether to guard those she holds dear or seek vengeance upon a Salem relic.       

We heard Sarah's story of pain and loss; now it's Rebecca's turn. Salem has returned. Can Rebecca stop it or will the witches forever rule?

     It's 15 years after Sarah killed Hecate. The survivors of the battle have taken refuge in the woods with the Miamik tribe. They thought that after Hecate was dead life would return to normal. But after they finally get back to normal, another Salem strikes. The witches are back, and this time they're taking a couple lives with them. 

      An excellent follow-up to Salem's Vengeance. Salem's Fury didn't disappoint. Galvin does a wonderful job portraying the character's feelings and emotion. Also, the dialogue and setting stay true to the time period. Salem's Fury can be interpreted as a girl fighting to find her true identity, buried both in the pain of her past and future. Once again Galvin has presented us with a brilliant story that sucks you in.

I recommend this book to anybody ages 11+ that enjoys historical fiction, coming-of-age stories, or just plain YA fiction. I give Salem's Fury 5/5 stars for the excellent narrative and writing. I love the way it makes you feel like you are there experiencing it as it happens. I hope more books will come so we can continue the adventure with the Kelly/Campbell family. 

Aaron Galvin first cut his chops writing stand-up comedy routines at age thirteen. His early works paid off years later when he co-wrote and executive produced the award-winning indie feature film, Wedding Bells & Shotgun Shells.

He is also an accomplished actor. Aaron has worked in everything from Hollywood blockbusters, (Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, and Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers), to starring in dozens of indie films and commercials.
Aaron is a native Hoosier, graduate of Ball State University, and a proud member of SCBWI. He currently lives in Southern California with his wife and daughter.

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Read my review for Salem's Vengeance here.