The Center is proud to announce that the Historical Novel Society has chosen Begoña Echeverria’s The Hammer of Witches as one  of its Editor’s Choice selections for the May issue of its online magazine.

Hammer of witches

According to the review:

“This is the first book I’ve ever read that made me feel what it must have been like to be a victim of unfounded suspicion, forced to reply on personal faith, or recant all one holds true. It also shows the other side of the story, what it is like to be faced with judging guilt or innocence when the expectation of superiors and neighbors is clear.

In addition to being a riveting story, this book is important as a cultural resource in that it preserves many of the traditional stories of the Basque people about witches. It also serves as a reminder that such blind hatred is possible, even today, if we allow ourselves to be swayed to anger, without deep thought and consideration for the humanity of all involved. Highly recommended.”

Read the full review here.