Hammer of Witches

By Booklist

Mlawski combines the history of 1492 with a fantasy about Storytellers and witches in this debut novel. . . . The story is at its best when focusing on its array of intriguing characters: Jinni, the almost genie; Catalina, a girl with powers of her own; the Taíno shamans and rulers; and Baltasar himself, whose boyish charm is perpetually winning. . . . Fantasy lovers will relish the wide array of supernatural goings-on, and history buffs will enjoy reading the author’s notes, which explain where Mlawski has stuck to the script and where she takes wing.