A debut contemporary fantasy standalone about heartbreaking power, the terror of our collapsing atmosphere, and the ways we unknowingly change our fate.
For centuries, witches have maintained the climate, their power peaking in the season of their birth. But their control is faltering as the atmosphere becomes more erratic. All hope lies with Clara, an Everwitch, whose rare magic is tied to every season.
In autumn, Clara wants nothing to do with her power. It’s wild and volatile, and the price of her magic—losing the ones she loves—is too high, despite the need to control the increasingly dangerous weather.
In winter, the world is on the precipice of disaster. Fires burn, storms rage, and Clara finally accepts that she’s the only one who can make a difference.
In spring, she falls for Sang, the witch training her. As her magic grows, so do her feelings, until she’s terrified Sang will be the next one she loses.
In summer, Clara must choose between her power and her happiness, her duty and the people she loves...before she loses everything.
“The forces of nature and magic blend perfectly in this masterfully told story. I couldn’t love this book more.”—Shea Ernshaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep and Winterwood
“The Nature of Witches is a timely, thoughtful tale… Griffin's well-developed world building and complex main character make for a read that will resonate deeply.”—Christine Lynn Herman, author of The Devouring Gray duology