The witches are gathering…

12-year-old Rab spends all of his time doing backbreaking work on his family’s farm instead of attending school, but when he finds a hag stone in one of the fields, everything changes.

Looking through its circular hole, he sees witches gathering in a coming storm, and they’ve set their sights on his family. Can Rab save his sisters from the clutches of the witches’ coven before their Halloween ceremony in the old kirk?

Filled with mystery and magic, Hag Storm is a spooky, historical adventure with a supernatural twist, based on the life of Robert Burns and one of his most famous and best-loved poems, Tam O’Shanter.

In order to support the great work the Robert Burns World Federation do promoting the poetry of Robert Burns in schools, encouraging new readers to discover the magic in his writing, and inspiring the next generation of Scottish writers, 20% of the author royalties for this novel are donated to the Robert Burns World Federation.

Praise for Hag Storm

‘An instant children’s classic with Scotland at its heart’  THE NATIONAL

‘Atmospheric, beautifully written and a fantastic tale of revenge and witches… it really is brilliant.’ SUE & PAKKA

‘A truly thrilling and superbly spooky historical adventure steeped in folklore, mystery and witchcraft’ BOOK CRAIC

‘Simply magnificent, a tale full of witches and magic, steeped in Scottish myth and history’ UNICORNS AND KELPIES

‘Genuinely spine tingling and a heart-warming must-read’ STOOMIO

‘This perfect witchy adventure is filled with intrigue, mystery and magic, and contains just enough danger to keep child readers turning the pages’ JULIA THUM

‘Thoroughly enjoyable, ‘Hag Storm’ not only opens a door to the writings and life of Burns, but offers a compelling and delicious spooky story.’ THE FEDERATION OF CHILDREN’s BOOK GROUPS

‘A page-turner of creepy proportions…Victoria Williamson’s superb historical adventure delves into the darker elements of stories

told around the fire that may or may not be true – only you can decide!’ MY BOOK CORNER

‘An exceptional historical supernatural mystery, a story of the strength of familial bonds, of struggle and survival in hard times, and of dark powers

determined to tear those bonds apart. I cannot recommend this highly enough … absolutely incredible! MARY REES