The Good Witch of the South by T. C. Bartlett
A fantasy ideally suited for adults, and teenagers, and anyone who loves Oz and flying over the rainbow
A personal message from the author:
I was finishing the cover art but didn't have a title yet, and no story. I just loved the cover art, and when I drew the tattoos on the fairy's arm, it hit me. The Wizard of Oz. And immediately I wanted to know who this fairy was, and I said to myself, “She's the daughter of the Good Witch of the South, Glinda the Good of course.”
And then I thought, “Her last name should be, Goodwitch.” At that moment I started writing and wrote the epilogue first. Everything else fell into place and The Good Witch of the South came to life.
— T. C. Bartlett
There is a darkness brewing in the west and alarming rumors of dragons and an evil enchantress building an army to overthrow the Great Head of Oz. A demon fairy witch the Land of Oz hasn't seen since Dorothy Gale destroyed the Wicked Witch of the West.
Soon to be sixteen-year-old Samantha Goodwitch, the daughter of Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, knows she is disobeying her mother's wishes when she leaves the castle to search for dragons, but she'd rather have an adventure than follow her mother's command. When one of the Shadow Mountain Cats, Akasha, unexpectedly saves her life, the adventure turns deadly and a friendship grows between them.
But the rumors soon become real, and the freedom that had captured the hearts of the citizens of Oz is quickly unraveling. As the tensions mount and battles begin, Sam and Akasha find others who join them in the last Great War of Oz, to fight against the darkness that is devouring a once peaceful land.
A spectacular Ozarian adventure in the land of Oz