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A Ghost or a Warning of Danger to Come

The Lost Child of Lychford

By Paul Cornell


Sci Fi & Fantasy

Pub Date 22 November 2016


The Lost Child of Lychford is a good short fantasy novel, but it assumes that readers are already familiar with the main characters and their role in protecting the village. You will still enjoy the novel if you jump straight in, but you may want to consider reading Witches of Lychford first.

Christmas is approaching, along with all that entails. As Reverend, Lizzie is busy with preparations for services, not to mention a wedding scheduled for Christmas Eve. When an apparition of a young boy appears to Lizzie, she is baffled. Is he a ghost, a warning, or something else? Something is coming and the witches of Lychford stand in the way.

It is no surprise that Paul Cornell has written for television. The Lost Child of Lychford is compact. The action moves at a fast pace and the story arc is a perfect fit for the length. Like baby bear's porridge, The Lost Child of Lychford is just right.


I received a copy of The Lost Child of Lychford from the publisher and in exchange for an honest review.



It’s December in the English village of Lychford – the first Christmas since an evil conglomerate tried to force open the borders between our world and… another.

Which means it’s Lizzie’s first Christmas as Reverend of St. Martin’s. Which means more stress, more expectation, more scrutiny by the congregation. Which means… well, business as usual, really.

Until the apparition of a small boy finds its way to Lizzie in the church. Is he a ghost? A vision? Something else? Whatever the truth, our trio of witches (they don’t approve of “coven”) are about to face their toughest battle, yet!

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