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THE WITCHES WAR

3ยบ ESO ANTรA SABIO PRADA

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28/02/2013


Table of contents 1. Table of contents ...................................................................................... 2 2. Author’s biography .................................................................................... 3 3. Summary ...................................................................................................... 3 4. Mother O prophecy .................................................................................. 4 5. Principal prophecies and treatise .......................................................... 4 6. Characters .................................................................................................. 4 7. My personal opinion ................................................................................... 6 8. Quotes ......................................................................................................... 6 9. Bibliography ................................................................................................ 8

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Author’s biography. Maite Carranza was born in Barcelona in 1958. She graduated in anthropology. She was a teacher of literature. Currently she is scriptwriter and novelist. She won different prizes. Some of them are: -

Waves-Award, Golden Satellite Award Bulgaria, bronze medal in the audiovisual festival of New York (Pinnic).

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Ard-Civis

Media

Prize

Award

(Germany)

(Muhammad’s daughters). -

Three “White Raven” for Library Judgend Munich.

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Two Edebé Prize.

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National Award for Children’s Literature, awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Spain.

She has three sons. She lives in Sant Feliu de Llobregat.

Summary. The Witches War is composed of: The wolf clan, The ice desert and The Odi’s curse. A world of legends, clans war, life and blood. Prophecies foretell the chosen proclamation. Witches hid for centuries, Eternity in exchange for young blood. The moment has arrived: the War is about to begin. Surviving to initation isn’t easy. Mother O reigned for centuries in the world in which humans and magic coexist in peace. But the fights of her daughters Od and Om and her close death makes that she hid Power Sceptre in the Center of the Earth until one arrival is chosen. The stars foretell one arrival now. Odish and Omar fight for Power Sceptre. Sceptre of destruction for Odish and scepter of darkness for Omar.

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Mother O prophecy And one day chosen one arrive, Om’s descendent. She will have fire in her hair, Wings, scales in her skin, A howl in her throat And death in her retina. She will ride the Sun And she will brandish the moon. And will begin the War, Cruel and fierce, The Witches War.

Principal prophecies and treatise. Oma’s Prophecy http://www.laguerradelasbrujas.com/website1/mi_prof_oma.asp Tama’s Prophecy http://www.laguerradelasbrujas.com/website1/mi_prof_tama.asp Trébora’s Prophecy http://www.laguerradelasbrujas.com/website1/mi_prof_trebora.asp Om’s Prophecy http://www.laguerradelasbrujas.com/website1/mi_prof_om.asp Dols’s Treatise http://www.laguerradelasbrujas.com/website1/mi_prof_tratadodols.asp

Characters: Anaíd She’s fourteen years old but she looks like one of nine. She get dressed with the first clothes than she takes. Everyday she stands her schoolmates taunt. When her grandmother died, she remained alone with her mother but she went missing one year later and Anaíd finds out a big secret thet changed her life. Is her mother really whom she thinks she might be? Selene She is Anaíd’s mother and Démeter’s daughter. She never was discreet and now she’s even less. In her past there is an unknown time. Her mother and matriarchs are only people that know what happened in that time.

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Démeter Anaíd’s grandmother and Selene’s mother. She never understood her daughter’s behavior. She dedicated to Anaíd’s education. For her position in the community her death caused a strong impression. After her death she tried to help Anaíd and guide her on the right way. Criselda Démeter’s sister. She came to help Anaíd when Selene went missing. As soon as she arrived home she realized Anaíd’s embarrassment and her angry. What is behind that apparently clumsy person? Karen Selene’s best friend and Anaíd’s doctor. She ignored Selene’s past and when she went missing she started to question her intentions. Helena She’s librarian in Urt and she’s one of Selene’s best friend. She’s more kind and she’s capable for draw up anything for her children. She has seven children and all of them are boys. Other boy got her pregnant. When she was young an oracle told her that she never conceive a girl. Is is true? Gaia Anaíd’s teacher. She thinks that Selene is a narcissist that only likes being the center of attention. Roc He’s the oldest child of Helena and two years older than Anaíd. Anaíd loves him but he behaves like any other schoolmate. Valeria Sicilian is Selene’s best friend. She tries to teach Anaíd all that she knowa. She is a biologist and is the only person that ca n imagine the truth of the propheciy and her protagonist. Clodia Valeria’s daughter. She has the same age as Anaíd. She hates Anaíd. Sarmik She’s an inuit that she out on a long journey to accomplish her mission. Cristine Olav This enigmatic foreign appears in the worst moment of Anaíd’s life and she cares for her. But Anaíd ignores who she really is.

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Gunnar Who is this handsome foreigner with Icelandic accent that Selene never talks about to Anaíd? The Countess This character who supports Elizabeth Báthory Countness’ legend, this powerful woman hides in the darkness of Dull World. She wants the Power Sceptre of mother O more than anything else. Baalat This powerful Phoenician was condemned by the Deads to stay in his world throughout all eternity. But one prophecy saved her from her destiny. She tried to kill Anaíd. Salma She is at the service of the Countess and to his regret she has to respect her orders.

My personal opinion about this trilogy.

I really like this trilogy because it’s really enjoyable and because it blends reality with legends,

Quotes.

- Teño medo. - É natural. O poder produce vértixe [The wolf clan, page 394]

- Parece unha postal. Unha postal conxelada. - Shhhhhhhiiiiii. - Todo iso branco… non será neve? - Pois claro que é neve! Que vai ser? - Que horror! Tanta neve e tan cerca! - É preciosa. Fíxate como resplandece. Pechou a fiestra tremendo de frío e encarouse con Anaíd. - Agora entendo por que a túa nai está tan ben conservada. A esta temperatura…, calquera! [The ice desert, page 10]

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En xeral, os homes non queren sabelotodo acerca das mulleres; prefiren crer que son como eles as imaxinan. É por iso polo que as mulleres os engañan.

... - Estás buscando escusas. Ti utilizaches a Gunnar para fuxir das Omar. - Iso non é certo. Eu fuxin das Omar para estar con Gunnar, que é moi diferente. [The ice desert, page 215]

El grito de Anaíd desgarró los oídos de Criselda y Elena y deshizo el encantamiento. Las dos mujeres abrieron los ojos con incredulidad y sus cuerdas vocales pudieron proferir sonidos articulados. -¿Ya lo sabe? –preguntó Elena… [The Odi’s curse, page 274]

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Bibliography Books: Carranza, Maite. O clan da loba. Polígono de Pocomaco: Ed. Rodeira, 2008 Carranza, Maite. O deserto do xeo. Polígono de Pocomaco: Ed. Rodeira, 2009 Carranza, Maite. La maldición de Odi. Paseo de San Juan Bosco 62: Edebé, 2007 Information resources: Edebé 2005-2007. La Guerra de las Brujas [on line]. February, 2013 <http://www.laguerradelasbrujas.com/>

“Maite Carranza” [on line]. Wikipedia. 16/02/2013. [Date of query: 18/02/2013] <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maite_Carranza>

Images: 1. Majecarmu “El ritual de la luna” [on line]. Majecarmu. 14/08/2012. [Date of query: 28/02/2013] <http://majecarmu.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/el-ritual-de-laluna.html>

2. EniGrint “Palabras envenenadas” [on line]. A través del espejo. 6/11/2012. [Date of query: 28/02/2013] <http://xatravesdelespejox.blogspot.com.es/2012/11/resenapalabras-envenenadas-de-maite.html>

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