The Witch and the Christian

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17th Century or Earlier

M. Benjamin Woodall

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In 17th Century Salem Village, the decade before the Salem Witch Trials, there is an uneasy truce between the Puritan Christians and the Blood Witches. A Puritan girl turning sixteen falls for a boy Witch. She learns, but the Salem Magistrates do not, that there can be good (Green) Witches.


Young Adult,Historical Fiction,Romance,Fantasy

Short Summary

Story begins some years since a war between the witches and the Christians with Indians (historically, King Philip's War). Clarity, turning 16, hates the Witches for killing her sister in that war. The Indians have mediated a truce, but upon the hanging of a Witch, the truce is broken.

The story appears to be headed for a tragedy like Romeo and Juliet, where Victor (the Witch love interest) appears to have died. But then, just before Clarity is to poison herself because of the loss, Victor's Indian friend gets to her to tell her he is sleeping (sleeping potion), so they can escape


17th Century Salem, MA

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Twist,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Clarity Putnam

Age: 15 turning 16

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Victor

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Leader,Romantic,Outspoken,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Jacob

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Narcisstic,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Jacob

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Narcisstic,Educated,Power Hungry

Development Pitch

About The Author

M. Benjamin Woodall is the author of the YA fantasy book series Raiders of the Dawn as well as other books for both young adult and adult readers. Mr. Woodall has also worked as film producer, writer, and script consultant on past low-budget films, two of which are credited on

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: smashwords and Amazon

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available