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The Witchling Grows Up (Family Pendragon Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Mary Moriarty
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Dylan Pendragon is not what she appears to be. She looks like a twenty something, hippy, new-age follower… When in fact she is a ninety year old witchling from one of the oldest families connected with witch craft.
She has yet to get any powers so to speak. But she is destined to be the most powerful witch of them all…
And she is a virgin.
Justice is a seven thousand years old Vampire. He is the oldest friend to his former king of their kind, Cormac O’ Heachthanna. There are three things that vampires love. Blood, fighting and sex and not necessarily in that order. Justice lost his wife about six thousand years ago so he has devoted his life to keeping man kind safe… and he has had no sex in that many years.
The Dark One has one thing on his mind. Capture Dylan Pendragon and take what he thinks is his… her virginity and her power which will blossom like a rose once she is taken. He will do anything to get her and that power or die trying.
In the course of one night under a full moon two become connected and set into motion events that can’t be stopped that will ultimately bring victory for some or one and the rest will be cast into a void less underworld.
Can Justice show Dylan he wants to protect her without touching her? Will he listen to his heart where love that has been dormant for so long is waiting to be released.
Will Dylan allow Justice to protect her so she can figure out how to get her powers and be strong enough to fight the Dark One? Or will she fall and be the sacrifice that the Dark One intends her to be.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting August 1, 2014
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The Witchling Grows Up Mary Moriarty
The Prologue reads like a short story all n it's self and I was absolutely enthralled as I read about this large powerful family made up of a demi-god and witches with great powers, Two amazing children, a boy 12 yrs older than his sister and the life they had for centuries until a new baby girl is born......and all hell breaks loose! .......And so it begins......
Will is left to raise his niece Rose with the help of cousins Emma & Molly and Molly's Mother, his Aunt Sadie. There is also a pack of cats and hounds ( familiars) which they can communicate with. So , Will moves everyone to London Town where he just bought a home. The first of many properties purchased over the years as his fortunes grew. He never settled down, but spent these passing years bent on revenge against those responsable for the loss of his mother & sister the night Rose was born. Now Rose is grown and she too give birth to a baby girl. Her name is Dylan. And as Will chanted his blessing over the baby, stardust fell from the ceiling, a whirlwind came and in it a dragon! Though no larger than a crow he will watch over Dylan all her life to make sure the darkness never overtakes her. The dragon tells them that Dylan is the one foretold who will bring all creatures together. I just love Tan, the little dragon, he has such fierce loyalty throughout this story and I couldn't help but laugh at some of his antics...So Dylan, is not a normal witch, she is immortal. She has a special mark ( like her mother did ).....By the time she is 90, she still looks like 20 yrs old! Right? How cool is that? But it's not all sunshine & roses, something very dark, very evil is brewing somewhere and it has it's sights set on Dylan and the unequaled power she will come into at her "time".
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spellbinding! August 7, 2014
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The Pendragon Family: steadfast warriors and gifted witches. Perhaps the greatest witch of all, Dylan, just does not realize it yet. You see, it seems she will receive the majority of her powers, when (even though she has reached adult status decades ago) she "becomes a woman". Awesome, right? Not so fast. You see, The Dark One has set his sights on her and her powers. Now, before you get all hand wringy, she does have help on her side, including a dragon, a wolfhound, and, oh yeah, a hot babe of a vampire named Justice who has been celibate for <gasp> 5000 years! Only The Goddess knows for sure what will happen. This book will definitely have you biting your fingernails and have you hanging on the edge of your seat!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A spell binding start to a new series. July 31, 2014
By Renee
Format:Kindle Edition
I was gifted this book by the author.

The Witchling Grows Up is a lead-in novella for a new series by Mary Moriarty and chronicles a brief history of the Pendragon family of witches and how they become connected with the O'Heachthanna vampire clan from her My Beloved Vampire series. The beginning of the story details the lineage of the witch, Dylan Pendragon, back to her great grandparents and leading up to how she came to the notice of Justice, one of the O’Heachthanna (My Beloved Vampire series) clans oldest, most loyal, and fiercest warriors.

The story picks up in present day as Justice arrives at Dylan’s home in Glastonbury Tor, Britian. He has been charged with Dylan’s protection from the ‘Dark One’ by the Goddess, who has also promised Dylan to Justice as his mate, thus uniting the vampires and the witches. Dylan is already being watched and protected by a cacophony of familiars who have been with her family for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Included in the menagerie is a fierce little dragon who has been charged with her protection from her birth and takes his job very seriously. Tan is a feisty little, fire breathing creature who sits upon her shoulder, follows her everywhere she goes, and does not care one tiny bit for Justice, which makes for some very lively dialogue between the two. The gist of the story is that the ‘Dark One’ must capture Dylan and rob her of her virginity in order to steal all of her powers and become nearly invincible. Justice will need to rescue her before the damage is done or Dylan will be lost forever in the underworld.

This book has captured my interest from page one, and has me anxiously waiting for the next book. Ms. Moriarty’s writing is imaginative, her characters are strong, yet vulnerable, and her storylines flow seamlessly, one into the other. This one gives us a bit more background into the world of vampires and witches and I cannot wait to read more.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not my normal genre, but wait! August 8, 2014
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This is a story about a witch named Dylan and a vampire named Justice. I am normally not into vampire type of books, but this isn’t that type of story. The prologue sucked me in right away as we learn about Dylan’s ancestors and the dangers they face as witches. Dylan grows up and takes on her own business at a tea parlor and B&B - a place I wish I could visit! Dylan is protected by many animals as well as a dragon. Another protector of hers, is Justice. Moriarty presents wonderful, vivid descriptions of the setting and characters, as well as building suspense when a strange couple comes to stay at the B&B. Dylan and Justice both sense that this couple is Dylan’s dark enemy. This is a very well written book that put me in the mood for autumn, which is my favorite season. Even though this is not my normal genre to read, I find myself wanting to read the next installment in this series! Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
👌😘can not wait for the next book really want to see what ventures they find on the way to Dylan hope you enjoyed this one as much as I have
Published 4 months ago by Michele Carll
5.0 out of 5 stars great warriors & powerful witches & the vampires they become ...
The Witchling is basically the story of the Pendragons: great warriors & powerful witches & the vampires they become connected with O'Heachthanna. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Elizabeth A Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars A non-stop read.
I love this book. Justice & Dylan have a love to last through time. The history of the Pendragon's will leave you a little heartbroken for the past but with a feeling of hope for... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh please . . .
Sorry, but any story that leaves the fate of the world resting on a girl's virginity leaves a lot to be desired. Read more
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