Mei-Wan was born into a family steeped in witchcraft. Her father, Mr Ha-Wu, always has his nose buried in books about sorcery. But Mei-Wan is just like any other teenager, her thoughts confined to exams, having fun with her friends and the latest object of her affections. She is distinctly not interested in the family history and her father’s esoteric research.
But just as her final exams are drawing to a close, she begins to see and hear things. Is she going mad? But after talking to her father and her Taoist-trained headmaster, she comes to a most shocking conclusion: she is beginning to wake up to her own magical powers! A most unusual occurrence for a girl of her age.
In order to prevent a disaster of mega proportions, Mr Ha-Wu decides to try to harness and guide his daughter’s newly developing powers. But she is soon performing beyond her father’s capabilities, not only communicating with ghosts, but learning tricks such as transcending space and time and mediating in disputes between tree spirits. Then, one day, her time travel goes wrong and she ends up going back to 1636, where she becomes witness to a mysterious event in her ancestral village…
Witch Way is the first in a series of novels which take witchcraft as its central theme. Badai rewrites ancient legends and folklore in a fluent and confident prose, mixing tension, adventure and tradition in a thoroughly modern way.