Sweep is a series of young adult fantasy novels written by Cate Tiernan, the first of which, Book a coven called Cirrus. During this circle, Morgan discovers that she is a “blood witch”: a person who is naturally born with magical powers. Blood Witch is the 3rd book in the Sweep series. Blood Witch was first published on April 23, Morgan has found her mother’s Wiccan tools, and her relationship with Cal is strong. Everything seems perfect. Except that Cal’s half brother, Hunter, is stalking.
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Sweep Released as Wicca in the UK and Ireland is a series of young adult fantasy novels written by Cate Tiernanthe first of which, Book of Shadowswas published in The series follows a teenage girl, Morgan Rowlands, who discovers she is the descendant of a long line of witches, and possesses powerful magic of her own.
Morgan Rowlands is a high school student living in the picturesque town of Widow’s Vale. Morgan is an ordinary girl who lives an ordinary life. However, her life becomes unsettled upon meeting Cal Blaire. During the party, Cal reveals his Wiccan origins by inviting his peers to join him in a circle to celebrate Mabon, one of the Wiccan Sabbaths.
Feelings of discomfort and surprise cause many of the guests to leave, but Bree and Morgan decide to stay for the circle. From that moment on, Morgan begins showing a knack for Witchcraft, which sparks Cal’s interest. Later, as the Samhain gathering comes to a close, Cal and his friends form a coven called Cirrus.
During this circle, Morgan discovers that she is a “blood witch”: Upon learning that she is a blood witch, Morgan concludes that her parents are blood witches and confronts them.
However, after her parents deny being witches, this leads Morgan to find out that she was adopted. She runs out of the house in a fierce rage finding comfort with Cal. From then on, Cal with Morgan’s relationship develops.
Cal tells Blooe they were meant to be together. He says he loves her, the rift between Morgan and Bree grows, and Morgan goes on a quest to find her origins.
Due to Cal and Morgan’s relationship, Bree and Raven, members of Cirrus, announce their leaving of the coven to a different coven which is headed by Sky Eventide. Morgan, in the end, meets Sky along with Hunter Niall. Morgan immediately feels extremely wary around Hunter and Sky upon meeting them. While trying to get away from them, Morgan accidentally stumbles upon Selene’s cae library, where she finds her mother’s Book of Shadows.
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Flustered from seeing Sky and Hunter in Cal’s home, Morgan, wanting to get away from them, leaves the room and discovers a door hidden in the hallway. When entering the room, Morgan realizes that it is Selene’s study. While glimpsing the thousands of books that mark the walls, Morgan becomes taken over by a sensation. Unconsciously, she pulls out a book with no title. Flipping through the pages she realizes that what she held was her mother’s Book of Shadows. Amidst her overwhelming emotions, Cal and his mother, Selene Belltower, enter, perplexed about how she was able to enter the secret room.
At first feeling guilty, but seeing the Book of Shadows is rightfully hers, Morgan confidently opposes Selene, and without any conflict Selene gives the book to Morgan.
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From this point on Cal’s respect and feelings begin to grow for Morgan. Tensions rise and things start to become unclear as little bits and pieces of information arise.
Morgan finds her birth mother’s bliod beneath their old house in Meshomah Falls, by scrying in the fire she sees her birth mother Maeve Riordan pointing under the house, so she drives there with her best friend Robbie to retrieve it.
Further tensions erupt on Morgan’s birthday during her time with Cal when Hunter arrives.
Cal and Hunter break into an argument which ends up becoming a chase. Hunter announces his reason for being there which is to fulfill his duty as Seeker. Cal runs into the woods with Hunter following behind and Morgan following. Hunter and Cal then fight, resulting to the event of Hunter placing a braigh – a spelled chain meant to hurt witches – on Cal so that he is helpless. Cal begs Morgan to save him, so Morgan throws the athame that Cal gave her for her birthday at Hunter, sending him over the edge of the cliff and into the river.
Cal then by “solving” the problem sets the place Morgan is inside on fire. Morgan is trapped and willed to face the same death of her mother. Or until Morgan’s friends Robbie and Bree crash through the door saving Morgan. In Dark Magick Morgan was betrayed by the first boy she ever loved Cal. Now Morgan must attempt to get on with her life.
Morgan begins to study with Hunter, and slowly begins to realize her feelings for him. But dark magick seems to be surrounding them and someone close is to blame.
Hunter and Morgan slowly start to get closer throughout the book. Hunter suspects that the dark magick is being used by David Redstone, owner of Practical Magick, and Morgan’s friend. Morgan does everything she can to try and prove it was not him, but in the end, Hunter is right.
Kithic and Cirrus merge and Morgan becomes aware of her feelings for Hunter. Throughout the book Morgan and Hunter’s relationship develop with an occasional mishap. The two later find out that the severed brake lines and the sawed posts were the workings of Cal when he admits it upon their meeting at the old Methodist cemetery.
Hunter and Cal at the cemetery prepare to fight when Morgan binds them with a spell. Keeping the binding spell on the two of them, she forces Hunter into her car and drives to Hunter’s house where she releases him.
If things couldn’t get worse, Mary K. Morgan and Hunter go to Selene’s and Cal’s old house to battle it out with her. Just as Selene’s magic was about to hit Morgan, Cal appears and steps in front of the dark magick, sacrificing himself for Morgan and ultimately proving to her that he had indeed renounced his mother’s beliefs and that he really did love her.
Selene falls to the ground, grieving over her son’s dead body. While her guard is down, Hunter attempts to put the braigh around her wrists, but she is automatically enveloped by the darkness within her, causing the braigh to corrode. Just when all seems lost, the darkness exits her body, and the physical strain kills Selene. They leave the house, along with Mary K.
Sky and another person, seemingly a member of the International Council of Witches, then arrive at the house and take Cal and Selene’s body away. Morgan is undecided as to her feelings for Hunter. Morgan has a dream about a ritual sacrifice. The Witches Council thinks that it is a vision of the future.
They suspect that it is a vision of an illegal sacrifice by a Woodbane coven, Amyranth, to obtain power. It is suspected that the sacrifice may in fact be a child of one of Amyranth’s members. The council sends Hunter to New York, the place where the coven is suspected to operate, to investigate.
Morgan goes with Hunter; however, she also wishes to discover more about her birth parents, something which can only be done in New York.
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At the invitation of Bree, they stay at the apartment of Bree’s father. Robbie, Sky and Raven come along for the ride.
At a New York disco they meet Killian who turns out to be Ciaran’s son. It is then believed that Killian is the target of the Amyranth sacrifice. Ciaran meets Morgan in a shop about witchcraft, and he decides to sacrifice her. He sets a trap for her to tiernna her powers, but when he finds out Morgan is his daughter he helps Hunter to stop the ritual before it is too late.
Although her mother has renounced evil, her father is “the Wiccan version of Hitler. Morgan has broken up with Hunter and has found out that Ciaran is her true birth father, making Killian her half-brother. The council of witches sends Eoife, an elderly witch, to Morgan to ask her for her assistance for the rescue of the Starlocket coven, which the International Council of Witches thinks the mysterious dark wave will strike next.
Morgan has to get close to Killian to get closer to Ciaran so she called Killian to Widow’s Vale and asked him to contact Ciaran. She feels apprehensive and hesitant about facing Ciaran, but at the same time, has a strange urge to hug him since she has finally found her true father.
She refuses to hug the same man that killed her mother Maeve Riordan and Angus, her lover, however. Near the end of the book, she shape shifts into a wolf, with Ciaran, and learns his true name, which can control him. Morgan is faced with a choice between the people she loves and the powerful and seemingly dark magick her father can teach her.
Morgan gets back together with Hunter, and during a family dinner with Hunter, Mary K finally finds out the truth about what Selene had done to her, and how Selene and Cal died. To make things worse, strange occurrences begin to happen in Morgan’s presence. Books begin flying and light bulbs explode, and no one seems to know the cause – thus attributing the tirnan to Morgan. Morgan’s school grades begin to slip and she finds herself having difficulty finding a balance between her school work and a life of Wicca.
She is grounded because of it, meaning she cannot go to a circle. At the end, Sky leaves. The tenth book in the Sweep series is not from Morgan’s point of view. Instead the book is in Hunter’s point of view. Hunter was in a search for his parents who have been missing since Hunter was a child. Hunter receives information about the whereabouts of his parents, which inevitably lead him to Canada.
There he finds his father, Daniel Niall, and discovers that his mother died catr before Yule, when he was training Morgan. Hunter soon discovers that his father is talking to his mother who is dead using a Bith Dearc which is the hiernan of what is considered to be a form of dark magick, against the wishes of Hunter’s mother.
Hunter must attempt to stop his father from doing this, while investigating a witch by the name of Justine Courceau, a witch ditch the true names of other witches, on the order of the International Council of Witches. He ends up kissing her, and then is faced with the fact that he has to tell Morgan about it.
Rose MacEwan is a Woodbane ancestor of Morgan and is the first person to have created a Dark Wave a powerful piece of dark magick which can destroy entire covens.
The story bllood written from Rose’s point of view and follows her story as she falls in love, has her heart broken, and turns to dark magic as a means of revenge eventually creating the first Dark Wave, not actually realizing what she was doing at the time.
This book switches perspectives between Morgan and Caye Soto, who discovers that she is a half-witch with significant power. Morgan, Hunter, Daniel Niall and Alisa join forces to combat a Dark Wave which is heading for them and will destroy themselves and their friends and families. Daniel discovers a way to counteract the dark wave, however any full witch would die in the process.