I picked up Witches of Lychford when one of the many book deal sites I subscribe to indicated it was on sale. I had read two previous Paul Cornell books and loved them. Witches of Lychford continued the trend.
Lychford is a small village which is in the process of passing a local ordinance that would allow a superstore to not only build at the village limits. It will bring jobs, the villagers are told by the corporation. Actually it will destroy the boundaries between worlds that Lychford has protected for generations beyond count. The job of making sure the boundaries are protected was always done by the Witches of Lychord but times being what they are, modern, there is only one witch left in Lychford and everyone just views her as the eccentric villager. If Judith is going to protect not only Lychford but the world itself, she needs to find some back up witches quickly.
Paul Cornell never disappoints me. His characters are always normal with somewhat bizarre twists that makes them seem like members of my family. The story never lags. At 144 pages, this was a quick and enjoyable read. I am planning on picked up The Lost Child of Lychford (Lychford #2) when my budget allows.