The Calamity of a Reborn Witch

by Vera Anne Wolf

Original ONGOING Drama Fantasy Psychological Tragedy Female Lead Grimdark High Fantasy Magic Portal Fantasy / Isekai Reincarnation Ruling Class Secret Identity Strategy Strong Lead
Warning This fiction contains:
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Previously titled: A Maiden's Frozen Heart.

**WARNING: The following story contains DARK, TRAUMATIZING elements that may not be appropriate for young viewers or those who struggle from traumatizing events. I am including this warning because a lot of people bail out around chapter 20 and slap this story with a low star rating just because of this. If you're not good with mature content, regardless of your age, this story is not for you. You have been warned. Please stop punishing the writer and this story for being what it is. It's nowhere near as bad as GOT but it has dark shit. Again, you have been WARNED. Plenty of other less dark webnovels to safely read. **

**Additional Warning: A minimal amount of LGBT content is included in this story. There is no TAG for this so I'm including it here. If that makes you uncomfortable, go ahead and give it a pass. **

What if you knew the future? But what if that future was not yours?


Sixteen-year-old Lady Maura is the unwanted “half-blood” of an impoverished noble family in Lafeara. More than anything in the world, Maura just wants to survive, but the number of secrets she carries threaten her life at every turn. For one, her real name is Carina, and she’s not originally from this world.


Carina was reborn in Lafeara with a frozen heart that makes her immune to physical pain while granting her the power of ice magic. To survive, she must use Maura’s memories to protect herself from the Turnbell family, hunt down the assassin named Ghost, and change her future.


But all her plans begin to unravel when Carina is forced to use her magic to kill.


Now a priest and his witch hunter are on her trail. And as more bodies pile up and the future continues to change beyond her control, Carina can only pray that her identity as a witch remains a secret.


After all, they still burn witches in Lafeara.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Prologue: The End of the Beginning ago
Story Art Work: CoRW - Book 1 & Book 2 (to come) ago
Chapter 1: The Masks of Society ago
Chapter 2: Run Rabbit Run ago
Chapter 3: Less Than Human ago
Chapter 4: The Stench of Gossip ago
Chapter 5: A Manor of Malice ago
Chapter 6: The Taste of Poverty ago
Chapter 7: The Stain of Misfortune ago
Chapter 8: A Brush of Deception ago
Chapter 9: A Taste for Poison ago
Chapter 10: A Touch of Cruelty ago
Chapter 11: The Shadows of Lovers ago
Chapter 12: The Poison of Royalty ago
Chapter 13: The Scorpion of Vetrayna ago
Chapter 14: History Cautions Ambition ago
Chapter 15: Foxes hunt the Rabbit ago
Chapter 16: A Battle of Queens ago
Chapter 17: A Dash of Violence ago
Chapter 18: A Skulk of Beasts ago
Chapter 19: Deal with a Ghoul ago
Chapter 20: Dance with the Devil ago
Chapter 21: A Merciless Dawn ago
Chapter 22: Trail of a Witch ago
Chapter 23: The Winds of Change ago
Chapter 24: A Blindfold of Pride ago
Chapter 25: The Weight of Prejudice ago
Chapter 26: A Theater of Cruelty ago
Chapter 27: The Justice of Beasts ago
Chapter 28: The Value of Virtue ago
Chapter 29: A Nest of Secrets ago
Chapter 30: The Game of Nobility ago
Chapter 31: A Prison of Hope ago
Chapter 32: A Den of Wolves ago
Chapter 33: The Thorns of Nobility ago
Chapter 34: Pride of the Fallen ago
Chapter 35: Shadow of the Scorpion ago
Chapter 36: The Cost of Loyalty ago
Chapter 37: The Weight of Poverty ago
Chapter 38: A Touch of Divinity ago
Chapter 39: Shadow of the Crown ago
Chapter 40: The Bonds of Family ago
Chapter 41: A Test of Grace ago
Chapter 42: A Dance of Courage ago
Chapter 43: A Twist of Fate ago
Chapter 44: The Priest’s Witch Hunter ago
Chapter 45: A Test of Knowledge ago
Chapter 46: A Blade of Justice ago
Chapter 47: An Examination of Truth ago
Chapter 48: A Gift of Friendship ago
Chapter 49: The Lies of Faith ago
Chapter 50: The Taste of Magic ago
Chapter 51: A History of Witches ago
Chapter 52: The Scent of Suspicion ago
Chapter 53: Wolves in the Garden ago
Chapter 54: The Queen of Wolves ago
Chapter 55: The Corruption of Paradise ago
Chapter 56: The Winds of Sorrow ago
Chapter 57: The Final Challenge Begins ago
Chapter 58: A Banquet of Wolves ago
Chapter 59: A Gala of Discord ago
Chapter 60: A Glimmer of Magic ago
Chapter 61: The Fortune of Fools ago
Chapter 62: The Claws of Guilt ago
Chapter 63: Weight of the Dead ago
Chapter 64: The Chill of Death ago
Chapter 65: A Garden of Secrets ago
Chapter 66: A Test of Loyalty ago
Chapter 67: Chosen by the Scorpion ago
Chapter 68: An Oath of Loyalty ago
Chapter 69: A Mother's Love ago
Chapter 70: The Treachery of History ago
Chapter 71: The Color of Desire ago
Chapter 72: The Shackles of Pride ago
Chapter 73: The Shadow of Grief ago
Chapter 74: The Solace of Friendship ago
Chapter 75: Scent of a Witch ago
Chapter 76: Secrets of a Lady ago
Chapter 77: A Matter of Trust ago
Chapter 78: The Color of Betrayal ago
Chapter 79: A Shadow of Deception ago
Chapter 80: A Brotherhood of Sorrow ago
Chapter 81: A Vendetta of Power ago
Chapter 82: A Clash of Wills ago
Chapter 83: A Lover's Cursed Fate ago
Chapter 84: A Broken Family Affair ago
Chapter 85: An Unholy Reckoning ago
Chapter 86: A Baptism of Fire ago
Chapter 87: A Pure-Blood Devil ago
Chapter 88: A Spark of Chaos ago
Chapter 89: A Trail of Destruction ago
Chapter 90: A Twist of Malice ago
Chapter 91: A Storm of Crows ago
Chapter 92: A Sanctuary of Sin ago
Chapter 93: A Feast of Crows ago
Chapter 94: The Rot of Power ago
Chapter 95: A Crown of Vengeance ago

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A man walks into a candy shop. He approaches the owner and asks to be served a salad. The owner, flaberghasted, replies that they only have candy. I hate sugar, and I hate candy! The man replies. How does a candy shop owner respond to this type of criticism?

Read the first chapter, then determine whether you like candy or not. Don't be that man who walks into a candy shop and expects something else.

And what this story offers is a treat to behold. I have yet to encounter a true political fantasy on this site until now. It takes a mature and witty hand to craft a story such as this. In true poli-fantasy fashion there are real stakes at play. No fade-to-black or esoteric threats, but real consequences and depravity that curdles blood.

It's definitely not for everyone, and the core audience of web-novel readers on this site will be uncomfortable reading this. That's okay. What it does, it does well.

A common criticism I saw in the comments (and also had myself) was why the MC didn't do anything with all that wealth. While the matter is later addressed, it would have been nice to have a bit more setup. I realize her hands were tied, and she needed her family to still have a title, and she had neither the political backing or security to swing wealth around, but that needs to be addressed earlier than 40 chapters in.

It was my own introspection on story that justified her actions early on, that were later validated. Either introduce her vast wealth later, misdirect the source of her wealth, or hint at the reasonings for not using it earlier in the story.

Honestly though, the criticism is minor issue for me, but those who are used to a more straight-forward story telling approach will find themselves frustrated. Sometimes that frustrating takes the form of scathing disapproval rather than an attempt to understand the nuance of decisions not commonly found in the "isekai" genre.

All in all, I definitely liked the story quiet a bit. I look forward to what's to come.

soundsofhysteria
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A Polished Story That Will Take Royal Road By Storm

Reviewed at: Chapter 5: A Manor of Malice

This author does this type of story right. They make the dialogue interesting, they make the exposition tell a story without it being much of an info dump, and I feel that Vera has put a lot of passion into this story and it shows. 

I could go into why I gave 5 stars practically across the board, but it'd be redundant. Basically, most parts of this story are perfect. The characters all have their pros and cons, and their motives (whether they're prevalent to the plot or simply serve for characterization) are realistic and drive reader sympathy. That, on its own, is the reason I think this story is going to take RR by storm!

I marked down style because the author uses adverbs to strengthen her dialogue tags. While this doesn't weaken the actions or tone of the story, I do feel that a quick reread later on will remove a few here and there that aren't needed. Emphasis, the author uses adverbs correctly, just more than I would have hoped!

All in all, this is a phenomenal fantasy story that really grips the reader, whether they're a novice fantasy reader or have been through it all. There will be something for each type of reader in this story, it will be difficult to not like! :)

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I just love this story. It is well written. Grammar and style are, the story is really amazing and the main characters are all lovely. This is a really great story. I can't wait to see how Carina shows her family how much better she is.

Bookman
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A Book not a Web novel and thats a rare gem on RR.

Reviewed at: Chapter 89: A Trail of Destruction

First i rate the avarge novel here 2,5 stars.
Only a true Masterpiece gets 5 stars
Like the the lord of the rings series or the song of ice and fire etc


Now this novel here, or should i say this book series?
Becourse thats what it is.
This is not written like a Web novel but like a Book and that alone makes it a surprise on this site.
But sure a welcome one.
Its good, really well written, gritty and dark but with humor and romance as promised.
It keept me comming for more, reading until 5 am in the moring, knowing i have to go to work at 6.

The Character have all their own motives and act idipendent from the main character.
That alone deserves a praise as too many get this wrong.
I can count the one who did this right on this site with my 10 fingers.


I gave 5 stars to the wandering inn and the mother of learning.
Do i feel this story is on the same level as them?

The answer is yes. For now.
The Mother of leanring 5 star is set. Its finished and it deliverd its quallity from start to finish.
The Wandering Inn and the calmaty of the reborn Witch both have a temporary 5 star.
If they keep it up and i belive they will, then the rating is set.



I wanted to do this like i do with the storm king, waiting for a dozen chapters to gather and then binge read them.
However i cant to that.
Its just too good. Thats why i raised the rating from 4 to 5.
Its my third fiction where i check every day for new chapters.

Well done Vera Anne Wolf, very well done.

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Where to begin.  This story has all the appropriate tags, Tragedy, Grimdark, Gore, and Traumatising content.  If you overlook these, only yourself to blame; just quietly go back to your safe corner.  With that out of the way, let's move on to the review.

This is a dark story with dark themes done exceedingly well.  There are characters you will hate, and you will hate them very early on.  This isn't forced, it is natural. This is the end result of the characters living in the story's setting, doing things you would expect from a medieval era, and it's so different from our morals today it's hard not to grow to hate them.  Props to the author for this wonderful execution.

Grammar.  I've seen very few things, pointed them out and the author has fixed them.

The story itself is gripping, a delight to read even given the dark tones.  I can't help but read one chapter to the next.  It's no fairytale and should be judged for what it is, not for what you think it should be.

The style.  The descriptions of things happening are so on point without anything unnecessary that reading this story is akin to watching a movie as it plays out.

BTI Penner
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Strong Characters, Great Worldbuilding, Solid Craft

Reviewed at: Chapter 5: A Manor of Malice

Vera Anne Wolf shows she's a head above the crowd with A Maiden's Frozen Heart. She avoids the amateur pitfalls I see so many other writers fall into. Reading her work is effortless.

Maura/Carina is an illegitimate child on the wrong end of this world's privilege. While she has some fantastical powers, I still can't help but sympathize with her underdog plight.

I look forward to reading more of this well-crafted work.

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It is reincarnation novel to a world full of politics and schemes. A little dark and the MC suffer to very harsh treatment but she has her own schemes and ways to adapts so it results in a great read. 

The world build is good and is shown slowly throughout the novel, their are a lot that is not shown fully till now but it won't effect the reading in any bad way.

Most of the main characters are great and well established with few typical arrogant in the mix.

The MC is strong, clever and patient, she knows her place in the society and plots in the background. 

The author kept a great balance between dark and cleverness of the MC, hope she keeps this balance and not make it a dark novel where everything goes against the MC.

In general I really liked it so far and waiting for more.

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To say that I wasn't prepared for this masterpiece would be accurate.

Our dear protagonist's start is heart wrenching enough, but the world she borne into upon her gift of rebirth. 

Well, there are many who would have chosen the peace of oblivion instead. 

Style: Avoiding info dumps while successfully building the world, Vera, our fabulous author, avoids overusing phrases, keeping the writing from being tedious to read. 

Story: The author keeps an excellent pace, never diving too fast nor dillying too long over any part of the story. When we're given different perspectives, they're related to the primary story in a way that makes sense and enhances the core. 

Grammar: The grammar is superb and the few errors that do appear are quickly corrected.

Characters: Distressingly real. With a cast that stretches into the thirties, they're distinct and many show engaging depth within the first chapters they appear.

Well done, good author, well done. 

Gyeig
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Now here's a story I think everyone can enjoy. I stepped into this story with mild expectations, expecting something good.What I got instead was something which reads like genuine published writing: a novel with many strengths, and few flaws. 

 

This story follows one Carina moments before she is killed, and reincarnated as the bastard child of a nobleman. Very quickly after starting the story, it becomes apparant that the characters here are strong and well put together. Carina's worldview is in stark contrast to those of the noble family she's ended up in. For a webnovel, that's stellar. It's an aspect that gets forgotten about very easily. The plot, even from the start, is intriguing. It constantly left me longing to know more, and thus read more. Given that I wasn't far in yet, that's impressive. Even a lot of published books struggle with this.

 

The prose is also on the stronger side, especially compared to a lot of other books written on this site. Although it's far from perfect - there were a few stylistic choices which I didn't agree with, and the worldbuilding did drag on a bit too much at times. These are minor flaws, however, and the good in the story more than makes up for this.

 

I highly recommend anyone reading this story to give it a try. I think you'll enjoy it thoroughly.

Bored monster
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A story that skips through the awkward parts of transmigration and yet somehow still remains thrilling. Because as they say, the story's just begun.