The Calamity of a Reborn Witch

by Vera Anne Wolf

Warning This fiction contains:
  • Gore
  • Profanity
  • Sexual Content
  • Traumatising content

**WARNING: The following story contains DARK, TRAUMATIZING elements that may not be appropriate for young viewers or those who struggle from traumatizing events. If you're not good with mature content, regardless of your age, this story is not for you. You have been warned. 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. **


Previously titled: A Maiden's Frozen Heart.

An Isekai, Fantasy Regency, Thriller with Witches, Gods, and plenty of Drama and Betrayal.

{Book 1: A Den of Wolves} 

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

After a gruesome death, Carina was reborn in Lafeara as Lady Maura, the unwanted “half-blood” of an impoverished noble family. The previous Lady Maura was publicly executed as part of a conspiracy to conceal the murder of Queen Eleanora.

With Maura’s memories to guide her, Carina prepares to follow her predecessor’s path into the palace as part of the Selection to become Crown Princess Eleanora’s lady-in-waiting. Her meticulous years of planning and preparation to ensure her survival, fulfill Maura’s revenge, and avert the oncoming Calamity will require every ounce of courage, cunning, and intellect she can muster.

Because Carina has more than one secret which she can not reveal—her true identity among them—but even more treacherous is her frozen heart and the ice magic that comes with it.

After all, they still burn witches in Lafeara.

{Book 2: A Coven of Crows} 

The problem with changing the past is that the future changes with it.

Although Carina survived the Selection and earned a place in the palace beside the Crown Princess, her battle to change the future and protect Lady Hana, the future Queen’s favored lady-in-waiting, is far from over.

As Carina becomes further entwined in the hidden witch covens of Lafeara, their history and magic unravel a dangerous secret long forgotten by most. It is not just Maura’s memories that threaten to shift the balance of Carina’s carefully laid plains but her own forgotten past as well.

And the more mysteries Carina uncovers, the fewer allies she finds standing on her side. Everyone wants something, but the most dangerous players in this game of mortals and witches are the gods themselves, who have their own sordid plans for Carina’s frozen heart.

{Book 3: A Plague of Witches} 

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Chapter Name Release Date
[B1] Prologue: The End of the Beginning ago
[B1] Chapter 1: The Masks of Society ago
[B1] Chapter 2: Run Rabbit Run ago
[B1] Chapter 3: Less Than Human ago
[B1] Chapter 4: The Stench of Gossip ago
[B1] Chapter 5: A Manor of Malice ago
[B1] Chapter 6: The Taste of Poverty ago
[B1] Chapter 7: The Stain of Misfortune ago
[B1] Chapter 8: A Brush of Deception ago
[B1] Chapter 9: A Taste for Poison ago
[B1] Chapter 10: A Touch of Cruelty ago
[B1] Chapter 11: The Shadows of Lovers ago
[B1] Chapter 12: The Poison of Royalty ago
[B1] Chapter 13: The Scorpion of Vetrayna ago
[B1] Chapter 14: History Cautions Ambition ago
[B1] Chapter 15: Foxes hunt the Rabbit ago
[B1] Chapter 16: A Battle of Queens ago
[B1] Chapter 17: A Dash of Violence ago
[B1] Chapter 18: A Skulk of Beasts ago
[B1] Chapter 19: Deal with a Ghoul ago
[B1] Chapter 20: Dance with the Devil ago
[B1] Chapter 21: A Merciless Dawn ago
[B1] Chapter 22: Trail of a Witch ago
[B1] Chapter 23: The Winds of Change ago
[B1] Chapter 24: A Blindfold of Pride ago
[B1] Chapter 25: The Weight of Prejudice ago
[B1] Chapter 26: A Theater of Cruelty ago
[B1] Chapter 27: The Justice of Beasts ago
[B1] Chapter 28: The Value of Virtue ago
[B1] Chapter 29: A Nest of Secrets ago
[B1] Chapter 30: The Game of Nobility ago
[B1] Chapter 31: A Prison of Hope ago
[B1] Chapter 32: A Den of Wolves ago
[B1] Chapter 33: The Thorns of Nobility ago
[B1] Chapter 34: Pride of the Fallen ago
[B1] Chapter 35: Shadow of the Scorpion ago
[B1] Chapter 36: The Cost of Loyalty ago
[B1] Chapter 37: The Weight of Poverty ago
[B1] Chapter 38: A Touch of Divinity ago
[B1] Chapter 39: Shadow of the Crown ago
[B1] Chapter 40: The Bonds of Family ago
[B1] Chapter 41: A Test of Grace ago
[B1] Chapter 42: A Dance of Courage ago
[B1] Chapter 43: A Twist of Fate ago
[B1] Chapter 44: The Priest’s Witch Hunter ago
[B1] Chapter 45: A Test of Knowledge ago
[B1] Chapter 46: A Blade of Justice ago
[B1] Chapter 47: An Examination of Truth ago
[B1] Chapter 48: A Gift of Friendship ago
[B1] Chapter 49: The Lies of Faith ago
[B1] Chapter 50: The Taste of Magic ago
[B1] Chapter 51: A History of Witches ago
[B1] Chapter 52: The Scent of Suspicion ago
[B1] Chapter 53: Wolves in the Garden ago
[B1] Chapter 54: The Queen of Wolves ago
[B1] Chapter 55: The Corruption of Paradise ago
[B1] Chapter 56: The Winds of Sorrow ago
[B1] Chapter 57: The Final Challenge Begins ago
[B1] Chapter 58: A Banquet of Wolves ago
[B1] Chapter 59: A Gala of Discord ago
[B1] Chapter 60: A Glimmer of Magic ago
[B1] Chapter 61: The Fortune of Fools ago
[B1] Chapter 62: The Claws of Guilt ago
[B1] Chapter 63: Weight of the Dead ago
[B1] Chapter 64: The Chill of Death ago
[B1] Chapter 65: A Garden of Secrets ago
[B1] Chapter 66: A Test of Loyalty ago
[B1] Chapter 67: Chosen by the Scorpion ago
[B1] Chapter 68: An Oath of Loyalty ago
[B1] Chapter 69: A Mother's Love ago
[B1] Chapter 70: The Treachery of History ago
[B1] Chapter 71: The Color of Desire ago
[B1] Chapter 72: The Shackles of Pride ago
[B1] Chapter 73: The Shadow of Grief ago
[B1] Chapter 74: The Solace of Friendship ago
[B1] Chapter 75: Scent of a Witch ago
[B1] Chapter 76: Secrets of a Lady ago
[B1] Chapter 77: A Matter of Trust ago
[B1] Chapter 78: The Color of Betrayal ago
[B1] Chapter 79: A Shadow of Deception ago
[B1] Chapter 80: A Brotherhood of Sorrow ago
[B1] Chapter 81: A Vendetta of Power ago
[B1] Chapter 82: A Clash of Wills ago
[B1] Chapter 83: A Lover's Cursed Fate ago
[B1] Chapter 84: A Broken Family Affair ago
[B1] Chapter 85: An Unholy Reckoning ago
[B1] Chapter 86: A Baptism of Fire ago
[B1] Chapter 87: A Pure-Blood Devil ago
[B1] Chapter 88: A Spark of Chaos ago
[B1] Chapter 89: A Trail of Destruction ago
[B1] Chapter 90: A Twist of Malice ago
[B1] Chapter 91: A Storm of Crows ago
[B1] Chapter 92: A Sanctuary of Sin ago
[B1] Chapter 93: A Feast of Crows ago
[B1] Chapter 94: The Rot of Power ago
[B1] Chapter 95: A Crown of Vengeance ago
[B1] Chapter 96: An Official Death Notice ago
[B1] Chapter 97: The Absence of Grief ago
[B1] Chapter 98: The Wings of Fate ago
[B1] Chapter 99: A Crown of Crows ago
[B1] Chapter 100: A Specter of Betrayal ago
[B1] Chapter 101: A Treacherous Path Forward ago
[B1] Chapter 102: The Beginning of the End { Part 1 } ago
[B1] Chapter 103: The Beginning of the End { Part 2 } ago
[B1] Epilogue: The Pope of Zarus ago
Interlude Part I: The Disgraced Prince ago
Interlude II: Mask of the Ghoul ago
Interlude III: The Betrayed Prince ago
Interlude Part IV: Goddess of Destruction ago
Special Interlude V: The Crow and the Earl ago
Story Art Work: CoRW - Book 1 & Book 2 (to come) ago
[B2] Prologue: A Husk of Mortality ago
[B2] Chapter 1: The Fragrance of Sorrow ago
[B2] Chapter 2: The Fate of Sisters ago
[B2] Chapter 3: The Sting of Gossip ago
[B2] Chapter 4: Roses at a Funeral ago
[B2] Chapter 5: Tortured and Twisted Grief ago
[B2] Chapter 6: A Whisper of Malice ago
[B2] Chapter 7: The Weight of Guilt ago
[B2] Chapter 8: The Shadow of Valor ago
[B2] Chapter 9: The Ties of Blood ago
[B2] Chapter 10: The Mark of a Master ago
[B2] Chapter 11: A Blade of Secrets ago
[B2] Chapter 12: A Trade of Secrets ago
[B2] Chapter 13: The Color of Fear ago
[B2] Chapter 14: Prince of the Desert ago
[B2] Chapter 15: The Bloodlines of Covens ago
[B2] Chapter 16: The Shackles of Power ago
[B2] Chapter 17: The Ripper’s Smile ago
[B2] Chapter 18: Shadow of the Witch Hunters ago
[B2] Chapter 19: A Lady of Mystery ago
[B2] Chapter 20: The Divide of Power ago
[B2] Chapter 21: A Bog of Poison ago
[B2] Chapter 22: The Sounds of Discord ago
[B2] Chapter 23: A Prick of Cunning ago
[B2] Chapter 24: A Breach of Trust ago
[B2] Chapter 25: A Trace of Poison ago
[B2] Chapter 26: The Scent of Violence ago
[B2] Chapter 27: A Play of Power ago
[B2] Chapter 28: The Guilt of Providence ago
[B2] Chapter 29: A Breath of Deception ago
[B2] Chapter 30: The Labyrinth of Anthraticus ago
[B2] Chapter 31: Daughter of Frost ago
[B2] Chapter 32: The Price of Immortality ago
[B2] Chapter 33: A Dangerous Deviation ago
[B2] Chapter 34: The Politics of Marriage ago
[B2] Chapter 35: A Wave of Ambition ago
[B2] Chapter 36: A Prison of Fear ago
[B2] Chapter 37: The Web of Politics ago
[B2] Chapter 38: The Peril of Gossip ago
[B2] Chapter 39: The Scent of Manipulation ago
[B2] Chapter 40: A Mark of Enmity ago
[B2] Chapter 41: The Taste of Emptiness ago
[B2] Chapter 42: A Menu for Disaster ago
[B2] Chapter 43: The Weight of Dawn ago
[B2] Chapter 44: A Wrinkle of Truth ago
[B2] Chapter 45: A Testament of Humanity ago
[B2] Chapter 46: A Questionable Alliance ago
[B2] Chapter 47: The Spoils of Matrimony ago
[B2] Chapter 48: The Fate of a Queen ago
[B2] Chapter 49: The Fragrance of Treachery ago
[B2] Chapter 50: The Prodigal Son Returns ago
[B2] Chapter 51: The Spice of Discord ago
[B2] Chapter 52: A Conflict of Interests ago
[B2] Chapter 53: The Fangs of Winter ago
[B2] Chapter 54: The Consequences of Fate ago
[B2] Chapter 55: The Unveiled Truth ago
[B2] Chapter 56: The Path of Failure ago
[B2] Chapter 57: A Channel of Power ago
[B2] Chapter 58: A Vision of Ghosts ago
[B2] Chapter 59: The Trouble with Twins ago
[B2] Chapter 60: The Arrival at Dawn ago
Interlude VI: Predators of the Desert ago
[B2] Chapter 61: A Peddler of Betrayal ago
[B2] Chapter 62: The Gift of Family ago
[B2] Chapter 63: The Art of Seduction ago
[B2] Chapter 64: A Banquet in Red ago
[B2] Chapter 65: A Shiver of Dread ago
[B2] Chapter 66: A Dance of Assassins ago
[B2] Chapter 67: The Promise of a Reckoning ago
[B2] Chapter 68: The Pendulum of Power ago
[B2] Chapter 69: The Discomfort of Diplomacy ago
[B2] Chapter 70 {Part 1}: The Poetry of Cannibals ago
[B2] Chapter 70 {Part 2}: A Servant of Chaos ago
[B2] Chapter 71: The Rose of Lafeara ago
[B2] Chapter 72: A Stage of Fools ago
[B2] Chapter 73: A Scene of Tragedy ago
[B2] Chapter 74: The Face of Death ago

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A Properly done Victorian Isekai

Reviewed at: Chapter 11: The Shadows of Lovers

This one is well recommended. Let me get that out right off the bat.

The prose is fantastic. Grammar and delivery are flawless. The plot is compelling enough for anyone to hunger for more, even if they aren't a fan of isekais in general. The pacing is just right and the worldbuilding is fed/detailed in the perfect manner. Characters are vibrant, diverse, and well written.

The highlight of this story is definitely the protagonist. She has a good head atop her shoulders and knows how to use the resources in her backyard to climb up the ladder. A bit of mysterious supernatural effect surrounds her throughout, maybe as a result of her soul being transmigrated to a magical fantasy realm that seems to build a foundation for a much larger premise.

Definitely a good read for people who love the fantasy genre, and worth a shot even if your preferences lay otherwise.


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.


I love reading well told stories, which is why I am thoroughly enjoying this gem. You can tell the author takes great care in properly setting up each scene and just letting the story flow organically. The dialogue and pacing is on point and keeps me engaged. This isn't even my genre but due to its quality I can't help but to enjoy it so far. 

While it is a part of the somewhat overcrowded isekai genre it really doesn't rely on it. Even though this isn't too heavy on the action there are plenty of heart pounding moments in it so I recommend giving it a shot if you were apprehensive about reading it. The story feels so grounded with it's dialogue and pacing that it really feels like it's a step ahead of the pack. From what I read I found no grammatical errors and the core characters are well thought out and distinct from a one another. This is the kind of material that deserves to be published. Well done.

Origin, The Creator

Overall (5/5): This story drew me in. I started looking for mistakes and really didn't find any. This had me sitting on the edge of my seat. This is hard to do, as I have very high standards and am a very picky reader. I have never before created a review, and I felt that I had to for this story. I'm on chapter eight currently, and will update my review as the story progresses on, and I am so invested in this story that taking the time to write this review feels like I'm not spending time reading. Anyway, on to the meat of things.

Style (5/5): The prose in this story amazes me. I don't want to spoil anything, but you write in such a captivating way that I aspire to match. Hell, even just half of your skill and fluidity would put me a leg up on a lot of writers here. *Hottake* Everything is so well done and your writing allowed me to imagine scenes with acute clarity.

Grammar (5/5): Very, very few mistakes grammar-wise. And trust me, I was looking for them. I wanted to be able to find anything to give constructive feedback on.

Story (5/5): Wow, just wow. I stopped at chapter two for several days because I was so afraid of what was going to develop. You set up the family perfectly, showed the dynamic well, and really did the transition into the new world flawlessly. I am so tired of seeing truck-kun. I was not expecting it in the slightest, and that was a breath of fresh air. The current developments have me very, very excited to continue reading. 

Character (5/5): There wasn't a single character that didn't have a very distinct character. The dynamics and interactions are very well done. I am super excited to see what Maura (Carina) does in the future and how things develop further. She seems very well thought out and the fluid exposition for the reader to understand what had made sense from the prologue to chapter one... Exquisite. 

In Conclusion: The intro sucked me in, the seamless transition kept me around, and the characters had me immersed. The story is the tool that keeps the characters off balance and is the enabling factor that allows the characters to act, react, and develop. This story makes me happy to read, inspires me to do better myself, and has me super looking forward to more content. As the title of this review says: This work is publishable- thank you for sharing your work with us!


I never really write reviews, it doesnt come naturally for me. However I felt it was my duty as a ready to give it a try so here goes: the author have spent an incredibly amount of time creating believable characters and an incredible world, which we only have gotten a glimpse of. That being said, this story is not for everyone. The political aspect is dominating so far, so if you espect huge fights and simple motivations then you will be disapointed. Another thing is the cruelty. This is a cruel and callous world and the bad stuff bever get described on screen, it does happen. 

I do however love how every character is flawed in some way and how they interact. The MC is clever in a believable way, not because the plot demands it. That makes her decisions very organic and believable and it never felt like the author was bragging about how clever the mc is. Another thing is i actually love having a female MC in a world where society doesnt make it easy to be so; there are struggles im unused to witnessing and I enjoy that. That being said, while almost all the men are asholes in some way or other, the same is true for the women. This isnt some social warrior story, where all women are saints and are fighting the patriacity. The main antagonist is a woman and we get to see plenty of bad women throughout. They all want something and maybe because most of them so far are nobility, they have a cruel streak to them.

Its all plots within plots and how to survive, not by the strenght of the mc's arm or some OP broken magic a god bestowed, but how far ahead she can look in the future and how well she is able to dance in the wolfes den, with enemies ready to tear her to pieces and allies only helping her cause they want something.

This a lot of rambling and I apologise for any bad grammar. English is my second language and i only have a phone to write on.

BTI Penner

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.


A story you won't regret losing sleep for.

Reviewed at: Chapter 39: Shadow of the Crown

First, to the cons:

A few grammar slips...yep, that's pretty much it.

1. No one is dumb - Too often you come across stories where in order to show how capable or smart the MC is they make the rest dumb in comparison. This doesn't happen here and when someone does do something stupid there is a clear reason why.

2. Balance in the sexes - This is a highly patriarchal society. The author has done a great job of showing that while there are good men. They are not good by our standards.

3. Romance - Almost 40 chapters in and the Mc, while having met multiple POSSIBLE romantic interests; there is, for now, no clear winner. This is good because it means that for now, all the men in there now aren't just there to show how good the main male lead is in comparison.

There are other good points but are you still reading? Since I'm pretty sure I'll just keep praising it.


Your typical YA fantasy novel and the baseline RoyalRoad story have a baby

Reviewed at: Chapter 38: A Touch of Divinity

 This story feels more YA, but there are identifiers that pin it as a webserial (e.g. reincarnation with memories). As someone who has read a lot of YA in the past, it does feel more 'fresh' compared to other YA works due to these identifiers. However, having read many web serials at this point, I can confidently say it doesn't bring anything new to the table. However, it still manages to feel fresh because it's such a unique recipe despite having familiar components. 

The story isn't polished yet, but it is more than readable--something I can't say for most YA stories. This next quality is hard for me to describe, for those who don't read YA, but the characters are distinctly YA. While I can't properly quantify that, they are decently written characters (minus her siblings). The main character is such a character; she is a capable female protagonist, who does not play the damsel while being told repeatedly how bad ass she is. 


The first chapter of the story is worth thousands more words than what it has. It starts off mundane and tame, then savagely grabs you and spirals you downward into a pit of dark and mature themes that eventually tosses the MC Carina into a new world. It captivated me with the epitome of "0-100". 

Style: Omniscient third-person styled story telling, which I'm glad for. I typically dislike reading 1st person narratives because I don't want to self insert, but watch the MC's life from beyond if that makes sense.


The pacing is excellent, and the exposition is delivered in modesty. If I wanted to find something that bothered me, I'd likely have to search for it with high attention to detail. 

I'm not about to kill my enjoyment for that. 5/5.


Story: A woman reincarnated into a different world with superpowers. Typical prose, but delivered differently on such a level that it stands out prominently from any other Isekai I've read. (I get asked to do a lot of reviews for isekai, and I don't even like isekai usually. However, I enjoyed reading this one because it felt more original and creative). 

It's clear the author put a lot of care into her world and doesn't rely on tropes or gimmicks to carry the plot. Nor does she throw in unnecessary darkness and edge for shock value. All of the scenes of less than savory nature (such as Ivy's whipping) are tastefully done and believable. Well executed.

Grammar: 5/5. This should be automatic. I don't recall a single error that wasn't fixed before I even clicked read. 

Characters: I'm a firm believer that characters carry a plot. It doesn't matter how good the plot might be, if the characters are boring or one dimensional, the story sucks.

That isn't an issue here. What we have here, is a dysfunctional band of misfit, pompous jackasses that Carina has to deal with in order to survive, and it's well executed. It tells you a lot about how woman were treated in the old days. There's also a lot of shit talking (Lincoln's tongue is 🔥) and it's tastefully done as well. The characters will entice you. 

Overall, highly recommend this story to those with a taste for originality. 


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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.