She was seen with fear and accused of practising black magic, but she was a good witch: she seeked love and good for everyone and wasn’t capable of doing any harm. She was surrounded by magpies, who protected and accompanied her day and night — they were her familiars and guardians. No one with bad intentions could get near her without suffering the wrath of these otherwise calm birds.

Digital illustration made with Krita, designed to work as a book cover. This is how it would look after playing around a bit with text: