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The Witch of Tophet County

The Witch of Tophet County

Book 1

By: J. H. Schiller

Performed by: Soneela Nankani

Released: January 09, 2024

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 12 hr, 53 min

The last witch on Earth takes on interdimensional invaders, tentacled overlords, and office politics in this fun, funny, and fast-paced urban fantasy series.
The witch of Tophet County has three primary preoccupations: Kentucky bourbon, Amish romance novels . . . and protecting her true identity from the chthonic monsters who rule humanity with an iron tentacle.
Despite her best efforts to get fired, the witch is trapped in a draconian, century-long contract that condemns her to work for the Archons of the Nether Realms in the banal misery of county government. But when she accidentally pleases her many-armed overlords, the Dread Lord of Human Resources curses her with an unwanted promotion. And it involves meetings.
As she enters a new bureaucratic hellscape, the witch is assigned to lead a task force investigating recent attacks on senior Archons. Fortunately, her boss has offered her a deal: if she solves the case, they’ll knock fifteen years off her sentence. And if that doesn’t work out, well, she just might have to find a way to help take down the tentaclarchy—or else be doomed to permanent civil servitude . . .
Filled with quick-witted banter, hilariously relatable office politics, and fantastically original characters, The Witch of Tophet County is Lovecraft meets Parks and Recreation—an explosive start to a new series guaranteed to have you glued to your seat until the very last page.
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“[The Witch of Tophet County] explores zany situations with a large cast of strange characters, effectively playing off the concept of an office in a fantasy realm.” —Kirkus Reviews



J. H. Schiller

J. H. Schiller writes satirical stories about tentacled eldritch monsters and the horrors of bureaucracy. In an earlier incarnation, she earned a graduate degree in international affairs and spent more than a decade working for the federal government in Washington, DC. Schiller has since escaped to Ohio, where she writes full-time. Subscribe to her newsletter at



Soneela Nankani

Having been raised by immigrant parents and grown up traveling all over the world (spending the most time in India, Ghana, Brazil and Morocco), Soneela has developed a deep multicultural appreciation, a love of storytelling and a facility with languages and dialects. Paired with her MFA in Acting, this has led to over 300 titles across many genres (including Young Adult, Romance, Sci-Fi and Fantasy), 18 Earphone awards, multiple Audie nominations and a Golden Voice Lifetime Achievement Award from AudioFile magazine over her 13-year voiceover career. When not in the booth, you can find Soneela playing card games with her kids, trying out new recipes, or attempting to solve today’s Wordle.