Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Review: WITCH HUNTER BY VIRGINIA BOEKER



Synopsis: 

The witch hunter
Elizabeth Grey may look harmless, but don't let that fool you. She can take out five necromancers with a single sword and slay a wizard at fifty paces.

Accused of witchcraft
But when she's found carrying witch's herbs, she's thrown into jail with no chance of escape. Only magic which she's fought against all her life, can save her...

Rescued by the enemy
Now, with Elizabeth's chances of survival in the very hands of those she has been trained to fight, she faces an impossible choice:

Magic or Murder?

Review: I genuinely can't remember the last time I loved a book so much I want to read the next one straight away. It was probably the first book I loved all those year ago when I was 13 that got me interested in books. Thanks to Virginia Boecker I now have a new love. 

I'm really glad to see a book about magic in the 16th century doing so well, as at the moment the thing seems to be dystopian worlds. Which I love but magical books have always been more me. 

The Witch Hunter has a classic plot, maybe Elizabeth has been fighting on the side of the wrong people her whole life. I really enjoyed watching the character realise and understand the people she's being fighting against. She even grows to love them. The story's a lovely moral (even though it's not designed to) of there being two sides to every story, and you should really get all the facts before taking a side.

The only problem I found with the book is that toward the end I found it a little bit hard to follow and had to read it twice. That might have been because I was reading it on the bus home from work though! I'm not going to go into to much detail about it because I don't want to spoil the ending for you.

I was delighted to find out that the second novel The King Slayer comes out June 2016! Safe to say that's on pre-order! 


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