Thursday, 1 September 2011

Witch Song by Amber Argyle


The world is changing.

For thousands of years, witch song has controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons. But not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by the dark Witch, Espen.

As the last echoes of witch song fade, Espen grows stronger as winter and summer come within the space of a day. Now she’s coming for the one she missed—a shy, untrained girl of fifteen named Brusenna.

Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find Espen. Fight her. Defeat her.

Or there won’t be anything left to save.

My thoughts:

This is a world where witches do not use wands.  Instead, they sing.  I find the beginning very slow-moving but right in the middle and throughout the end, it was full of suspense and action.  

I wasn't able to connect to/with Brusenna and I feel sad about that.  I wish there were more flashbacks in the story, more thoughts that would have made me feel closer to the MC.  Her behaviour and reactions to things confused me at times.  Nevertheless, I must say that this is a creation of an extraordinary world of magic and music.

This is a story of love and loyalty.  It ended in an unexpected way which made it even more interesting.  

Amber Argyle has created an enthralling world. A unique story of witches. An impressive debut novel.  

Disclaimer:  I received an ARC of the book above from the publisher for an honest review and I was not compensated for this review.


Kittie Howard said...

Great job! I like how you said the ending was unexpected but that made the book all the more interesting!

Theresa Milstein said...

You know I love witches. I wish Amber Argyle the best!

Old Kitty said...

Yay for you honest heartfelt review! Thanks, Len! Take care

Ann said...

Very Good review Len. I like witches too. An unexpected ending that does sound interesting.

I left an award over at Inkpots n' Quills for you Len....because you are a Kreative blogger!

Michael Offutt said...

I was too old to get much enjoyment from it. But I'm able to see how a teenager could love it.

The Golden Eagle said...

Thanks for the review! :)

Talli Roland said...

Great review, Len! It sounds like a fab read, and I love the cover, too.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Wow...that cover is fantastic! Thanks for the review. :D