The magic and suspense of Graceling meet the political intrigue and unrest of Game of Thrones in this riveting fantasy debut.
Your greatest enemy isn't what you fight, but what you fear.
Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.
Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that's been laid upon him.
But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth's witch hunting past--if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she's thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.
Virginia Boecker weaves a riveting tale of magic, betrayal, and sacrifice in this unforgettable fantasy debut.
I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this one from The Novl -- whoo hoo!
I'd been hearing about it for awhile, so I was really excited for the chance to finally dig in. Happily, I was not disappointed! I really enjoyed this book. The non-stop action had me turning the pages rapidly, along with the anticipation of how the final inevitable showdown was going to happen. Boecker did a fantastic job creating and depicting this world -- I was fully immersed and found myself lost in it as I was reading. Elizabeth had to make some hard choices in the story, and I liked that though she was understandably resistant to believing so many new ideas at first, she was able to think look at them and think rationally about them. Her beliefs came to be founded on what she experienced as true, not just what she was told.
And John can heal me any day!
The Witch Hunter comes out June 2nd, so be sure to scoop it up when you can.