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Kane's Cross: Witchfinder (Book Two in the Witchfinder Series 2) Kindle Edition
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This is truly an outstanding novel. The mix of characters is impressive and all of them play an important role. Imagine mixing witchcraft, PTSD, flint spearheads, and a mysterious doll and be able to tie up everything at the conclusion of the book. I loved the wolf dog Flint and thought he also provided many answers to Kane's questions. The journey through the garden is full of descriptions that will make one gasp...just when the reader is able to finally breathe there is another twist and turn.
All in all, most highly recommended and for multiple reasons. Excellent character development, a solid plot and a superlative ending which I didn't see coming. The book is a journey of 'soul and mind' just as Kane experiences as he progresses through the garden.
We meet the two main characters right at the beginning of the novel, when Kane, a drunken, if not alcoholic ex-servicemen, who seems to be suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, rescues Poppy, ‘a young girl’, from an assailant on the street, and they run away together down to the West Country.
Poppy saves them from impoverishment by using skills that she has learned from her own kind, whom she says are often called witches by those who live on the surface of the planet, and they head back north to Kane’s home town, where he hopes to be able to stay with one of his separated parents until he sorts himself out..
However, it seems that his dysfunctional family are also involved with witches, but on the other side. Unbeknownst to most, the Catholic Church is still carrying out a vendetta against witches, and Kane’s two younger brothers are members of that Holy Army against the Forces of Darkness. In fact, they are so fanatical that they have already murdered their older sister on suspicion of being a witch..
Meanwhile, their mother and father stand by apparently oblivious to the mayhem going on around them, or perhaps that is why they seem to be so useless as parents. Kane has inadvertently led Poppy into danger by taking her home.
The rest of the novel has Kane twisting and turning, ducking and diving, and generally going through a paranormal Hell trying to keep Poppy safe. Her own people are also attempting to do the same for all of their community.
Eventually, a solution is found – they should all begin a new life in the Promised Land overseas and they set off for it, but without Kane. He has one more task to accomplish before he can join them.
Kane’s Cross is a ‘fantasy novel’ and it can be difficult to see why some things happen in fantasy novels, because, anything can happen in a fantasy! It is perhaps the only genre in which the author is free to write literally whatever he or she likes. Ms Wixley does just that, but weaves interesting characters into a twisting plot all the while.
I enjoyed Kane’s Cross and would give it a five-star rating, if it weren’t for the quirky use of commas and the title, which does not seem relevant to the plot, but maybe I missed something. The text has definitely not been professionally edited, and would be improved greatly if it were to be.
While the storyline was clever and quite good, the book lacked editing. It almost seemed like commas were arbitrarily placed around the book, and that - along with missing commas, and in some cases, the missing letters for words - I found to be quite distracting.
I think if the author were to re-edit this book, and perhaps add a little more suspense and less emotion, this would be an awesome book.
Word Building: 4/5
Story Flow: 4/5
Picky Bitches OVERALL SCORE: 4/5
First I was given this book by the author for an honest review.
When I got the book I misunderstood the genre. I thought it was a military book it turn out to be about witches from another world and people protecting them and people trying to wipe them out.
So even though this was not my usual type of book I listened. The writing was very good. Clear descriptions of the places and the situations the people found themselves in.
There were three different groups which ended up crossing paths and a battle was won but the war continues.
I think that if you are interested in this type of book, you would enjoy it immensely. Good strong characters, good world building, and an interest in reading the next one. Thank you for the book
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I loved this book. Wixley has employed a delightful combination of elements in this adventure story.Read more