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The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter Book 1) Kindle Edition
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It is about a witch hunter who has been called Hunter, though this is no his true name; his name is George. He is a 7th generation witch hunter which makes him powerful, witty, and sharp-edged to a witch and their influences. He is hardcore, staying away from emotions, though he still has them. He is human after all but shrouds his in his work. He protects a girl, Sophie, in the begin of the book but she will come back to haunt him. She ends up wanting to become a witch hunter. She is a strong willed girl and is not going to take no for answer. Though he doesn't like the idea much, he puts in a good word and she is being trained by his old trainer, Brian.
Brian is a long-standing which hunter, one of the elders, which is blessing and a curse. He is set in his ways, and comes off rough but makes no excuses. Brian is killed but Sophie survived. There's something about her I didn’t like from the very beginning but that is something I will not dub into. They find the location of a group of witches, teaming up with a couple other which hunters—one of which, rubs Hunter the wrong way. One of the witches is killed by a gun happy idiot along with one of the witch hunters being hurt. Then they find out about The Shadow Witch about to appear again.
Trying to hide his feeling for Sophie…well that doesn’t work out so well. It is Hunter's responsibility to protect humans, keep all witch hunters around the world informed, and create attack proposals. With all this responsibility falling for some woman is just a distraction. Is that what Sophie is a distraction to catch Hunter off guard? Will the Shadow Witch continue to evade him?
K.S. Marsden’s has brought together a delightful story that is well written and keeps the reader wanting to know what will happen next. This one is a good weekend read.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
From the very first page the reader is drawn into the protagonist's situation -- you feel as if you are there rather than peering through a looking glass into another's world. Page by page afterward, you begin to realize the situation is more complex than what it appears to be and while the novel indeed bears a fast-paced theme, one has to take the time to understand what is going on to fully appreciate the tidbits of information, as well as interaction, going in between the unique characters featured in the novel. James, by far, has proven to be my favorite individual in the book itself.
The well-directed challenge to morality, perception, and authority left me enthusiastic as to what was coming towards the end of the story, but just when you believe you know what will happen, you are proven wrong by the author's sudden, surprising twists. Hopefully a sequel will be written soon to continue on the story of the protagonist and antagonist's conflicted relationship together because it raises a great many theories as to what will truly happen.
Well-Written Piece: Five Stars.
Fast-Paced Feel: Four Stars.
Attention-Grabbing Scenarios: Six Stars.
Random, Sudden-Smiling Bits of Humor: Four Stars.
James in his Halloween Outfit, three-years running. *snicker*
It was intense in places and funny in others Can't go wrong with this series. A different look at Witches and Warlocks.
As an American reader, I had no trouble understanding the vernacular from the author's locale, and thought it fit well with the setting of the story. Some might find that a turn-off, but I found it blending well with the story and how it was told. Overall, I enjoyed the book, and from what I have seen in this first book, I expect future books in the series to be even better.
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