- File Size: 1630 KB
- Print Length: 412 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Goldport Press (April 4, 2014)
- Publication Date: April 4, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JHNZXZS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #273,011 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
|Print List Price:||$21.99|
Save $17.00 (77%)
Witchfinder (Magical Empires Book 1) Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
|Length: 412 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Matchbook Price: $0.00
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
- Similar books to Witchfinder (Magical Empires Book 1)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
The story moves quickly with characters that are likeable and believable. The storyline is interesting with a nice blend of romance and action. You can definitely see the influence of the regency romance time of Sarah's past here. She blended it well.
The story starts in a regency type of world. A modern USA woman with magical powers was transported to this world and was being blackmailed by the baddie to spy on the hero. Here is where I have a problem with reviews. I enjoyed it, but to tell you more, would ruin your joy in reading the book.
I will tell you that this is not a book with sex scenes in it. In fact, I think the worst word used with was s***. So if you are looking for a book that has that in it, this is not it.
I would highly recommend this book. It is a solid fantasy story. I would love another story in this universe.
I'm not saying this book is bad or poorly written... it isn't. The story line is well done (the interlocking magical worlds is a neat idea), the characters are well written, the overall writing is well done and the editing is professional. And I did, for the most part, enjoy reading it.
But, at least for me, there's something missing, something flat that I can't quite put my finger on. Perhaps it's because, after finishing the book, I have the feeling that the characters are cut from cardboard. Or perhaps it's because so much of the plot seems improbable even within the world Ms. Hoyt built... I don't know (shrugging...) I just know it left me feeling a bit empty and with no intention of buying the next one.
Full disclosure: For reasons unbeknownst to me, Sarah Hoyt sent me an "eArc" of "Witchfinder." Lest I be accused of posting a "bought-and-paid-for" review, please note that I have purchased my very own "Kindle" copy!
A couple of small points: The use of the term "Fairyland" struck me as being a bit too light a term for what is shown to be a rather grim realm. "Faerie" might have worked better to my ear, but that's really a matter of style. I'll also note that "Fairyland" becomes much less noticeable as one goes along. And I noted "Seraphim" as being plural for a single person's name; that seeming miscue (it isn't) is quite nicely finessed, indeed.
All the preceding are minor points, really.
Ms Hoyt has succeeded quite well in delineating the characters, and in finding interesting (to say the least) situations into which to drop them. The tribulations of being half-elven, while perhaps not totally original, c.f., Elron Half-Elven in Tolikien's LOTR, are quite inventive. The idea that everything comes with an associated cost strikes me as being an excellent device, e.g., Gabriel gives up being part-human, and Nel gives up her home for duty (and later severely bends that duty by ... [buy the book]).
The ending and resolution of all the threads may be criticized by some as being rushed, but I don't think so. The tension is built all through the story by events taking place quite close togeter, and seemingly, closer together as time went on. The relatively breakneck conclusion seemed to me to be quite appropriate.
As a totally unreconstructed romantic, a TUR -- I like stories with happy endings -- I was delighted with how and where everybody ended up. The good guys won, the bad guys got their just comeuppance, and the world was -- more or less -- put right.(But you knew I'm a TUR, right?)
I'm a long-time fan of Georgette Heyer, so I particularly enjoyed a minor character, the dandified but efficient Mr. Blythe, who I took to be a most excellent homage to Heyer. More of him, too, please. I hope.
I eagerly await the sequel.
I am hoping that I've found another steady author. I am a strong reader and constantly seem to run out of stories to read.
Most recent customer reviews
It took a while for me to read this book. Nothing against the author - in fact, I've read other stories by her and enjoyed...Read more
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
- Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Historical
- Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Historical
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery