Sunday, March 16, 2014

Review: Witchfall

Witchfall by Victoria Lamb

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Meg Lytton knows she isn’t safe. After her aunt is burned as a witch and she is expectantly cleared as one, she is able to become a companion to the Princess Elizabeth. It is 1555 in Tudor England and Queen Mary is actively encouraging the Spanish Inquisition within England. Meg is having dreams about her own death and the fate of those near her. Although she wishes to keep her powers hidden, she must trust those closest to her in order to discover her full strength. Can she keep her secret betrothal from those around her? Can she avoid her fate found in her dreams? Why does the witchfinder Marcus Dent despise her so much?

Witchfall is the second book in the Tudor Witch Trilogy, but if the reader is like myself they can jump into the series with this book. Lamb referenced events from the first book repeatedly, but they did not impair the flow and enjoyment of this book. Witchfall includes magick, romance, adventure and intrigue all rolled into a story during a popular historical time period. Whether the reader has read many Tudor England books may affect their enjoyment. I love that time period and truly enjoyed this book, but I can’t say for certain if a reader new to this time period would have the same enjoyment. I will be going back and reading the first book before the third books is released later this year.

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