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Book Review: Darkwitch Rising, by Sara Douglas (2010).

Darkwitch Rising is the third book to the Troy Game series, and is a complete โ€œgame changerโ€ no-pun intended. With the birth of Jane and Wayland as brother and sister (Genvissa and Asterion reborn), and the others spread out over England, and still across the seas in Normandy, the game has had to act out of its own volition to ensure things continue to go as has been planned.

In this book we find that all of the characters are fully aware of their last lives, unlike this books predecessor, there are no characters still struggling to figure out what is really set out around them. They are all born fully aware of where they must go and what they must do, and work they way across land and sea to see it done.

My liking for Noah/Caela/Cornelia has definitely diminished, I think more likely due to the characters obvious change and growth that takes away most that I had admired. To take that place is strangely Asterion. The character when learn much about in this book than at any other time, gives the reader a sense that perhaps he really isnโ€™t as bad as they had first thought. I feel that the growth of this character and the changes in beliefs has obviously occurred. So much so that I actually tend to feel sorry for him at different areas of the book.

Overall I did enjoy this book of historical mythology mixed just so as to tell the tale of a likely few that have been caught up in a game and wonโ€™t be renounced until after the game is completed. I recommend this book to all who are interested in fantasy fiction, as well as the historical mythology genre. I give this book a rating of 8/10 stars.

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Reading Suggestions: The Heart of Stone, by Ben Galley (2017).

War and danger in a fantasy setting. Absolutely fantastic. Definitely something to check out ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘Œ ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ“š

Book Synopsis

Merciless. Murderer. Monster. He has been called many names in his time.

Built for war and nothing else, he has witnessed every shade of violence humans know, and he has wrought his own masterpieces with their colours. He cared once, perhaps, but far too long ago. He is bound to his task, dead to the chaos he wreaks for his masters.

Now, he has a new master to serve and a new war to endure. In the far reaches of the Realm, Hartlund tears itself in two over coin and crown. This time he will fight for a boy king and a general bent on victory.

Beneath it all he longs for change. For something to surprise him. For an end to this cycle of warfare.

Every fighter has a last fight. Even one made of stone.

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Book Recommendations: Witches for Hire, by Sam Argent (2016).

This looks like something worth taking a look at. Since when does one hire Witches? ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŒš๐Ÿ’ฆ๐ŸŽƒ

Book Synopsis

All recovering drug addict and witch Jeremy Ragsdale wants is to shamble on to the next job without any disasters. Instead, the temp agency saddles him with a fellow witch who hates him, an Amazon one violent outburst away from deportation, and a knight from another world as his boss. Even worse, their jack-of-all-trades magic business stumbles upon a conspiracy to kill Desmond the Great, Atlantaโ€™s sexy star magician. Jeremy must prevent it without letting his colleagues know that he not only has ties to the energy vampires behind the plot, but that his past misdeeds might have instigated the attacks. 

Despite Jeremy sporting a suit and tie like a good witch, his lies snowball to bite him in the ass. The lack of trust brewing between him and his teammates could cost Desmond his life and Jeremy his progress on the straight and narrow path if his secrets are revealed. Because no matter how much Jeremy has reformed, thereโ€™s still enough bad witch in him to kill anyone who messes with him or the people he cares about.

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