author: Amber Argyle
series: Witch Song #1
published: 20 July 2011
publisher: Starling Publishing
genre(s): fantasy, romance
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The Witch Hunters have come for Brusenna, for she is the last. All the others have been captured by the Dark Witch. And without their magical songs to control nature, the world is dying.
Though young and untrained, Brusenna must succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the Dark Witch. Fight her. Defeat her. If Brusenna fails, there will be nothing left to save—for the Witches, for mankind, or for the young Guardian who has committed his life to protecting hers.
Witch Song is an amazing read that I couldn’t put down! I was swept into Brusenna’s world and lived her story right along with her. The author created a world filled with action, characters to love and to hate, and a story line that is intriguing. It is truly the tale of the battle between good and evil, with all the gray areas in between that make the story so interesting. There was very much an “epic saga” feel to this book, the quest to thwart evil and save the world.
There was so much for me to love about this book! The author did an amazing job building a world that I could see in my mind’s eye, a great foundation for an engaging story. In a lot of ways, Brusenna’s coming into her own was a bit of a coming of age story. Her life had been sheltered and reclusive and watching her blossom throughout the story was heart warming. I loved so many of the characters, some human and some who were not. Joshen is a fabulous counterpart to Brusenna, and Pogg was hilarious and sweet! I loved the unusual names; they truly fit the story and the theme of it. I also appreciated the author’s writing style, blending the “telling” of the story with the “showing” of it. I also loved all the magical, “earthy” themes and references that added an air of authenticity to the story while using those things in creative ways. For example, the nature aspect of the witches was shown in the use of seed belts for fighting and defense.
Fabulous book, fabulous way to escape reality! I am looking forward to the next book, Witch Born!