a romantic dark fantasy written by Victoria Randall.
is an orphan turned wizard planning on exacting revenge from the town that
caused him too much pain. For years, and with the help of his loyal servant, he
gathers the ingredients for the most powerful spell of destruction except for
the last one that belongs to an exceptionally beautiful witch, the Witchstone
is a dark, chilling and suspenseful book about power, revenge, vanity, loyalty,
love and self-redemption. Though the book lacks the conversational tone of the
author’s most recent
books, it is still an easy read. Scenes and scenery are vividly
described while the dialogues between the male and female protagonists, though
traditional, sound charming and sweet.
author created well-developed and quite relatable characters and it has been
difficult for me to choose my favorite between the loyal dwarf Orog and the
reclusive wizard Fenrulf. While the former is ultimately faithful and loyal to
his master which is indeed an admirable quality, I found the latter’s
unyielding determination laudable and his seeming indifference endearing.
Finally, though I prefer a more conclusive denouement, I found the ending of
the book not at all surprising.
the best part of the story, for me, is the depiction of self-redemption, what I
like most about the book is the unpredictability. It yields that frustrating
feeling one gets from failing to guess what would happen next.
is a great book and I enjoyed it immensely. However, I found some loose ends
and unanswered questions which left a, somehow, nagging feeling.
to Victoria Randall (@Entlover27) on such an amazing book. For more
books by the author, click HERE.