I've heard of this author before but this is the first book of hers I've read. Even though it's the second in a series it worked very well as a standalone and I wasn't left guessing or confused about the world or the characters. And on the strength of this amazing book I'm now reading the first book in the series and have put all Ms Spurrier's books firmly in my To Read pile.
Aleida is the current Blackbone witch of the series and Elodie, or Dee, is her apprentice witch. They meet in the first book but in 'Daughter of Lies and Ruin' they are on a journey. Aleida is all about not drawing attention to themselves to keep themselves safe but Dee is soft-hearted and wants to help anyone in trouble that they meet and they meet a lot of people in trouble. Helping people does not help them keep a low profile and on their journey they confront many dangers and bandits and beasts from another realm that have been magicked into their world. When they discover that someone is trying to work powerful magic to bring a hell beast into their world - a being that will wreak incredible damage and which may ultimately destroy their world - they have to get involved and help stop it if they can. But are their magic skills strong enough to stop it and will they survive their attempts or is the hell beast too much for them?
The writing in this book is exquisite, the story is compelling, and the characters come alive at Ms Spurrier's deft hand. The book combines mythological elements with a powerful and moving storyline that kept me guessing until the last word. This is one of those books that I wish I'd read before Christmas so I could give it out as a Christmas present but there is always next Christmas. You know what you're getting in your stockings peeps!
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1117 KB
- Print Length: 352 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1460756347
- Publisher: Voyager (1 October 2019)
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07Q914SCT
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 8 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #103,970 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)