Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Sterna reviews The Black Swan Inheritance by Marigold Dicer

Today’s review comes from team member Sterna, she blogs at https://sternakruger.wordpress.com/category/book-reviews/

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Sterna chose to read and review The Black Swan Inheritance by Marigold Dicer

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The Black Swan Inheritance – Marigold Deidre Dicer

 

A chance night out clubbing in an effort to break from her boring self-imposed prison of normal sees Anita diving head first into an unknown, strangely familiar world of werewolves, vampires and witches.  Emerging as the chosen new Black Swan, Anita tries to balance new powers, family, magic and her heart in a whirlwind adventure filled with lust, power, betrayal and friendship, with two worlds about to go to war in an age old struggle for survival.  Guided by the Black Swan Book of magic she ventures further and further into her inheritance, coming to terms with her need for explosive sex, sex that fuels and builds her power.

 

Setting of on a trip of survival with Christopher the vampire and Scott the werewolf Anita comes face to face with her raw power, strong sex appeal and the dangerous world of the “un” dead.  Strangely drawn to guilt-driven Christopher Anita starts exploring and stretching her truths on love, life and religion.

 

This journey finds Anita fumbling through lust, power, heartache and the demands and responsibilities of being the Black Swan.

Filled with steamy hot sex scenes, chilling cold blooded vampires and the raw male power of the werewolves, this is one hot, scary ride.

The eternal battle between good and evil….but which is witch then?

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The Spook’s Curse by Joseph Delaney

The Spook's Curse (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles #2)The Spook’s Curse by Joseph Delaney

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The second book in the Wardstone series sees the continuation of Tom Ward’s apprenticeship as a County Spook. With only a few months training under his belt he must tackle the most dangerous type of Boggart, a Ripper alone, while the Spook lies on his bed ill.

Although the Boggart was bound, sadly it’s victim died and Tom and the Spook head to Priestown for the funeral. There’s more than one danger in the town for the Spook and while he tries to rid the town of the dangerous Bane that lives down in the catacombs, another stalks the Spook.

The Quistor hunts witches and sees the Spook as a Warlock who sides with the Devil. Capturing the Spook means a lot to the Quisitor and when a cousin lets him down the Spook finds himself heading for a trial which will only end in death by burning.

Tom must try to rescue his master and once again he finds himself working with young Alice, can she be trusted when her relatives are the famous Pendle Witches?

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The Black Hours by Alison Williams

The Black HoursThe Black Hours by Alison Williams

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Black Hours is a book that thinks about the actual lives of ordinary people who are mixed up in a period of history that is well publicised. Set in England around 1647, a time of Civil War and strong religious times. This book looks at the famous Witch Trials.

The author has interpreted some of the documented names and facts into a thoughtful story about the horrors of the period. We meet Alice Pendle and her Grandmother Maggie, wise women of Coggeshall who have used herbs and ointments to help and heal the villagers for years. When their midwifery skills result in the unfortunate death of a mother and child, people start to whisper.

Religious fears have been stirred up in the country and Matthew Hopkins believes he has a duty to God. He must rid the earth of evil in the form of Witches. With the law behind him Matthew arrives in Coggeshall and finds a supportive Minister and Lord of the Manor. Villagers are encouraged to sign witness statements condemning Alice and Maggie.

What follows is a horrific tale of their trials and suffering at the hands of Matthew and his supporters. This tale depicts the suffering of just 2 lives. During the actual period of history in question it is believed that between 200 and 300 women were similarly accused and tried. It was a terrible time and an example of how people are easily led and manipulated by their fears.

This is a well written glimpse in to the window of history.

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Alison will be our guest author on the blog tomorrow, do come back and read more about her.

The Witch’s Storm by Neel Kay

The Witch's Storm (The Witch of Luna Hill, #2)The Witch’s Storm by Neel Kay

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is the second in the series and I haven’t read the first one. I took a chance on it, I should have read the first book in the series. Then I would have understood the storyline and connected with the characters earlier than I did. Freya must stop the witch Parmona in a final battle. Destinies have been written and many will die. There is a race to save a child Princess whom Freya has hidden away, but she has forgotten where and she has lost her magic. The book contains strong language which I felt wasn’t necessary in a piece of fantasy writing, I would have enjoyed more depth to the scenes that writing in the fantasy genre offers. The ending when the characters find themselves on a new timeline was very well written.

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