Witch Hunter

Finished Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker.  I received a copy from the publisher for review.

Summary (from Goodreads):

The magic and suspense of Graceling meet the political intrigue and unrest of Game of Thrones in this riveting fantasy debut.

Your greatest enemy isn’t what you fight, but what you fear.

Elizabeth Grey is one of the king’s best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she’s accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.

Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that’s been laid upon him.

But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth’s witch hunting past–if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she’s thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.

Virginia Boecker weaves a riveting tale of magic, betrayal, and sacrifice in this unforgettable fantasy debut.”

Oh, you guys, this book.  It’s incredibly smart and fun but also just a really great book.  I had all these theories about what was going to happen, and I had a 0% success rate.  This is the only time that makes me happy. :)

I love Elizabeth and the fact that she’s a witch hunter who ends up becoming friends or at least allies with a group of witches and wizards and a pirate.  And I can’t talk too much about it, because there is a lot going on here, but it’s an amazing book.

The best thing? Apparently this is the first book in a series (or at least a trilogy; I’m not sure).  I can’t wait to learn what happens next, though!



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