I have something a little different for you all today, my review of Y.A fantasy novel, Nature of the Witch by Helen T. Norwood. I was gripped to this one!
Here’s the blurb …
Many years ago, magic prevailed in Britain. It was a time when chosen women followed a path forged by Mother Nature herself; a time of witchcraft, of the brotherhood of the Gwithiaz and of the terrifying Creatures.
This has all passed from memory a long time ago. But now, magic has returned. Kiera is the first witch the world has seen in centuries, while Jack must learn the ways of the Gwithiaz. They must not only master their crafts, but also overcome their differences and work together if they are to survive the dark enemy that lurks in the shadows.
In the rugged Cornish landscape where it first began, the two face the dreaded Kasadow: an ancient evil that has awakened and is ready to destroy them, and their magic, once and for all.
My thoughts …
I have to admit that this book isn’t my usual genre but the blurb really intrigued me and I’m glad that I gave it a go.
Jack is a bit of a loner. Growing up in care means he has no family ties and is more than content being alone and working for himself. A bit of a recluse, until one night, he meets a man who knows more about him than he should.
His life is turned upside down overnight and the ensuing plot is well-thought-out and gripping.
Set against the beautiful backdrop of Cornwall, Nature of the Witch brings back the witches and wizards of legends and as two young strangers are brought together under the most bizarre circumstances, they must learn to deal with a whole host of things they could only dream of before. And they must do this before evil prevails. I really took to these characters; even though they are completely different, they worked so well together and I can see a bright future for the pairing.
Witty, smart, and intelligent, Nature of the Witch had me devouring the pages and I was impressed with the author’s yarn spinning ability – I wasn’t expecting the twists and turns she threw in along the way! Brilliant!
All in all a cracking read and hopefully the start of a series I can really get stuck in to.
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My thanks to the author and Rachel over at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on to the tour.
About the author …
Helen lives in the UK with her husband, two children and one diva-like cat called Tiger. Helen, like many others, was captivated in her childhood by books from the likes of Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton and any books which took her to new worlds and showed her places of magic and mystery. She has enjoyed writing and creating her own magical worlds from a young age. She is currently writing the second book in the ‘Nature of the Witch’ trilogy which will be out soon.