Review: The Familial Witch by Bri Clark
IN A GLANCE: Bri Clark's The Familial Witch is a very detailed story all jam packed into a novela. Every part is so detailed that I could see everything as I read each word.
Title: The Familial Witch
Author: Bri Clark
Publisher: Astraea Press
ASIN # B004LROQG2
Tour group: Bewitching Book Tours
Date Published: February 2011
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Lucien Lemione the clan leader of the feared and revered Eternals is faced with the ultimate betrayal. His second in command for two centuries has not only created the most grievous of offenses but also commissioned the creation of liquid silver. When poisoned by this toxin, an immortal suffers a fate much worse than death, frozen in an internal prison. After being wounded when found spying, he hides deep within the eerie woods that encircle the Triad Mountains. Desperate and in pain, he prays to an offended mother goddess for help. Her answer: a woman, but not just any woman. A witch.
After losing her entire coven at the hands of the Eternals, Aisleen is the last of her kind. She retreats from the world to Trinity Forest where she is giving the opportunity of a lifetime, or perhaps a test of principles. It’s there she discovers the man she heals is the Eternal that wiped out her people. Although she is bound as a healer, she could be creative in her revenge. Aisleen knows who and what Lucien his…but does not speak of it. There can be no future with Lucien for she can only be with a mortal man. Even if she wanted to be with him, can she forgive the man that caused the genocide of her people?
Lucien must act quickly for the survival of his clan is at stake. However, Aisleen’s ethereal beauty and emerald eyes keep pushing those thoughts far from his mind. Determined to find out what secret she hides, he prolongs his time with her. When his people need him most what will he choose…duty, desire, or will he make his own fate?
You can choose love but you can’t choose destiny.
I really enjoyed reading The Familial Witch mainly because of all the descriptions and the writing is done so beautifully. This Novella had all the right descriptions in all the right places with out going to far and putting to much in the story.
I really loved the characters in The Familial Witch as well. Aisleen, who is very strong and independent would have to be my favorite of them all. Even though her husband left her she is still strong and makes it all on her own!
The only thing I didn't really like were those missing pieces that were left when the ending came. I really hope there will be more to this story so I will get to see those pieces put together. The end also came pretty quick, I didn't want it to end so fast, but like I said I hope there will be more to this story!
I am giving this book/Novella a 3 1/2 mainly because of those loose pieces that I really wanted answered before it ended.
89 out of 100 = 3 1/2 Puppies