COLLEEN’S 2019 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “The Shadow Rises,” BY AUTHOR, K. S. Marsden, @KSMarsden

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Featuring Your Scary Halloween Read!

About this Book:

When a new witch threat rises, only Hunter Astley can stop them…

In the face of dark magic and evil witches, a secret witch-hunting society works tirelessly to keep them at bay. The Malleus Maleficarum Council have strict rules and practises for eradicating magic.
Due to their work, witches have been almost forgotten, relegated to myth; but the rumours are starting to emerge of a new power that will throw the world into chaos.

As the only 7th generation witch-hunter, Hunter Astley is the best the MMC has to offer. With the help of his colleagues, it’s a race to track down this new threat and stop them… in any way he can.

Witch-Hunter Trilogy

  1. The Shadow Rises ~ free to download
  2. The Shadow Reigns
  3. The Shadow Falls

Witch-Hunter Prequels

  1. James: Witch-Hunter
  2. Sophie: Witch-Hunter
  3. Kristen: Witch-Hunter ~ coming 2020

Part one of the Witch-Hunter trilogy.
Free download from most ebook retailers.

Your Happy Halloween read is the most terrifying read of them all!

Beware the WITCH HUNTER!

MY RECOMMENDATION:

The time has arrived! Persecuted witches are ready to take a stand against the witch hunters through the most powerful witch of all – The Shadow Witch. In an “unusual” twist, in this book, the witches are the bad guys and the witch hunters are the heroes. Pretty scary if you ask me!

To begin, George “Hunter” Astley finds himself on a reluctant holiday in Venice where he witnesses the attempted murder of Sophie Murphy, by a trio of witches.

Hunter is a seventh-generation witch hunter who works for the MMC – (Malleus Maleficarum Council) where he has the power to apprehend, bind, and kill witches who practice their craft.

Back in England, Sophie tracks Hunter down because she wishes to join the ranks of the witch hunters. Once accepted, she trains with Hunter’s mentor, Brian Lloyd. When Brian dies in a house explosion, Sophie returns to Hunter’s side to continue her education.

Hunter and Sophie fight their attraction to each other for as long as they can, finally succumbing to their desire.

By Halloween, the tensions between the witches and the witch hunters hit a crescendo. When Sophie is possessed by the evil Shadow Witch, she reveals that someone he loves will die. Hunter now fears for Sophie’s life.

With the deaths of many more witch hunters, Hunter vows revenge. Suddenly, the MMC is attacked and eventually the building is destroyed. Chaos ensues, and the witch hunter’s destinies are at stake.

The evilest of witches has once again come into power. Hunter can’t believe the Shadow Witch returned. His grandfather killed her in the 1940s. Yet, everything points to her as the culprit.

Who will win? What becomes of Hunter and Sophie’s love for each other? That and many other mysteries will be revealed in this FREE first book in the series.

This was an excellent read—definitely not a cozy mystery! There were plenty of twists and turns to keep me on the edge of my seat. Be prepared as the book ends with unresolved questions. I’ll look for Hunter and Sophie’s relationship to be explored further in the subsequent books. I can’t wait to find out what happens next!

MY RATING:

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About the Author:

Kelly Marsden grew up in Yorkshire, and there were two constants in her life – books and horses.
Graduating with an equine degree from Aberystwyth University, she has spent most of her life since trying to experience everything the horse world has to offer. She is currently settled into a Nutritionist role for a horse feed company in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
Her first book, The Shadow Rises, was published in January 2013, and she now has several successful series under her belt. Find her at www.ksmarsden.com

Amazon Author Page

How to Connect with the Author:

Blog: ksmarsden.com

Twitter: @KSMarsden

FB Author Page: K.S. Marsden

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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6 Comments

  1. Great review! It sounds like an exciting read:)

  2. Great review and intro to KS, Colleen. off to check out her books on Amazon now. 🙂

  3. Thanks for the recommend. Looks like a fun one.

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