Details: Witch Song by Amber Argyle
Pub. Date: September 2011
Publisher: Rhemalda Publishing
Format: Paperback , 325pp
Sales Rank: 429,481
Witch Song Synopsis:
The world is changing. Once, Witch Song controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons-but not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by a traitor. All but Brusenna. As the echo of their songs fades, the traitor grows stronger. Now she is coming for Brusenna. Her guardian has sworn to protect her, but even he can’t stop the Dark Witch. Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the traitor. Fight her. Defeat her. Because if Brusenna doesn’t, there won’t be anything left to save.
I am very impressed with Amber Argyle’s Debut Novel, Witch Song. The world created in this book is fantastic. I was not so sure in the first chapter or two with Brusenna, or Senna, appearing to be this weak young women who seems to be heavily sheltered by her mother. This was a bit frustrating because I felt like she should be standing up for herself. She ends up being left all alone while her mother goes to try to help the witches who are left fight against the Dark Witch. Once her mother leaves, this book really starts to take shape and I began to understand that important of the Witch Song and that it really controls everything. As Senna gets stronger and stronger, until she is driven out of her home when she is found by a witch hunter. It is up to her to stop the Dark Witch as she is the only witch left and the world is changing quickly.
I loved the style of writing that Amber Argyle uses. It was a beautifully written book with amazing descriptions of the people and events that take place in the book. It seems that there were no gaps in the story and it moved along wonderfully. There is some magic in the witch extremely natural way of singing to accomplish what they need done, some romance (and frustration) with Joshen, Senna’s Guardian, who will not leave she even when she tries to force him too, danger from many different directions and some mystery thrown in as well. For me it was the diversity and consistency of the story that made it such a wonderful read.
This was an outstanding read! One that I could not put down and one that I can’t wait to share with others
*I was provided with a copy of this book from the author for review. This in no way affected my review and opinions of the book.