I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
To live in the light, they hunt in the dark…
Strong-willed and cunning, Ravyn was taken in as a child by witch Hunters and raised her to be the best of the best. When she receives word that the witch who murdered her family and ripped apart her world is nearby, Ravyn begins her hunt. In her quest to locate the witch, she finds her pursuit impeded again and again by a gorgeous and powerful man. But she won’t be denied and intends to do whatever is necessary to complete her mission. But the Coven is more dangerous than ever, and Ravyn may not be enough to thwart their latest endeavor.
Carac has spent years building his army and winning wars to become known as one of the greatest knights of his time. But he holds a big secret. Everything he’s worked for comes into question when he's faced with a threat he hadn’t known existed. He suddenly finds his mission changed after he’s approached by the most spirited and beautiful woman he’s ever seen. It’s soon apparent that priceless antiquities are only the beginning of what they’re fighting for―and what they stand to lose.
If ever there was a fast paced story, Everwylde was it. Donna Grant’s ability to weave a story full of magic was gripping and exciting.
Insta-love and insta-attraction to the max!
Normally, I am not a fan of insta anything. I find it to be quite unbelievable and rushed. But for some reason Ravyn’s and Cerac’s fast love totally made sense to me. With their world full of magic and witches, I can believe anything at this point. I could not imagine a more suited with each other couple than those two. It was actually funny to read about a character knew a good thing when she saw one. In this case Rayvn is far from being innocent and her sexual experience is her mantra. So, that alone made it seem okay that she and Cerac do the nasty early on in the story. I’m fine with it and it was super hot.
Anyway, the story itself was right up my alley. Every element in the story made it seem like I was some Fantasy quest (insert my love for role play gaming here). Scattered witch bones full of untold power, bad witches trying to gather up said bones, and good witches trying to stop them. And in between all of that are the hunters that are trained to defeat the Coven from which the bad witches have formed. It’s all rather complex, seeing as how I jumped in with this book and didn’t read the first one in the series yet.
“Without a doubt, you are the best Hunter we have, but when it comes to your family, you are blinded by your vendetta.” ~Margery
Ravyn’s vendetta against a certain witch is the driving force of this story. I loved how her decisions because of that might have clouded some of her judgements and it was all so very riveting.
The story sometimes jumped between two couples and sometimes got into the mind of Sybbyl, one of the antagonists. While that may have been a bit sudden in the reading, it actually lent to an overall understanding of what was going on in the characters world.
This was my first Donna Grant book and I can safely say that it’s not my last.
Have you read this author yet? Are you into the whole bad witch good witch thing?