Release: 2nd November 2017
Synopsis: It’s 1577. Queen Elizabeth I has imprisoned scheming Mary Queen of Scots, and Alyce’s mother is burned at the stake for witchcraft. Alyce kills the witchfinder and flees to London – but the chase isn’t over yet. As she discovers her own dark magic, powerful political forces are on her trail. She can’t help but wonder: why is she so important? Soon she finds herself deep in a secret battle between rival queens, the fate of England resting on her shoulders …Review:
A historical book filled with magic, mystery and some very familiar faces.
The story is told really well, and the historical elements that are included are so well written. I loved how the characters all worked so well together, and especially the character of Queen Elizabeth felt so authentic to the era.
The subject of magic was used so subtly that it worked brilliantly. It allowed for the focus to never be taken away from the main story, and from Alyce, but still kept some mystery to the book.
At times it was a little to get through, and there were times where I was a little lost on the story, but as the story developed, so did the pace of the story making it a lot better to read.
The use of the separate POV’s was also a great addition to get a full understanding of the story, and really added to the mystery to keep me wanting to read more.
Overall this book was very interesting, and I’m curious to see whether there will be another, I hope so!
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