WHAT THE CAHORS witches thought was the end of their troubles was only the beginning. A threat more powerful and more frightening than anything they have faced has been watching and waiting. The Cahors witches must come together and find Jer and Eli as both the Deveraux and the Cahors family lines face eradication.
All the secrets of the Cahors will be revealed, forcing them to overcome their greatest weaknesses in order to achieve their most powerful strengths. And only united do they have any chance at victory. Before the end, sacrifices will be made, alliances forged, and old friends lost forever.
Readers, beware: one cannot fully enjoy this title without having first read the previous two novels of the “Wicked” series. There are far too many characters and previously developed story lines for a new reader to absorb. Basically, the story follows the centuries-old feud between the Deveraux warlocks and Cahors witches. Evidently the witches worship a female goddess, and the warlocks worship a horned god, and this reality makes them mortal (and immortal) enemies. There are several rather annoying love triangles within the novel, which the authors refer to as being “in thrall.” There are also at least twenty main characters, which can get very confusing, especially when time travel and mysterious portals are involved. Despite being part of the science fiction genre, some of the dialogue in this novel is so melodramatic that it is downright laughable. To be fair, if you are going to begin reading the “Wicked” series, start with the first title, Witch & Curse.” If you are not a fan of science fiction, do not even bother with this series. Reading it will feel like a chore. Reviewer: Jennifer Keeney
Publish Date : 2009