A ship burns, sinking into the dark sea. There is only one survivor - a child hunted for the power of her song. Hidden away on an isolated island, Lilette buries her power deep, convinced it caused the deaths of those she loves.
But she can't run from who she is. And when her secret is revealed, the only thing that can save her is her song. It's time to rise up and become what she was always meant to be: the most powerful witch ever born.
©2013 Amber Argyle (P)2015 Amber Argyle
I love this series, so was excited to find out about Lilette. She is mentioned a bit in Witch Song and there's more about her and what she did in Witch Born, so this is a welcomed addition to the books. It's extremely short so there isn't much I can say about the plot for fear of spoiling something, but I will say that despite it's length, this book sure packs a punch. It's incredibly fast paced and intense, and a lot happens in such a short space of time.
It shows the talent that this author has, in that she can create a book that is only an hour and a half long, yet it feels like a full length book. She captures you from the start and doesn't let go. I loved this little book and am eagerly awaiting more in this series!
The narrator did a great job. She has a great voice and is easy to listen to.
Witch Rising is a prequel novella that connects to the Witch Song books but can be read by itself without any worry about being out of the loop or lost. It should precede the book Witch Fall however as it goes over the main character, Lilette’s past.
Lilette is a character mentioned in Witch Song and further explored in Witch Born, and she plays an incredibly important in the history of the Witches. She’s destined to be incredibly powerful, but everyone starts somewhere and I really loved getting to see the events that occurred in her childhood that would shape the woman. The first chapter starts with immediate conflict and pulled me into the story with little to no trouble. It was heartbreaking to see so much inner conflict within Lilette as a child, and the fact that she harbored so much fear and guilt…and to have to deal with it growing up without her parents. But one thing I love the most about Argyle’s work is her strong female characters. Most are independent thinkers, most don’t feel the need to seek shelter under a care taker, and Lilette is no different.
I’m still not overly fond of the narrator, but I’ve grown used to her and I actually don’t mind her as much anymore. She definitely has a feel for the characters and does some pretty interesting accents to help distinguish the cultures.
I have Witch Fall on my wishlist so I’m hoping I get to further explore Lilette’s story.
This is a splendid prequel. I love learning the back story of how/why things are the way they are. Fluid writing and spellbinding adventure. A heartwarming reminder of what family and friendship truly mean (even in the witch world). The author takes us through heavy lose, unrealized gain, and undaunted friendship. It's not always easy to tell who you are and even less to tell how others are or will be.
I loved how this short little story gives us some background on Lilette and gives you more understanding of the witch she is destined to become. We will see more of her in Witch Fall. I really like the narrator that was choosen for this story. It a great quick read. I rec'd a audible code from the author in exchange for my review.
Report Inappropriate Content