~Prequel to the Witch-Hunter trilogy~
James Bennett is a Yorkshire lad, making the big move to Oxford to start university.
His ambitions involve getting a good education; impressing the Rugby Club; and not throttling his roommate. All perfectly normal drama, until Hallowe'en.
A girl's murder throws James into the dangerous world of witches, and those that hunt them.
After playing a sidekick in the Witch-Hunter trilogy, it's only fair that James gets to be centre stage in his own prequel.
This can be read as a stand-alone, and does not contain any spoilers. It may contain witches, bad jokes and cringe-worthy scenes; but definitely no spoilers.
About the Author
Kelly S. Marsden grew up in Yorkshire, and there were two constants in her life - books and horses. Graduating with an equine degree from Aberystwyth University, she has spent most of her life since trying to experience everything the horse world has to offer. She is currently settled into a Sales and Marketing role for a horse feed company in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Her first book, The Shadow Rises, was published in January 2013.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
James Bennett received a scholarship from Oxford University and is now trying to get a good education and get on the rugby team. Then he adds not killing his roommate to this list. But on Halloween he witnesses a girl being sacrificed by witches. He has unwillingly become a witch-hunter with Hunter Astley and Charlotte Summers. So I have not read the Witch-Hunter series and thought this would be a good way to start. James is worried that he will not fit in with the other student because of where he comes from and that he had a scholarship. But he quickly finds himself involved in hunting witches when he tries to look into Bea’s murder. I have to say that for a book this size, I didn’t really get too involved in it. There just seemed to be a disconnect with the characters and I think it comes from these characters already being developed in the series. Since I have not read the series I didn’t really get the background. Also, I would have liked more information about both the hunters, witches, and artifacts. I think this was a good read, if you have read the series. I did like the book enough to continue into the series to see what I have missed. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.