Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The King Slayer by Virginia Boecker (The Witch Hunter book 2)
SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t read the first book in the series, The Witch Hunter, Stop! I don’t want to ruin the story for you.
"I think, in time, you'll either be my greatest mistake or my greatest victory."
“Former witch hunter Elizabeth Grey is hiding within the magically protected village of Harrow, evading the price put on her head by Lord Blackwell, the usurper king of Anglia. Their last encounter left Blackwell ruined, but his thirst for power grows stronger every day. He's readying for a war against those who would resist his rule--namely Elizabeth and the witches and wizards she now calls her allies.
Having lost her stigma, a magical source of protection and healing, Elizabeth's strength is tested both physically and emotionally. War always means sacrifice, and as the lines between good and evil blur once more, Elizabeth must decide just how far she'll go to save those she loves.” - Goodreads.com
Over two months has passed since Lord Blackwell’s masque where all heck broke loose. Blackwell stole the throne of Anglia from his nephew, King Malcolm and Elizabeth Grey killed her closest friend, Caleb, broke the tablet that freed Nicholas from his curse, and relinquished her stigma to John Raleigh so that he would live. Elizabeth is now healed enough to answer her summons to appear before the council to see if she can remain in Harrow. When several of Blackwell’s men are able to break the magical wards around Harrow, Elizabeth realizes that until Blackwell is dead, she will never be free.
A great conclusion to this duology that pits Elizabeth Grey against everyone, including herself. Can Blackwell be stopped? What happens to the kingdom of Anglia? Will Elizabeth Grey find peace for all of her past deeds and move forward? Why is she so special that Blackwell will not let her go?