Witch Hunter: Witch Hunter: Book 1 - Witch Hunter (Paperback)Virginia Boecker (author)
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Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Grey doesn't look dangerous. A tiny, blonde, wisp of a girl shouldn't know how to poison a wizard and make it look like an accident. Or take out ten necromancers with a single sword and a bag of salt. Or kill a man using only her thumb. But things are not always as they appear. Elizabeth is one of the best witch hunters in Anglia and a member of the king's elite guard, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and bringing those who practise it to justice. And in Anglia, the price of justice is high: death by burning.
When Elizabeth is accused of being a witch herself, she's arrested and thrown in prison. The king declares her a traitor and her life is all but forfeit. With just hours before she's to die at the stake, Elizabeth gets a visitor - Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful wizard in Anglia. He offers her a deal: he will free her from prison and save her from execution if she will track down the wizard who laid a deadly curse on him.
As Elizabeth uncovers the horrifying facts about Nicholas's curse and the unwitting role she played in its creation, she is forced to redefine the differences between right and wrong, friends and enemies, love and hate... and life and death.
The first book in an incredible new series set in a fantastical medieval world.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 335 g
Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 32 mm
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“Good start to a teen fantasy series”
This was an enjoyable read! It's nice to see fantasy set in this kind of 16th century era when we're surrounded by so much dystopia.
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Better than I expected, and reminded me a bit of Poison Study (Maria Snyder) and Throne of Glass (Sarah J Maas). I enjoyed it, and look forward to reading more.
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