Saturday, June 18, 2011
Review: A Warrior's Witch
Murder has brought Talon, Master of Guardians, as well as Zia, his witch and Master of Witches, to Chicago. The manner of death appears to be a suicide, but Talon is far from ready to close the case. To avenge the Guardian linked to his past, he agrees to take on the assignment, and find her killer.
As they dive deeper into the investigation, they find themselves entering a world where BDSM is the norm. A lifestyle that Zia is uncomfortable with and, rattled by this new development, she is more than ready to return to the Otherworld. But their investigation quickly takes an unexpected twist when they discover that they’re not only hunting a killer but also someone who is controlling supernaturals in Chicago.
Their mission not only brings danger, but also forces Talon to deal with decades old guilt that corrodes his soul. Every event that unfolds only deepens his fight and pushes him to face an ultimate choice—what is more important—his duty to the Otherworld or the witch he holds closest to his heart?
This is a wonderful book! I'm a huge fan of Stacey Kennedy's The Magical Sword series, and was a little bummed about that series coming to an end. I was excited when I heard that Stacey was writing A Warrior's Witch, which is a spin-off of The Magical Sword series. This story centers around Zia and Talon, which are wonderful characters. I'm glad they got their own story. The story also incorporates other characters that we have seen from previous series.
There is a good mix of elements in this book - a murder mystery, action, the paranormal, romance, and passion. Stacey Kennedy is a pro at writing steamy scenes that make you need to take a cold shower. Zia and Talon have been a couple for many years, so I wondered what kind of passion could be created there. Trust me - she creates it!
Not only do we have this wonderful romance in this book, we also have Talon dealing with some inner demons of his own. He has all this guilt that he has been carrying around on his shoulders for years. He is such a wonderful man, and is way too hard on himself. He is lucky to have such a wonderful woman by his side. Talon is this big and tough warrior guy, so I loved seeing his sensitive side. There are definitely a lot of "awwww" moments. I'd say this book is equal parts sweet and spicy - definitely a good combo. Oh, and definitely for the adult crowd :)
Posted by Tishia Mackey at 12:47 AM