She’s vowed to forget him
Powerful witch Sofia Viera has loved warlock-werewolf half-blood Malcolm Brent for centuries, ever since they trained to become warlocks together. When Malcolm chose power over her and cast her aside, she vowed to forget him. For four hundred years, it worked. Until he forces her to return to him…
He’ll stop at nothing to have her back
Despite the fact that fate is prophesied to tear them apart, Malcolm refuses to be separated from Sofia any longer. After centuries alone, he wants everything from her. Her mind, body, soul. Her love. When he steals a dagger that she desperately needs in an attempt to draw her to him, he unwittingly unleashes a force of evil that will destroy everything she loves. He promises to help her save her village… For a price.
I find myself in a bit of a conundrum with Witch’s Fate. On the one hand it was an interesting and well written read with a great plot line and it added more depth to the Mythean Arcana world, and the prologue definitely peaked my interest, but I didn’t find myself falling down the rabbit hole like I have with the previous books in the series. I had the drive to finish it and find out what happened with Sofia and Malcolm, but that need to devour it was absent. But regardless of the lack of rabbit hole feeling, I did enjoy it.
I liked Sofia from the start. She’s strong, determined and sassy and her decision to follow her heart endeared her to me, though it did cause her pain. Her duty to Bruxa’s Eye is an inherited one and at times more of a burden than anything else, but she continues because she truly does care about the people within.
Malcolm took a lot long for me to like, not necessarily because of his decision in the beginning of the book, which didn’t endear me to him of course, but his arrogance just rubbed me raw. I understood what his end game was, but dear lord did he make some bad decisions, thankfully he does redeem himself and I found that he was almost as cuddly as his half brother Felix.
Their relationship gave me whiplash, but it was a necessary evil considering what fate would do to them should they even attempt to have one, though fate does end up having a damn good time with them. I’d love to go into detail but that would require to spoil some key points to their story, but in the end I liked how it all worked out.
Though I wasn’t as enthralled with this one as with the previous books, it is still a well written and thought out book. Ms. Hall’s world building skills are excellent and though the Mythean Arcana world is immense she does a great job of sticking with the issues at hand and not taking tangents when they aren’t necessary. This book can be read as a standalone, but considering that both Sofia and Malcolm make appearances in previous books and Malcolm is Felix’s half brother, I think it’s a good idea to read them if you haven’t already.
The Bottom Line: Though not my favorite of the series, Witch’s Fate is still an enjoyable read and a good addition to the series.
~ ARC provided by Bonnie Doon Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ~
Linsey Hall is the author of the Mythean Arcana, an adventurous paranormal romance series set in Scotland and other exotic locales. Before becoming a romance novelist, Linsey was a nautical archaeologist who studied shipwrecks from Hawaii and the Yukon to the UK and the Mediterranean. She credits the historical romances of the 70's, 80's, and 90's with her love of history and her decision to become an archaeologist. After a decade of tromping around the globe in search of old bits of stuff, she settled down and started penning her own romance novels. Her books draw upon her love of history, travel, and the paranormal elements that she can't help but include. Several of her books may or may not feature her cats