Mycah Dunleavy has two goals in life: to protect her friends and to defend the World Below. In order to take her fight to the enemy she must become the most powerful witch she can be. But that power comes at a price.
In fulfulling her first goal, she committed the cardinal sin of using her magic to harm others. And to attain the second, she must combine in a ritual with a Watchtower Knight … despite the fact she can't bear to be touched.
Unphased by Mycah's defensive armor, Sebastian wants to claim her as his own and he intends to woo her long and slow. Then Mycah comes up with a crazy plan to gain more power and he becomes nothing more than a means to an end—a role he has no intention of accepting without a fight.
But there are bigger threats to deal with in the World Between. Mycah's life is threatened, four Witches are kidnapped, and once again the enemy is knocking at the door. Time is running out, and if Sebastian and Mycah don't find a way to work together, both of their worlds could be lost.
*** I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Momentum for an honest review.***
Let me start off by saying I hate starting a series in the middle of said series. However, Author Delwyn Jenkins has a wonderful imagination! From the moment I delved into the book until I finished I was hooked. The characters of Bas and Red (aka: Mycah) became real and it was easy to imagine their struggles as real.
Mycah, an Earth witch, struggles with the knowledge that she harmed the earth, caused individuals to perish, but it is Sebastian who helps her through one trial after the other and is finally able to get her passed this issue that has eaten away the very foundation of her belief system. In this fantastical World Between, Ms. Jenkins has brought to life witches, who live by the crede Harm Ye None and the Watchtower Knights. The Guardians of witches and all things good and wiccan.
Sebastian is one such Knight who has fallen for a red-headed, stubborn, independent Mycah Dunleavy who has suffered through inattention and lack of love from her politically scheming parents, endured rape by an advisor to her father and hidden herself in the World Between only to face evil incarnate Malleus. Sebastian and Mycah face off not only their need for each other physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.
Imbued with charms and rituals, magic is plentiful and Ms. Jenkins has made it seem common place for magic spells to be wielded on a daily basis. Let me reiterate that I have enjoyed Ms. Jenkins work, found inspiration within its pages and cannot wait for the third installment in the Chronicles of the Watchtower series.