I gave it 2 out of 5 stars
Unfortunately, this book did not tickle my fancy.
First off I’d like to say that I loved The Black Swan series, and I loved the Exile series, so I was really looking forward to this new series.
But this book has none of the appeal the others have.
Willem is an out of work actor, that has devoted 10 years of his life to try and get a role, but doesn’t seem to get anywhere. So he decides to drop the acting gig and find a new form of living. By chance a stranger gives him a card to call.
He ends up calling the card and entering a competition in which he has no idea what is the price.
The price is a Witch with whom to make a life with.
This book is definitely a love story, but it’s rushed. It is written in first person, told by Willem. But I did not feel any emotional connection with any of the characters. Seemed like a recount of the story, and even though there are dialogs, it still feels just like a one dimensional story.
The characters are very simple. The story line is also simple, even though it could’ve been very intriguing. And nothing happens until the very end.
The reasons for Willem to leave are completely stupid, and the forgiveness given in the end is very anticlimactic.
And in the end, there are a lot of questions left unresolved. Even though they can be explained through magic, it still leaves you wondering.
I sincerely hope the series picks up, I will read the second book in hopes of a better story, since I really love the way the other books are written, but I’m not making any promises about this series.
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