by Amber Argyle
Publication Date: September 1st, 2011
Publisher: Rhemalda Publishing
Source: From Publisher
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The world is changing. Once, Witch Song controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons--but not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by a traitor. All but Brusenna. As the echo of their songs fade, the traitor grows stronger. Now she is coming for Brusenna. Her guardian has sworn to protect her, but even he can't stop the Dark Witch. Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the traitor. Fight her. Defeat her. Because if Brusenna doesn't, there won't be anything left to save. (Goodreads)
The main character in the story is Brusenna, or Senna, as she goes by later in the book. Senna is a witch, who has barely knows any witchery; thanks to her very protective mother. When all the other witches in the land are captured by the Dark Witch, it’s up to Senna to free them all. I found Senna to be a likable character. She did frustrate me at times, which is totally expected, considering how sheltered she was. By the end of the book, she had really grown into a more mature character. I would have loved for the book to keep going, so that we could see her grow even more.
The character I really loved was Joshen. From the beginning, he was just a great, great guy. He’s very dependable and protective. When Senna was not pushing him away, they have a wonderful relationship, which moved at just the right speed. (Not too fast, but not too slow either.) I also really enjoyed most of the secondary characters, mostly Captain Parknel and General Reden. The witches were quite interesting as well, especially Sacra and Coyel.
The book was very well paced, and the storyline was very engrossing. This was really like no other witch story I have ever read, and I found it to be quite interesting. I loved reading the ‘songs’ that the witches sang, as well.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a breath of fresh air! I think Ms. Argyle did a pretty awesome job on her debut novel!