December 2014 Reviews · Horror Reviews · Indie Book Review · Series/Trilogies

Book Review: The Shadow Rises

Author: K.S. Marsden
Pages: 208
Published: January 7, 2013
Genre: Paranormal, Horror, Witches
Rating: 4/5

Hunter Astley is a seventh generation witch hunter. As far as anyone knows, he’s the only seventh gen in existence. If fifth generation witch hunters have insane powers, what are Hunter’s possibilities?

When the first Shadow Witch in decades appears, it is up to Hunter to track her down and kill her before she can kill anyone else he loves. As part of the Malleus Maleficarum Council (MMC), it is Hunter’s job to keep all witch hunters around the world informed and create a plan of attack. But how is he going to do that when the Shadow Witch continues to slip through his grasp?

This was an awesome start to a witch trilogy by K.S. Marsden. I blew through this book in two days while finishing up finals because I had to know what would happen next to Hunter! I currently have books 2 and 3 and I cannot wait to find out what will happen next. Incredibly strong writing style and very entertaining, The Shadow Rises is a solid start to a witch trilogy that mixes fighting witches (which is all Hunter has ever known) with love in a way that will keep you begging for more. 4/5.


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