A Witch’s Concern
Book 4 in A Witch’s Path series
By N. E. Conneely
Number of Pages: 237
Season Read: Fall
Michelle has been figuring out what her life is like now that the demon has been killed, and Sylvia and Varro are dead. Even the clans of witches trying to attract her to their way of life have backed off and given her a chance to grieve. Her relationship with Elron is stronger than ever, but there are things left unsaid.
On the way to her parents’ wedding, the delicate calm she’d been living in is broken. Witches are out for her blood, her family is caught in the crossfire, and friendships are threatened. Work doesn’t let up either, and she partners up with Elron to deal with magic gone wild. Michelle finds that her problems are larger than one clan of witches, and is forced to choose between the people she holds dear and the way of life she loves.
This is the fourth book in a series, following A Witch’s Trial. It is a standalone novel, however, your reading experience will be greatly enhanced if you’ve read the previous books.
After such an odd and life changing ending as seen in A Witch’s Trial which I reviewed I absolutely had to know what came next for Elron and Michelle. The progress they have made from disliking each other is astounding, and I was quite glad, because it was something I had wanted to see from the first book in the series. This book held a lot of questions for me, namely about why Elron and Michelle are choosing to stay so distanced. I am hoping that this question will be answered in the future, so I will not get into detail about what, in particular, I kept expecting to see. While this novel had the same issues as the previous ones, this time part of the descriptions actually mattered, which made me quite pleased. Certain locations that are frequently referenced also had major impacts on the story, with important plot points happening there.
Unfortunately, while there was a lot about this novel that is different from previous ones, the plot itself seemed more of a run off from the end of the previous book, and not powerful enough or gripping enough to have been made into a whole novel on its own. While the page count was around the same as the last couple of books, I felt as if the story as a whole was more of a novella than a novel. I loved the ending, and look forward to reading more in the future, but I wish that some of the happenings that seemed like side events were more important in this novel (though it is evident they will be important plot points in books to come).
Author Bio: (From Amazon)
I live in North Georgia with my dog and a mountain of books. We sweat through the summer and freeze through the winter. Life as we know it comes to an end when so much as a single snowflake falls out of the sky.
For fun, I play with my dog, read, knit, crochet, paint, tie-dye, and do origami. I make a great pizza. I’m negotiating with my roommate over sea monkeys and working on a vegetable garden.
Black tea and water are my favorite beverages. I’m a huge fan of the Big Bang Theory, Castle, and Arrow. A few of my favorite authors are Ann Bishop, Mercedes Lackey, Patricia Briggs, Tamora Pierce, Raymond E. Feist, and Christine Feehan.
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