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Magic, romance and adventure collide in WANDFASTED, the irresistible ebook prequel to THE BLACK WITCH "When they painted "Heretics" on our barn and set fire to it, I thought that was the worst it could get.Until they sent the dragons.But they didn't count on us having dragons of our own. And they certainly didn't count on Her. Our Great Mage. The Bringer of Fire. The StormMagic, romance and adventure collide in WANDFASTED, the irresistible ebook prequel to THE BLACK WITCH "When they painted "Heretics" on our barn and set fire to it, I thought that was the worst it could get.Until they sent the dragons.But they didn't count on us having dragons of our own. And they certainly didn't count on Her. Our Great Mage. The Bringer of Fire. The Storm of Death. The Crow Sorceress. Our Deliverance.The Black Witch."- From WANDFASTED...

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Number of Pages : 235 Pages
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wandfasted Reviews

  • Bentley ★ Bookbastion.net
    2018-11-24 10:32

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net_____________________The Black Witch: ★★★★★Laurie Forest returns in this prequel novella to her stunning debut YA Fantasy novel, The Black Witch. Fans of the complex world-building and layered politics and relationships between the various cultures in this world are sure to love this simply for what it adds to the reader's understanding of the world and certain characters in it. That being said, I do wish that I had gone into this with a better idea of what this story was actually about, because I think not knowing exactly what I was getting into sort of impacted my enjoyment of it until I figured out exactly what I was reading, and what sort of story this novella was trying to tell. When I go into a novel or the supplemental material in a series, I try and remain as unspoiled as I can for personal enjoyment's sake. With this particular novella, I only chose to read the summary listed here on Goodreads, which is quite short. I beg of you, if you're like me and do this too, adjust your expectations accordingly because this isn't a story directly about the fabled Black Witch herself, (Elloren's deceased Grandmother that she is constantly compared to in the first book) like the summary would lead you to believe. Instead, the story focuses on another young woman thrust into events unfolding well outside of her control and the connection she develops with another member of the Gardner family. It is through these two characters and their dynamic with each other that the historical events mentioned in the first book are given context. There was less focus on the Black Witch herself than I expected there would be, and because of this I kept wondering when the plot was going to circle back around to her. Non-spoiler warning: it doesn't, really. She remains an ancillary character as Forest explores romance in her world and how relationships between couples function within a culture that thrusts young people together, often against their will. By re-orienting myself to the fact that this is fantasy romance, rather than the standard and wide-reaching fantasy fare you see in the first book, I was able to sort of relax and enjoy it a bit more. The romance between the two main characters is quite compelling. For once, there's a relationship between a man and woman in YA that isn't based on authors expecting us to find abusive male leads sexy, and it's so appreciated here. And to be frank, I was quite surprised by how well written some of the more steamy moments are. There's nothing vulgar, but the story also doesn't shy away from the topic of sex either, which I think is important because a lot of YA tends to just pretend it doesn't exist at all, which isn't exactly healthy either. Set years before the events in her debut novel, Forest turns back the hands of time to tell the story of the generations that lived when the world was stepped in civil war. Make no mistake about it, as romantic as the later parts of this book are, the earlier parts are definitely filled with more of that dark fantasy I had come to expect from The Black Witch. Some tough topics are confronted here as well, but considering the ire the first book drew, I would be remiss if I didn't state for the record that I found nothing of offense in this book either.The use of dark thematic content in fantasy is a tale as old as time, and if you have a problem with reading about things that may trigger you, you'd be better suited to a contemporary anyway. If you're looking for steamy romance set in a vibrant fantasy world, you've come to the right place my friends! I'm giving it 3.5 stars solely because my enjoyment levels were all over the place, and because romance is typically my least favorite genre to read. That being said, I still enjoyed the journey with these characters and fully expect others who love romance and fantasy to love this book! Make no mistake about it, Laurie Forest is building a great fantasy world here and I look forward to seeing where it goes next. ★★★✯ = 3.5/5 stars

  • Laurie
    2018-11-22 11:46

    I had an absolute blast writing this introduction to my world (prequel to The Black Witch). I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed envisioning it and writing it ;)

  • alyssa ♛
    2018-11-20 11:35

    4 Vale-licious Stars"Tessla," he says with passionate firmness, his gaze suddenly serious. "I have fallen in love with you. Stay fasted to me. Even if we find a way to break this fasting. Let's not."Spoilers beyond. Please read @ your own risk.Things I Liked:⭕️ even though I kinda had a disliking towards vale at the very beginning of the story, I grew to love him and now think he's so adorable 💚⭕️ tessla is so sweet and she and vale make such a bootiful fasted couple⭕️ fain is such a babe ⭕️ wren and grandfather are such cute puppies. though grandfather made an ass move at the end, eh I've forgiven him :D and I'm super glad wren is all good and healthy again⭕️ beck and ray are gareth's parents ! we finally know the story of his parents and how he came to be :) also super glad margryt took gareth in. she's so sweet, it's adorableThings I Disliked:❌ the fact that when a couple ( boy and girl ) are fasted, the girl can't cheat behind her husband's back or the fasted lines will cause her pain but if the husband cheats behind his wife's back, the fasted lines on him won't do anything. seriously, this is complete bullshit to me. that's so not fair how the guy is basically free to have affairs aside from his fastmate but the woman is helpless to do anything. I'm not saying I now hate beck for doing what he did to margryt, I still think he's a lovely person, but still, it was such an unfaithful move on his part or any men's part, for that matter.❌ nils ( I'm not too sure if that's how you spell his name? ) is a jackass and I hope he goes to hell❌ something bane ( forgot his first name, looool ) now we know where the bane children featured in TBW get their horrendous ways from. something bane is such a cruel son of a bitch and I'm so happy that vale intercepted and had tessla fasted to him instead of letting something bane get his hands on her. smart move, vale. ❌ this novella felt super rushed. for example, when rosebeth and myles first laid eyes on each other, it was legit love at first sight. and right away, they knew they wanted to get fasted to each other. and let me tell you, fasting to someone else is for life. there is no way around it, no way out. so once it's done, it's done. and rosebeth and myles were so sure in wanted to fast with each other with they literally just met. like, how is it possible that they both decided they want to spend the rest of their lives together literally on the day they meet? that's just kinda odd. there were other examples in the novella but this is the only one I can remember :D Vale raises my hand to his lips and kisses the back of it, affection running hot in his gaze. I've accidentally, unexpectedly, been given the perfect fasting. I can feel Vale's love for me flowing right through the fastlines.Unanswered Questions:❓ before going into wandfasted, I had hoped that this novella would be able to answer some of my unanswered questions that TBW left me. but now that I'm done with this, I can say that it didn't answer a single one of my questions. rather, wandfasted has left me with even more questions than before I started this story. now, I'm not saying that it's bad or anything that I have more questions. in fact, I actually like it. for me, a story that leaves me hanging with loads of questions is always a good story and leaves me wanting more. on the downside, I have to wait a year for the next goddamn book, which sucks. ❓ so, I'm 99.9% sure that vale and tessla are elloren's parents, right? if you've read wandfasted, can you let me know if I'm correct or not? thank you so very much :D anyways, if I am, in fact, correct that they are elloren's parents, how did they die? because in TBW, it tells us that they're dead, but with no explanation whatsoever. and this story didn't even answer any of my questions as to how they died, rather, how they met and their love for each other. ❓ ugh, I want another novella to come out with answers to my goddamn questions ! and june 2018 needs to come faster with the iron flower ! Overallwandfasted mainly focuses on one of carnissa gardner's three children, vale, whom is fasted to tessla, whose I'm 99.9% sure are elloren's parents :D so this was a pretty good story. it did make me laugh in some parts, when it came to vale's erotic books *waggles eyebrows* anyways, loved this short novella and now I'm craving more of this world and I still have so many unanswered questions ! but aside from that, can someone tell me where I can find a vale from??Vale laughs, pulls me firmly against him and brings his lips to mine, our fires lashing around each other like the lines that mark us. Sealed and tightly bound.Forever. Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 starsLead Male Character: ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 stars (Vale and Fain) Lead Female Character: ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 stars (Tessla)Plotline: ★ ★ ★ and a half / 5 stars Genre: Young adult, fantasy, adventure, romance Will I recommend this book to others?: HECK YESWill I reread this book?: ABSOLUTELY Overall story summed up in one word: ADORABLE

  • Amanda Foody
    2018-12-11 09:37

    In addition to its further, intricate and fascinating explanation of the history preceding THE BLACK WITCH, this was utterly delicious.

  • Kimberly
    2018-12-12 16:46

    A thrilling and harrowing tale, Wandfasted kept me up at night following the story of Tessla, a strong heroine with a little magic and a lot of heart. Through the insurmountable odds of prejudice and war, she fights back against enemy troops, hoping to save her sick brother, elderly grandfather and innocent friends. As enemy soldiers raze her village, they harass and threaten Tessla, but she finds immense power inside herself, power she wasn’t trained to use, power that almost kills her. Can her own people save her? Will they? She’s a lower class river girl--the most powerful of her own kind look down upon her as well. Is her strong heart enough to win against friends and foes alike?

  • Dian Parker
    2018-11-27 15:45

    Loved this book! Forest is a splendid storyteller, bringing Tessa's world into focus with rich detail and energy. Specially love the chapters with her fast mate - how they navigate the world of falling in love. Real emotions, true to teens, and yet heightened to bring this fantasy world into reality. So many twists and turns. Unpredictable. I look forward to her 4 books!

  • Leland Briedis
    2018-11-26 14:43

    A thrilling and passionate adventure!

  • Crazy4Books
    2018-12-04 16:29

    My immediate reaction when I see a 1 Star from people who havent even read it: Ohhh fuck off not this again *rolls eyes*

  • Attack Salmon
    2018-11-14 12:39

    Wandfasted does not fill it the blanks. It only left me with more questions and answers. Laurie Forest continue to shows us the dark side of Erithia history. This time we see the horrible treatment of Gardnerians under Keltic rule and how Gardnerians vows to fight back under their legendary Black Witch. An important lesson to learn, if we continue to bring up old feuds and constantly using the past oppression as a tool to justify our revenge instead of learning how to live peacefully with each other, we are doomed to be stuck in this endless cycle of oppressionHow much this mirrors our society yeah. Both Gardnerians and Kelts are no better. They keeps killing one another. When I first started this book, I find it so boring that I actually put it on hold. Our protagonist Tessla is a Gardnerian that actually have magic unlike Elloren so I am stuck reading about Tessla's magic how her power flow through her bla bla. But once I get past that, it gets interesting and I actually flew through the rest of itOk now I will go ahead and talk about the spoiler stuff(view spoiler)[ We follow this young woman Tessla who manage to fled her home along with her family when they are being prosecuted by the Kelt. Later she wandfasted with one of the Black Witch's son Vale. Vale is the brother of Uncle Edwin. I can't remember if it ever mentioned what really happened to Elloren's parents. I think its a no brainer that Elloren's parents are Tessla and Vale. And Vale's friend Beck's half selkie kid is Gareth, the boy who is friend with Elloren and whom is being look down upon. The ending left so much to be desire. What happened to Elloren's parents and Beck? why does Gareth and Elloren ended up with the care of Uncle Edwin????? I need answers (hide spoiler)]

  • Claire
    2018-11-23 11:32

    GIMME GIMME GIMME

  • TL
    2018-12-13 16:30

    Writng: 4 stars Characters: 4 starsPlot: 3 stars3.5 stars overall.---I didn't love this as much as Black Witch . Not because it was a bad book, but I wasn't a fan of it being focused on the romance.I did know it was gonna be about Elloren's parents going in yes, but I never felt fully connected to it all. This is just a me thing, I'm not big on romances 90% of the time.Why did I read it then? I was curious, and eager to see the world as it was when Tessla and Vale were a part of everything going on. As before, I wanted to smack some people senseless and others I wanted to whisk them away and protect them (Wren, Fain). Another was a surprise but made sense when I thought on it more.In one case of a character I thought "The apple doesn't fall from the tree." It was interesting to get a glimpse of Carnissa *backs away slowly*With what you know happens in Black Witch it makes you wonder a few things (view spoiler)[ What Elloren would have like if she was raised by her extraordinary parents... I definitely think Tessla and Vale would have been a big part of the resistance. And also, her parents being so powerful... did they find a way to bind Elloren's magic to protect her? Did Fain help?I have a guess what happened to poor Fain :((hide spoiler)]This answers a few queastions but leave many more.. perhaps some will be answered in book two?Would still recommend, a nice installment to the series.Side note: Pictured Sebasatian Stan as Fain

  • Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
    2018-12-10 13:34

    This book is a lot like The Black Witch, the author pushing the same messages and still people think this story is hurting people when in fact, it's not. It's preaching love and inclusion and things SJWs claim they want so seeing them one star a book they've never read... it makes me roll my eyes. At least I get a good laugh from their actions.This story shows when the Kelts were the ones in change and how they ruled harshly. It just goes to show that the author has captured human emotions/actions much better than we thought. Sadly, there will always be those people that think others are below them and want to rule over them and damn if she doesn't nail in in this one and her first book.Now, that being said, this is more of love story and for that, being the romantic that I am, I liked this one even more than The Black Witch, which is saying something as I enjoyed The Black Witch so freaking much! I loved seeing the love. I felt this was a pretty good read for around Valentine's Day. Now even though this says 'novella' it's more like a full length novel. Which is really nice because it's more than worth your money. My only complaint, I want it as a hardcover/paperback! I went this beauty to sit on my shelves while I admire it from the comfort of my bed.

  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    2018-11-20 08:35

    Holy crap! How is Forest a newbie author?! I DEVOURED this book in a little under 5 hours and will definitely now be re-reading The Black Witch. Forest is an instant buy for me now.This book starts out with a bang...like dragons fighting a witch trying to stop a genocide type bang! It eventually dies down but I didn't ever feel or notice a lul in the pace. There is always something happening and I understood that everything being brought up was either a comment on an issue we have in our society and/or was a mirroring of events and the world/time in The Black Witch.While the characters and plots are not unique (there's some good fluff romance), Forest does an amazing job of showing how we tend to repeat history by using hate to guide our actions. They also bring up so many modern issues: homophobia, access to healthcare, sexism, gender roles and racism.READ IT!

  • Jessica
    2018-11-30 13:31

    This was such a sweet peek into the first generation of what im gonna assume were a merry band of misfit freedom fighters. I have so many theories now having seen book one and being able to line up their parents and the kids we see some 20 years later. While I can't say it added anything directly to the story of book one I have a strong feeling that we will have kickbacks to this in later installments.Also 250+ pages not so much a novella as a full book dude lol but I'm not complaining one bit.

  • LOL No
    2018-11-21 08:45

    LOL at the ppl 1 starring this already..y'all petty as fuck. Go read a my little pony book aight? 😂😂😂 lotsa snowflakes and rainbows and shit there..🌈 ❄️ ❣️🎈☀️👙

  • ☆♥☆Kotyonok★♡★
    2018-11-14 11:24

    6.30.17TOMORROW TOMORROW IT COMES OUT TOMORROW!!6.6.17THAT COVER

  • Fen'Harel
    2018-12-01 15:38

    UPDATE 14/6:I was under the strange impression this novella was going to be about Sage. I don't know how or why I thought that!! I'm more excited to get such a brand new story in this world!!WE HAVE A COVER AND IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!

  • Bridget Vollmer
    2018-12-02 11:20

    And I think I need to re-read The Black Witch now. I love this series.

  • Kevin
    2018-11-13 15:19

    Longer than I was expecting this to be, but a great adult companion piece to The Black Witch. I don't know which one was written first, but definitely aimed at different audiences. This one is more adult, more erotic, etc., while Black Witch is firmly in the YA genre. Importantly, this gives a different spin on the whole Garderian saga by filling in the story of what happened a generation before the time period in the Black Witch. It's interesting to see the mighty Garderians as the oppressed and makes their later revenge make a little more sense. And it's helpful to have novel protagonists who see some sort of middle ground between retribution and subjugation.

  • Jon
    2018-12-12 10:41

    ve been saying that within 2 years, Laurie Forest will be one of the biggest, most respected names in fantasy. Her new novella, Wandfasted, will go a long way toward making that reality.It’s a longer novella, almost full novel length, which is good bang-for-your-buck in terms of entertainment/cost value. And actually, it’s almost two separate books in terms of what happens in the story. I’ll break it down as such:First 20%: Fantasy action storyLast 80%: Fantasy romance storyIf you view it as that going in you’ll have the proper expectations for the book. And both components to this are masterfully done. That first 20% flew by so fast that I felt like I was in a whirlwind – just as the main character Tessla certainly is throughout these events. It’s so emotionally gripping and exciting throughout this portion that it really shows her breadth and depth as a writer, even if her bread and butter comes from the latter portion of the book. I love the way magic is used and how it’s dangerous for someone untrained who might burn themselves out, and actually the whole concept of Wandfasted. Really it brings me back to memories of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time with his Aes Sedai, and that is ALWAYS a welcome feeling.What’s great about this first 20% though even more is what it does for The Black Witch. One of my issues with that book is we kept getting shown how bad the Gardnerians were acting to everyone else, and it almost seemed unjustified that they acted like that. I was hoping it wasn’t a direct allegory for LITERAL NAZI throughout that book, but at times it felt like it. Wandfasted fixes that issue I had with the book as it shows a tragic past of how they came to get so paranoid and angry. This backstory was a tremendous help to The Black Witch and I recommend reading Wandfasted first because of that.Once we get past the initial war shock, the really emotional war elements where the character loses everything, Tessla is thrown into another whirlwind of sorts, this time a romantic storyline. I won’t press the details as the author has gone to great lengths to set up the beginning to leave you guessing who’s going to be her paramour, but suffice to say it’s satisfying.Forest’s descriptions of the romance, the building tension, the frustration that the characters feel when they’re not able to fill it is extremely vivid. We learn a little more about their magic in the process. The pace does slow down quite a bit from the first 20% where Tessla was in the middle of a war and unsure of what’s going on, but it fits the story well. These characters become even more real and detailed as it goes on. There are some descriptions and points where it gets a little dirty for a PG-13 rating, so do keep that in mind while reading. That said, this quite possibly the most intense, best romance I’ve ever read. The way the situation happens, the awkwardness and anger that translates into intense love is extremely gratifying to read.Also for my readers, I will note that there’s a lot of talk about rumored homosexuality between characters, and one certainly is, though that activity is not shown in the book. There is a message of society condemning this is bad, though it is focused toward a good message of “don’t ostracize people for being different than you” more than praising any certain behavior. Unlike The Black Witch, I don’t feel like the message interfered with the fiction at all or slowed the book down. I would say a couple points felt like the character thought a little too modern for her understanding of this low-tech world but I did not get thrown out of the story at all.A lot toward the end of the book mirrors what happened with The Black Witch, which I believe was intentional. It’s a nice set up to the world in that regard and some good foreshadowing of the larger novel. I wanted to see Tessla’s progression as a mage a little bit more… but hopefully that just means we’ll get a sequel.I was gripped from start to finish, and so far, this has my vote for best novella of 2017.

  • Pauline
    2018-12-02 12:34

    Although not as good as 'The Black Witch', still THOROUGHLY enjoyable and I really have to congratulate Forest for her writing. She's improving, and with how much better this read than 'The Black Witch', and it gives me a lot of hope for the rest of this series. Now, first and foremost, Forest knows how to write a story, and her primary storyline of challenging stereotype and prejudice is admirable and done in a way I don't see often in YA that isn't ham fisted. She really tackles these issues, and populates her stories with people who want change. I loved the characters of Vale and Fain, and how Tess changed her views after being fasted (and for the reasons why she was fasted) as the novella progressed. StoryThe story was not NEARLY so epic as 'The Black Witch', and at times it seems rather shallow, but once you get down into it... it's not just a bit of filler. It shows why the Gardnerians have as much hatred at the other races as they do, and it shows why the others have that hatred of them. It is a real demonstration of the whole wheel of power, and how it circulates, and really is concerning to what they're planning for the future. It also further shows how conservative and obsessed the Gardnerian culture and society is with purity and the like. It made my skin crawl more than once. CharactersI LOVED THEM. I loved Vale, I loved Fain, I really grew to love Tess, and the supporting cast was so lovely. Beck kinda came out of nowhere, at the end there, but GARETH'S DAD GUYS. AND BB GARETH. I just loved them. I wish we would see more of them... *sads*Final ThoughtsA wonderful, wonderful addition to Forest's world, and I'm so excited for more. Totally recommend the download, well worth it!

  • Alina Dinu
    2018-12-10 16:30

    A wonderful prequel, I didn’t anticipate this part of the story’s journey back in time. Starting reading I was kept in suspense, the characters a full mystery. For "The Black Witch" readers is a delightful insight into the characters history.When war ensues, the Gardnerians fear for their and the love ones life. Only one is brave enough to stand against the enemy and fight for her family. But not strong enough to defeat them, as is the Black Witch. When fire meets fire, hope arises. A Level Five Mage and a Lower River peasant’s sizzling sweet love story, forced by Wandfasting but tightly bound by shared affinities. I enjoyed the reading with a smile and curiosity for future magic.

  • Kayla
    2018-11-24 15:44

    Hey Ya'll! If you'd like to read my whole, spoiler-filled review (spoilers are marked beforehand), click the link below to my blog:https://gracelingaccountantblog.wordp...Here are the highlights:When they painted Heretics on our barn and set fire to it, I thought that was the worst it could get. Until they sent the dragons. But they didn’t count on us having dragons of our own. And they certainly didn’t count on Her. Our Great Mage. The Bringer of Fire. The Storm of Death. The Crow Sorceress. Our Deliverance. The Black Witch.Gardnerians are witches, commonly with an underlying emerald tone to their skin. They almost always dress in black robes. Gardnerians don’t actually marry, they do something called Wandfasting, which is basically being bound to another Gardnerian (usually of a similar power type/level) by a spell. When you are wandfasted, black designs appear on both of your hands at the “engagement”, they darken when you seal the marriage, and they spread up your wrists when you consummate the marriage.Tessla Harrow is a Gardnerian Mage living in a world filled with Kelts who want to kill her. Her best friend Jules Kristian is in love with her, but she doesn’t feel the same, and even if she did he’s a Kelt, and the only thing that will make people hate her more is crossing that last line. They would call her a race traitor, a staen’en. This book follows Tessla, as she goes through first, a battle with the Kelts, then the judgement of the other Gardnerians who believe she is unpure, and then finally her own Wandfasting.5-starsLikes and Dislikes:I loved all the characters. All of them. Vale is a sweetie, breaking all the rules so Tessla can be happy, and isn’t afraid to admit when his own people are being hypocrites. Tessla is so strong and wants to just have a happy life where her brother isn’t sick and her family can live in peace. Fain is my beautiful child, secretly gay, and refuses to ever Wandfast to anyone. I think he has a thing for Vale, maybe it’s just me. I loved the dragons and the battle scenes were fantastic and expertly written, I felt like I could feel the dragon-fire. I loved the wee bit of smut, and the humor that comes from the sexual tension that happens later. I had never read anything by Laurie before, and this didn’t disappoint. Her writing style is incredible, and I loved the scene where we first see the Black Witch riding in on a dragon.There wasn’t much I disliked. I do suppose I dislike that this is the only book based on these characters. I disliked that we barely saw the actual Black Witch, which I was pretty curious about. I dislike that the ENTIRE SERIES isn’t based off of these characters because I love them so much, and I don’t know that the Black Witch (Book One) will actually match up to my love for this prequel.

  • Michelle
    2018-12-04 14:35

    Wandfasted tilts heavily toward a romance novel, which I don't think The Black Witch did -- there was romance and love interests, but it was more about prejudice and the resistance. Wandfasted is essentially the story of Elloren's (from The Black Witch) parents meeting and the rise of The Black Witch, who was Elloren's grandmother. At the time of this book, the Gardnerians were the underdog, and as we know from the novel, they eventually rose to power, and learned nothing from their oppression other than to punish others. Anyhow, there was some really smutty hand holding. No, not kidding. You'll know it when you read it. As long as you go in knowing this is largely a romance novel, this isn't bad. It's interesting to speculate on what happens next with Elloren's parents since Elloren thinks they were on board with her grandmother, which is not what Wandfasted reveals.

  • Sophia
    2018-12-08 11:35

    I cannot wait to devour this! :D

  • Sarah
    2018-11-16 14:26

    I loved the story, the characters and the world of new magical races. I didn't want to put this book down. I love that we were able to get a glimpse of Rafe, Elloren, and Trystan's parents and how they met. This is an awesome addition to the Black Witch Chronicals. I don't know what to do with myself until the next book comes out. Laurie Forest, you are my new favorite author!!

  • Kelsea
    2018-11-27 15:26

    I absolutely loved this prequel!! It was so interesting to see how everything from this book connects into Black Witch. I cannot wait for more from Laurie Forest because everything I have read so far has been absolutely thrilling and attention grabbing!! I was not able to put this book down!!!

  • Kelli
    2018-11-17 08:37

    A wonderful addition to the Black Witch Chronicles! I loved this prequel. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.

  • Susan
    2018-12-08 12:18

    Well written background story that sets up the action for The Black Witch. Beautiful love story as well. When is the next book coming?!?!

  • Solaris
    2018-11-22 12:39

    I liked the characters, I liked the romance and their slow burn.But this novella was choking on cliches and tropes, excessive description and repeat description. Tessla was way too forgiving and conciliatory toward her fickle, disloyal friends and her backward, conniving grandfather.