A new Black Witch will rise…her powers vast beyond imagining.
Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else.
When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother’s legacy. But she soon realizes that the university, which admits all manner of people—including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians—is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch.
As evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away. Her best hope of survival may be among the most unlikely band of misfits…if only she can find the courage to trust those she’s been taught to hate and fear.
I was sent this as a Arc for a honest review.
Firstly let me start by saying that I am aware that this book has divided a lot of people. The thing that I think is lost is that this is a fictional story about a place and characters that do not exist. Though the story does cover things like racism and homophobia it is a story.
If it has gotten people talking about these issue and problems then I think it is a good thing.
I actually liked the story and it’s characters though it did drag a little in the middle.
Elloren is young and unaware o
f what is going on in the real world but as the story progresses she goes from trying to fit in to realising that the world she is trying to fit in is not a world she wants to be apart of
It is a interesting concept for a story and it will be very interesting to see what happens next.
It is definatly worth a read. So dont be put off by the reviews give it a chance.