(Website, Twitter, Goodreads)Published by Watkins Media Limited on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Fairy Tales & Folklore, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Young Adult
The thrilling conclusion to the breakout Malediction Trilogy by Goodreads Choice finalist Danielle L. Jensen.
Cécile and Tristan have accomplished the impossible, but their greatest challenge remains: defeating the evil they have unleashed upon the world.
As they scramble for a way to protect the people of the Isle and liberate the trolls from their tyrant king, Cécile and Tristan must battle those who’d see them dead. To win, they will risk everything. And everyone.
But it might not be enough. Both Cécile and Tristan have debts, and they will be forced to pay them at a cost far greater than they had ever imagined.
Warrior Witch is the final installment of The Malediction Trilogy by Danielle L. Jensen and if you haven’t started this series yet, please fix that. I know, you’re probably wondering…trolls? TRUST ME – these aren’t the trolls that live under bridges and are creepy and scary…well most of them at least. I loved this series and have to say that although I am sad that Cecile and Tristan’s story is complete and I won’t get to hang out with these characters anymore, I thought Jensen did a wonderful job of concluding the series.
For those of you who have not read books one and/or two yet…be warned. I will do my best not to spoil anything but this is a book three and I’m not sure I can promise the same for what might have happened in any of the other books.
Warrior Witch picks up right where we left off with Hidden Huntress and so much happens in this book that there is no way to talk about it all. Cecile and Tristan are now facing the dangers they unleashed on the Isle and not only are they in trouble but everyone who is between them and Trollus are in danger as well. I love these two characters both separately and together. Admittedly I love a bit of romance with my fantasy so seeing their relationship evolve across all three books made me happy. It is clear these two truly care about each other and while there were tough times, there were also some really good times between them. I loved seeing the “softer side” of Tristan when he let his walls down.
I loved that the whole group were back together for this book…for the most part. While they aren’t always fighting together, they are all fighting for the same thing. In my opinion, the secondary characters are what helped make this book so good. Marc, the twins, Roland, the king…all of them were important and Jensen definitely doesn’t pull any punches in this book. All the things happen and all the secrets are told. Nope…I’m not telling anything here. Just know that you will find out what really has been going on and Jensen did a wonderful job of tying all the pieces together.
Outside of the characters, the world building continues to be a big piece of the story. Going back to Trollus was important in this one and it was definitely in a different state than it was the last time Cecile was there.
As a book three, there isn’t much more I can say without potentially ruining anything. In the end, I completely understand the ending Jensen wrote but I’m not going to tell you any of it. When you read it, if you want to chat we can talk about all the things. If you are looking for a new series definitely check this one out. If you have read the first two books and enjoyed them, I think you will be satisfied with the conclusion and ultimately the entire series. On a side note, if you like audio – I listened to the first two and loved them both. They were a great reminder of the story before I jumped into book three and totally recommend listening if you enjoy the books!
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the review copy!