The Mist-Torn Witches is one of the best books that I have read this year. I read quite a lot, so it takes a special book to keep me enthralled and turning the pages long into the night. This book did just that.
In a small village in the nation of Droevinka, orphaned sisters Céline and Amelie Fawe scrape out a living selling herbal medicines in their apothecary shop. Céline earns additional money by posing as a seer and pretending to read people’s futures.
But they exist in a land of great noble houses, all vying for power, and when the sisters refuse the orders of a warlord prince, they must flee and are forced to depend on the warlord prince’s brother, Anton, for a temporary haven.
A series of bizarre deaths of pretty young girls is plaguing the village surrounding Prince Anton’s castle. He offers Céline and Amelie permanent protection if they can use their “skills” to find the killer.
With little choice, the sisters enter a world unknown to them—of fine gowns and banquets and advances from powerful men. Their survival depends on catching a murderer who appears to walk through walls and vanish without a trace—and the danger grows with each passing night.
The Mist-Torn Witches is the first in a new series by Barb Hendee. The first two books are currently available for purchase, and the third comes out in May 2015.
When I started reading the book, I was hooked very quickly. I wanted to know what would happen to the characters, more about the world Hendee had created, and what a mist-torn witch was.
The action of the story moves quickly, and it left me guessing for quite a long time about the “bad guy” in the story. The characters were well developed and felt real. My favorites were Jaromir and Amelie. Their interactions and scenes were some of my favorites in the book. Well, I liked Helga a good bit too.
I am really looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Title: The Mist-Torn Witches
Author: Barb Hendee
Length: 335 pages
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Amazon Link: Buy it HERE