Thursday, September 1, 2011

WITCH SONG by Amber Argyle

Title: Witch Song
Author: Amber Argyle
Publisher: Rhemalda Publishing
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
To Purchase: Amazon 

Description: The world is changing. Once, Witch Song controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons-but not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by a traitor. All but Brusenna. As the echo of their songs fades, the traitor grows stronger. Now she is coming for Brusenna. Her guardian has sworn to protect her, but even he can't stop the Dark Witch. Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the traitor. Fight her. Defeat her. Because if Brusenna doesn't, there won't be anything left to save.

Review: Amber Argyle's Witch Song sings a beautiful coming-of-age tale.

Alone, except with dog and her mother's journal, fifteen-year-old Brusenna escapes from a Witch Hunter and flees toward Haven for protection. With her mother and fellow Keepers captured by the Dark Witch, she is their last hope. Reluctantly accepting help, Brusenna travels to battle the Dark Witch. If she doesn't succeed, no one will.

Witch Song held me captive under its carefully sung spell. Argyle's prose is beautiful and vivid, creating stunning scenes and heart-wrenching emotions on the page. The type of magic in this novel will appeal to those familiar with L.E. Modesitt Jr.'s Spellsong Cycle. Witch Song's world is epic, and Argyle yanks the reader along for the journey. The complexity in the characters populates her world. Brusenna's strength and character to carry on and do what is right instead of what is easy is powerful. Like the seeds she sings to life, Brusenna blooms throughout the novel. At times, Witch Song reminded also me of what I loved about Rowling's Harry Potter series.  I didn't want to stop reading it!

Adventure, romance, and magic intertwine in this young adult fantasy novel. I have a feeling that Amber Argyle's Witch Song will become much loved and remembered.