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This review is from: Witch Song (Paperback)
This book is told from the point of view of Brusenna and you feel like a concerned mother as you watch this timid little thing take on a witch who has managed to defeat every experienced witch around. It almost felt like David and Goliath! However, as Brusenna charges forward in her mission, you watch her grow into a mature witch in a matter of months. In fact she becomes one butt kicking witch, who puts the rest to shame. I loved her from the moment she entered the story and felt like a proud mother as she showed such strength of character in times of adversity.
I did get a little annoyed with her for continually shutting Joshen out, who basically was the best thing that have ever happened to her. This gorgeous guy basically throws himself at her and will do anything for her. He is brave and strong and she treats him like china!
There are some extremely lovable characters in this book; Bruke the dog, Stretch the horse and Pogg, who was rather a strange creature. Not sure I agreed with everything that happened to a couple of them in the book, but I will stay quiet as I don't want to spoil the story.
I thought the world building was excellent and I loved finding my way through to the Espen's domain. I felt the author created a very believable fantasy world.
When Brusenna came in contact with the older witches, I was so annoyed. They treated her so badly after she managed to save them all. They were rude and obnoxious and I think I would have put them back under the spell.
The songs the witches sing are beautiful and poetic in nature. I think the author must have dabbled at some point in poetry, perhaps she has a poem anthology hidden under her bed. The songs just flowed and made sense completely.
I really enjoyed accompanying Brusenna on her journey. I found the story built momentum as the book progressed, with twists in the story leading you down different avenues before the truth was revealed. A beautifully written journey to freedom.