Book Title: Witchmark
Series: Witchmark (#1)
Author: C.L. Polk
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Release Date: 6/19/18
Star Rating: – Promising new fantasy series!
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Miles is a good man. He’s eminently likeable, an honorable person and it’s easy to see why he’s trusted by his patients at the Veteran’s hospital where he has been working since his return from The War. He hoped to help others while the nation of Aeland rebuilds itself, but is instead thrust into a mystery. Why are the returning soldiers suffering abrupt personality changes and heightened rage? What is behind the message he receives from a dying man? Who is the incredibly handsome man who insists on helping Miles find out the answers to these questions?
Miles could use his powers as a witch to heal his patients, but has to hide who he really is. He faked his death to avoid a system where witches like him are enslaved. He has hard choices to make if he’s going to help others.
I must admit I picked this book for it’s cover, which as you all know is a decision that can turn out oh so bad! In this case I was in for a happy surprise. I mean, look at that cover. It’s all misty & Edwardian & magic & stuff. Right up my alley! I was even more pleased to find that Witchmark is also LGBT inclusive! Miles and his love interest share some excellent chemistry. The book is full of these two handsome, dashing gentlemen flirting endlessly with each other. It takes me back to Downton Abbey. I mean, if Thomas were a nicer guy and had better luck in love he could be Miles. Well, and if he had magic. Ok, so it’s not Downton after all, but you know what I mean.
I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the next installment. I think this author is one to watch.
Song for this book: Recomposed by Max Richter – Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, 1. Winter