Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Review: Witch Hunt by Ruth Warburton
London, 1880. Eighteen-year-old Witch Hunter Luke Lexton has failed his initiation into the Malleus Maleficorum - the secretive brotherhood devoted to hunting witches. Instead of killing the witch he picked from the Book of Witches, he has committed the worst possible crime: he has fallen for her. Sixteen-year-old witch girl Rosa Greenwood has failed to secure her struggling family's future by marrying the handsome, cruel, rich and powerful Sebastian Knyvet. Instead she has set fire to his factory and has brought disgrace on her family. Now together they are on the run - from Rosa's ex-fianc? and from Luke's former brothers in the Malleus. As they flee across England, and with the danger of their past catching up to them ...can they overcome their differences? Can a witch hunter ever find love with a witch girl?
A fast paced and exciting read.
The first half was all about the chase and you really got that sense of fear and desperation from the two main characters as they were trying to outrun those trying to find them. I enjoyed finding out how things turned out and whilst the ending was a bit of a cliff hanger it did feel like a natural break in the story for Rosa and Luke. As always the historian in me loved all the detail and richness of the period that went alongside the main story. Looking forward to the next book immensely.