Publisher: Orchard Books
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Historical
Source: a copy in exchange for an honest review/purchased eBook
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“I think, in time, you’ll either be my greatest mistake or my greatest victory.”
Former witch hunter Elizabeth Grey is hiding within the magically protected village of Harrow, evading the price put on her head by Lord Blackwell, the usurper king of Anglia. Their last encounter left Blackwell ruined, but his thirst for power grows stronger every day. He’s readying for a war against those who would resist his rule–namely Elizabeth and the witches and wizards she now calls her allies.
Having lost her stigma, a magical source of protection and healing, Elizabeth’s strength is tested both physically and emotionally. War always means sacrifice, and as the lines between good and evil blur once more, Elizabeth must decide just how far she’ll go to save those she loves.
– warning: this review assumes that you’ve read The Witch Hunter. –
The fight scenes were epic as usual, and this time we have John joining in too. The story itself was a roller-coaster ride of emotions and especially since I read it in more or less one sitting, my feelings were all over the place. I yelled and pulled my hair out, I laughed, I cried. Virginia Boecker definitely didn’t hold back in this breathtaking ending to the duology!
Overall, I do feel like The King Slayer was a fantastic finale to this duology, it had basically everything I could have asked for: romance, action, my heart broke a couple of times but was stitched lovingly back together by the end. I can’t wait to read the next novella since I enjoyed The Healer so much!