There’s always a certain amount of sadness when a series you love comes to an end. I can’t believe the wonderful Apprentice Witch has now reached the final book in the trilogy, ‘A Witch Come True.’ James Nicol’s wonderful writing has completely cast a spell over me and enjoyed getting lost in Arianwyn’s world. Now that the war is done Arianwyn is hoping that her life can return to normal and she can learn the truth of the quiet glyphs at last. Unfortunately her troubles are far from over, the hex on the great woods is a heavy presence in her mind and her day-to-day work in Lull is constantly testing her knowledge. But the darkness is rising once again and Arianwyn’s self belief is wavering. A dramatic turn of events pushes her to her very limits as she searches for a way to protect those she loves the most.
James brings this series to a rather fitting and glorious end with a story filled with darkness and magic spilling out of every page. Arianwyn’s struggles to come to terms with the changes all around her, everyone seems to have moved on apart from her and she feel the weight of the responsibilities set upon her which never allow her to be herself. Despite her success she still doubts herself and this is compounded by the words of those around her who seek to control her every move. But inside Arianwyn know she must choose to make her own decisions even when they go badly wrong. She’s incredibly brave but flawed and this is why she totally stole my heart from the very first story. Surrounding her with such a brilliant cast of characters brings this story to life allowing the reader to become totally absorbed in this marvellous adventure.
There is so much magic and beauty within this book, James has totally brought this series to life with his extraordinary world-building which continues to enchant me. I feel like I’ve entered the gates of Lull and been able to watch the events unfold right before my eyes because James’s writing is so thoughtful and descriptive. For me this series has really stood out for being exceptionally written, James has a real talent for storytelling that I really admire. Ultimately this is a story of bravery, friendship and having belief in yourself when others may doubt you. A truly unforgettable story filled with magic and mystery that will capture your heart and captivate your imagination.
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Thank you to James for inviting me to join in with this blog tour and to Chicken House books for sending me a gifted copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. ‘A Witch Come True,’ is available to buy now online and from any good bookshop.
An irresistible combination of glorious characterisation and completely believable world building makes these stories utterly compelling.