Author: K.S. Marsden
Series: Witch-Hunter #1
Published: May 2013 (first published January 1st 2013)
Page Count: 157
Shelf: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Charged with stopping the witches, taking whatever measures necessary, there are witch-hunters, all reporting to the Malleus Maleficarum Council (MMC). For hundreds of years witches have been persecuted and when the powerful Shadow Witch rises again, they have their opportunity for revenge.
The best the MMC has to offer, the talented seventh-generation witch-hunting Hunter Astley has his own part to play. In his own way.
Not only is this one of the few times I can remember seeing witch hunters as the good guys in fictional literature, it is the only time outside of academia that I have ever seen the Malleus Maleficarum used correctly. A huge kudos to the author on that front. Lots of research went behind this lovely novella.
The main characters in this story are quite well developed for a novella. You actually get to know them much better than some characters in full length novels. They are all quite well suited to their role in the story. I also appreciate the supporting cast of characters. they bring a very well rounded feeling to the story.
Overall this is a dense but very enjoyable read. The author leaves you with a feeling of satisfaction at the end, while still wanting more.
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