The Witch Hunter, you witty page turning devil, where have you been all my life?!? … Honestly, its been on the bottom of my to read pile. I really didn’t give it much thought until I got the ARC for book two. Like opps, I better read this. But I digress.
Elizabeth Grey is one of the king’s best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she’s accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake. Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom.
The Witch Hunter is set in 1558 England and might be categories as a historical fantasy but Boecker doesn’t really focus on the medieval England part, in the sense that the setting doesn’t really play a big part of the story. The story is fresh and exciting. There is lots of political backstabbing and unrest. Never know who to trust. LOVE it. But most importantly it is filled with everything a good fantasy book needs: poison, black magic and betrayal. Elizabeth is sassy and witty and a great strong female character. The supporting characters are top notch. (Don’t want to give anything away.)
I am kicking myself that I did not read this sooner. But to make up for it, I started book two moments after I finished this.