Witch On The Water – Spotlight & Review
“Witch on the Water” chronicles the continuing adventures of twelve-year-old Cullen and his friends, Maddy and April. Cullen thought he had enough trouble surviving school, dealing with his miserable home life, and being possessed by Rowan, a 1400-year-old wizard. But when Rowan’s wife, the sadistic vampire Fiana, comes back seeking revenge, Cullen and his band of misfits must do what they can to stop her. This time Cullen’s favorite teacher is Fiana’s first target. Imaginative and poignant, the adventures of Rowan and Cullen thoroughly enchants the reader and promises to be a great series for readers of fantasy, young and old. “Witch on the Water” is the second book in the award-winning “Rowan of the Wood” fantasy series.”
Witch On The Water is the second book in the Rowan Of The Wood Series. Book one:
“Rowan of the Wood, Winner of the Indie Excellence Award for Young Adult Fiction, tells the story of a young boy Cullen who meanders through the redwood forest every day on his way to school, losing himself in books and fantasy worlds full of elves, fairies, and wizards. He loves to escape to these magical lands because reality for him is not fun at all. Cullen and his two misfit friends, Maddy and April, are terribly unpopular amongst the other kids, and they regularly endure ridicule and bullying. Cullen’s life changes incredibly one day when he uncovers an ancient magic wand that is inhabited by a powerful wizard, Rowan. Inadvertently, Cullen releases Rowan from the wand and finds himself possessed by the wizard, with a great power and an obsessive need to find a lost love. When danger is near, Rowan emerges from the frightened child to set things right. He and Cullen try to understand what has happened to them, only to discover a deeper problem. Nearly fourteen centuries ago, Rowan and his bride Fiana were separated on their wedding day. Rowan manages to survive, trapped in time, until Cullen releases him from the wand. Fiana uses dark magic to stay alive as she continues searching for Rowan. Over the centuries, Fiana descends deeper into the darkness becoming something evil and eventually giving up her search…until a young boy brings Rowan back to her.”
Witch On The Water continues Cullen’s story and I quite liked the tale. It can be read as a stand-alone, though I think it would be even more enjoyable if you’ve read Rowan On The Water first. Filled with several relatable characters who experience a fantastical situation and journey, I was cheering for Cullen, Rowan, Maddy, April and the rest of the gang. Though this series is classified as Young Adult, it’s also a good read for adults who enjoy a lighter fantasy.
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