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Bitter Night – Spotlight & Review

Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Frances

  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket (Oct 27 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416598146
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416598145

    Once, Max dreamed of a career, a home, a loving family. Now all she wants is freedom…and revenge. A witch named Giselle transformed Max into a warrior with extraordinary strength, speed, and endurance. Bound by spellcraft, Max has no choice but to fight as Giselle’s personal magic weapon — a Shadowblade — and she’s lethally good at it. But her skills are about to be put to the test as they never have before….

    The ancient Guardians of the earth are preparing to unleash widespread destruction on the mortal world, and they want the witches to help them. If the witches refuse, their covens will be destroyed, including Horngate, the place Max has grudgingly come to think of as home. Max thinks she can find a way to help Horngate stand against the Guardians, but doing so will mean forging dangerous alliances — including one with a rival witch’s Shadowblade, who is as drawn to Max as she is to him — and standing with the witch she despises. Max will have to choose between the old life she still dreams of and the warrior she has become, and take her place on the side of right — if she survives long enough to figure out which side that is….”

    My Thoughts:

    I was pretty much blown away by this book. I loved it! Max is a kick-a$$ character with “baditude” and I was hooked from the get go. I really enjoyed Pharaoh-Frances’ world building and am really hoping to see more books in this world she’s created. A unique and action filled urban fantasy with interesting characters, fast pacing, violence, romance, tension, conflicts, and just pure talent in the telling of the story.

    Diana Pharaoh Frances is an accomplished Fantasy author and I believe this is her first foray into contemporary or Urban Fantasy, I could be wrong, but she’s nailed it! I don’t know what else to say except that this book will be on my keeper shelf to be re-read again, was well worth buying and I can’t wait for another Horngate Witches book. 😀


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    January 25, 2010 Posted by | On My Bookshelf, Reviews, Spotlight On... | , , , , , | 4 Comments