SOMETIMES YOU CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES. AND SOMETIMES, THEY CHOOSE YOU... 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,... show more
SOMETIMES YOU CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES. AND SOMETIMES, THEY CHOOSE YOU... 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....
Publish date: October 27th 2009
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 387
Edition language: English
Series: Horngate Witches (#1)
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Overall entertaining, but I found the double POV didn't bring much, and the characters didn't strike me as being particularly of interest. However, the mythology of the world depicted in this book is interesting.
This reader's personal opinion, ©2013, all rights reserved.* This one caught me up immediately. Vivid writing. Sympathetic characters. Fast-paced. Clever and original worldbuilding. A lovely air of bringing in more of the Brothers Grimm style of folklore. Witches control territories and people an...
This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence. My Initial Reaction… I picked Bitter Night as an Amazon Freebie, along with books #2 and #3 in the series, on a whim a while back. They sounded good enough and I ...
August Group Read True Love 101Max is a Shadowblade. Once human, she was recreated by Giselle with superhuman abilities and endurance. Carved into her soul are spells which bind her and compel her to protect Giselle and her coven home, Horngate. Now powerful beings, the Guardians are stirring and...