Bitter Night

Diana Pharaoh Francis, Author . Pocket $7.99 (387p) ISBN 978-1-4165-9814-5

Francis (Path of Fate ) begins her high-energy, gritty new Horngate Witches series by introducing Max, a magical warrior forced to serve her ex-roommate, “witch-bitch” Giselle. When the ancient Guardians of Earth decide to destroy the mortal world and recover its magic, Max discovers that she has been prophesied to save both her coven home and all humanity, and she must put aside her anger at her servitude to soothe coven rivalries and lead her fellow Shadowblades against powers much bigger than themselves. Emotions run mercurial, flashy and unsubtle throughout, and Max's near-invulnerability, self-healing and possession of an unrestricted wishstone make her more of a superhero than a woman dealing with real internal conflicts. The tough, feel-good, grand-scale supernatural fights, however, will keep action fans coming back for book after book. (Nov.)

Reviewed on: 09/21/2009
Release date: 10/01/2009
Open Ebook - 400 pages - 978-1-4165-9819-0
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