House of Primal Witches
by Raven More
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Pub Date 23 May 2023 | Archive Date 30 Apr 2023
Impure touch is a great sin, almost as blasphemous as practicing witchcraft. The lust between my beloved and myself risks eternal damnation, so we must marry soon.
I’ve waited so long, traveled the Dead Zone, and lost my brother to Raiders, all to escape the condemned witches to live in the pious nation of Luminous.
Today is my day to marry my betrothed, the son of the great Pontiff, ruler of the light, to take my position as the Chosen One.
But this morning I awoke to discover one problem…I’m a witch.
***This is not an easy, 'romantasy' read. This has twists and turns and a heroine that will grow throughout the story.**
5 STARS ~ Readers' Favorite Reviews
"I would describe House of Primal Witches by Raven More like a smack on the head. It is completely unexpected and hits you with twists and turns that will leave you wanting more. I really loved the dark and eerie atmosphere, especially with the emphasis on execution among witches in this era, which sets the mood of the story very nicely. The storyline also progresses quickly, with new information being thrown around; however, this was done tastefully and doesn’t leave readers confused. Beyond vampires and witches, House of Primal Witches is a story about love, betrayal, secrets, and letting go. I cannot recommend this book enough!"
Average rating from 34 members
Firstly I would like to thank the wonderful author, publisher and netgalley for granting me an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.
I truly enjoyed this book in its entirety. It’s unpredictable, it kept me thinking, it kept me guessing and wondering who in this town of Luminous and beyond can really be trusted. Can she trust anyone, can she trust herself, her heart? The truth is I still don’t know but I cannot wait to find out!
She is fighting for justice, for love, for truth, for sanctuary, for the safety of others and all the while battling the push and pull of her own wants and desires.
This book is perfectly paced and exciting from start to finish with no lulls, I struggled to put it down and shamelessly ended up reading it two sittings.
I will definitely be purchasing a physical copy for my shelf when this is released and I eagerly await the second instalment!
Such an authentic and captivating storyline. The build is on point, the characters will make you intrigued, feel and fall hard.
This book sounded like a nice romantasy novel and I thought it would be a nice and easy read. Unfortunately, it was not for me at all.
I stopped reading at around 52% because I wanted to read it entirely to be able to write a thorough review, but I gave up. The main problem with this book is that there is no depth whatsoever ; the characters have to depth or complexity, the narration is not developed enough to allow us to go beneath the surface thoughts and actions, and what is developed is very repetitive, centered on telling rather than showing.
All characters are pretty much one-dimensional and the bad guys are just really cliché bad guys who are…. just bad. This isn’t helped by the fact that the world building is really lacking. I sort of understood that it was a post-apocalyptic world that devolved in a cross between 19th century and medieval society, but it was never said in the beginning that it is actually a world derived from our world, to a point where I thought the Shakespeare in Love reference was a mistake.
Everything is going too fast and the heroine keeps trusting the wrong people and ending up in terrible situations, which makes her come off as incredibly naive and stupid.
I wish I had something positive to say about this book, but even though the concept sounded promising, I could not get attached to any characters or get involved in any part of the story.
House of Primal Witches by Raven More is a thrilling and captivating read that kept me hooked from beginning to end. The world setting is well-crafted and adds a dark and eerie atmosphere to the story.
What I loved most about this book was the complex and multi-dimensional characters. The protagonist, in particular, is a strong and determined woman who is forced to confront her own beliefs and values as she discovers her own true nature as a witch. The twists and turns in the plot kept me on the edge of my seat, and I found myself completely invested in the story and the fates of the characters.
Overall, House of Primal Witches is a fantastic read that combines elements of romance, fantasy, and suspense in a unique and engaging way. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a gripping and thought-provoking read.
Thank you to Netgalley, Flyaway Publishing and Raven More for granting me an advance copy of this book in return for my honest opinions.
This author did a fantastic job. The plot, characters, and story line make this an enjoyable read. I don't understand sone of the negative and DNF reviews. For me it was a total five stars.
The plot kept me interested. Loved the twists and turns and added romance