Waterspell: The Complete Series (Boxed Set: Books 1-4)

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Pub Date 21 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 29 Apr 2022
Seven Rivers Publishing, ARC provided by Victory Editing NetGalley Co-op

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Description

Making a place for yourself in a world where you don’t belong takes courage. So does moving in with a warlock. Especially one who is a cauldron of seething anger on his worst days … half mad on his best … who is thinking, perhaps, of killing you. And you can almost understand why he would do it. But you’ll fight to stay alive. Because maybe … just maybe … you’ve found the place where you belong: On his world, in his magic, saving the warlock from himself.

Waterspell, in four books, tells the story of the lost traveler, Carin, who is drawn into the schemes of a hot-tempered, emotionally damaged wizard. Does he view her as nothing more than an expendable weapon in his fight to save his world from lethal alien plagues? Or will Lord Verek find himself wavering, when it comes time to dispose of his fiery water-sylph?

“Waterspell blew my expectations out of the ballpark. What a brilliant and unforgettable story! It is simply extraordinary.” —Lady Vigilante

Making a place for yourself in a world where you don’t belong takes courage. So does moving in with a warlock. Especially one who is a cauldron of seething anger on his worst days … half mad on his...


A Note From the Publisher

Waterspell springs from the realm of epic fantasy (with an environmental fantasy twist). It's got ancient and mysterious magic, a passage from one world to the otherworld, a (reluctant) Chosen One, a Hero/Heroine's Quest, and a search for belonging and redemption. It's a portal fantasy with complex characters and the gothic sensibilities of Jane Eyre (or Wuthering Heights, as one reviewer observed). There's mystery, murder, and a little slow-burning, unconventional romance. Think "Jane Eyre meets a sorcerer."

Waterspell springs from the realm of epic fantasy (with an environmental fantasy twist). It's got ancient and mysterious magic, a passage from one world to the otherworld, a (reluctant) Chosen...


Advance Praise

"I devoured it ... literally consumed by the originality and depth Deborah brings to her characters. She provides a strong balance between action, adventure, fantasy, and romance and Carin's combination of pride and vulnerability make her a fabulous character! Quite frankly, I am just astounded by the emotions this book stirred in me. It is simply extraordinary." —Lady Vigilante

"An impressively immersive quality in Deborah J. Lightfoot's writing draws you in and keeps you there as the pages turn ... engaging the enduring interest and sympathy of the reader as they follow the twists and turns of the plot. Lightfoot creates a detailed and convincing world in which to set her story." —Martin Dukes

"First off there's the writing itself, the quality of the prose, the effortless way that Lightfoot sets the stage and calls the shots, with none of the ponderous, overblown verbiage that weighs down so much high fantasy. Then there are the characters, each determined to leap off the page. But what most sets this book apart is its wild premise, an inspired bit of imagination." —Brian T. Marshall

"An extremely well written fantasy story ... flows well with a very readable style that holds your interest throughout. The world building is solid and intriguing, the magical aspects well drawn and versatile and characterisation is energetic so that you are immediately invested in their future. All in all a marvellous addition to the fantasy genre and I would recommend it for lovers of magical mystical tales." —Liz Wilkins

"If you like epic fantasy that sweeps you to amazing, immersive worlds and while following intriguing characters, be sure to add this series to your to-read list." —Once Upon a YA Book

"The story just keeps getting bigger and bigger." —Book Briefs

Book 1: The Warlock
Book 2: The Wysard
Book 3: The Wisewoman
Book 4: The Witch

"I devoured it ... literally consumed by the originality and depth Deborah brings to her characters. She provides a strong balance between action, adventure, fantasy, and romance and Carin's...


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Featured Reviews

This was a riveting series and i literally devoured it one after the other, I didn't eat at times so I could read this book. well written, excellent world-building with an engaging plot in each book and well developed characters. I was gripped right from the start with twists i didnt see and unpredictablity I loved it.

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An extraordinary book, 4 in fact! Waterspell, in four books, tells the story of the lost traveler, Carin, who is drawn into the schemes of a hot-tempered, emotionally damaged wizard. Does he view her as nothing more than an expendable weapon in his fight to save his world from lethal alien plagues? Or will Lord Verek find himself wavering, when it comes time to dispose of his fiery water-sylph?
I read these over a five day period and found the storytelling fantastic. See for yourself! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This is an addictive to read epic fantasy. I liked it.. It is sweet and steamy, with drama and adventure. I binged through the books eager to see how the story unfolds. Great book by a great author.

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An entertaining, fast paced, and well plotted fantasy series that i read as fast as I could. It was funny and riveting, the world building is fascinating, and the characters fleshed out.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine

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Carin has no memory of her early life before a wheelwright found her, half frozen, beside a pond. He and his family took her in, nursed her back to health, and put her to work as a servant. Life was not too bad: the work was hard and the frequent beatings were not pleasant, but she had food and a roof over her head. When a wisewoman tells her to go north, however, she takes off with great determination and urgency.
In this four-book saga, the author has created an epic fantasy world full of magic, danger, romance, and travel through time and space to other worlds. The characters are vivid and complex, including a young woman on a hero’s quest, a powerful warlock who isn’t sure whether to kill her or embrace her, a Yoda-like wizard, a wood sprite with an attitude, and a monster called the Jabberwock. This is a most enjoyable read for fans of fantasy and fine writing.

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