Goodreads Rating: 4 / 5
My Rating: 5 / 5
I really enjoyed this book. It’s a great story of adventure, magic and a bit of love.
In the kingdom of Aggadorn, seventeen-year-old Larra Stoneworth of the village of Farr discovers she has a strange magical power. But the law for humans having such magic is simple: death. When word of Larra’s gift reaches the palace, the king’s son is sent to capture her and bring her to trial. During their journey from Larra’s small village to the city, Larra faces dangers unlike any she has ever imagined. Though Larra’s magic may seem a threat to some, another far more sinister threat emerges that endangers the life of everyone—even the king himself.
An innocent girl with powers she didn’t know she had. A noble prince sent to imprison her. A powerful counselor mad with jealousy. An evil plot. A death sentence. And above all, the strength of one young woman to do what is right, no matter the consequences.
Note to the Reader: The romance in this novel is clean.
From beginning to end we hold the hope that innocent and strong Larra gets the happy ending her little friend Kiera is always speaking about. The young, handsome prince is not our typical perfect fairy tale prince, but rather he shows that all humans have flaws which makes him relatable. The king is a good ruler, making McCraine’s fantasy world one that I would love to slip into and live in forever.
The book is exciting and there was never a dull moment. It was difficult to put the book down at all. It was a quick and easy read, and I loved McCraine’s style of writing. I would love to read more of McCraine’s books someday soon.
I was given an ARC of The Witche’s Reward from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.