"An Incredible Opening to a Fascinating and Medieval Witch Trilogy!"
The Fyne sisters are witches living on the enchanted
Fyne Mountain in this alternative medieval world that
Winstead Jones has created. Isadora Fyne is the oldest and
the most adept with her spells and powers. She also raised
her two younger sisters after their mother died. Juliet
Fyne is the middle sister and highly telepathic with just
the touch of her hand. And Sophie Fyne, the youngest of
three is still finding what her true gift and power is.
Each sister had a different father, and has never met any
one of them because of the curse they live under.
Many generation ago a sorcerer was denied the love of a
Fyne Witch and to punish her he cursed every Fyne Witch
born thereafter to lose their true love by age 30 through
death or they just leave one day never to return. Knowing
this, Sophie decides she will control her life by doing as
her mother did and sleep with a man to create a baby and
never see him again. That way her heart will not be
Enter a wounded rebel hero, Kane. He is a man that has
suffered too much loss. His parents are dead; his sister
Liane, taken by the emperor's men, and now his youngest
brother was killed in one of the rebel battles to remove
the emperor from his throne. Lying in despair and drunk in
the woods of Fyne Mountain a vision or angel appears
him. A blissful night of lovemaking is spent and then she
One year later after an amazing amount of good fortune
and painful memories repressed, Kane finally stumbles upon
his 'angel', and she is nursing their babe! Sophie is
stunned to see this man again and yet her heart is eager
reach out to him yet again. Unfortunately, Kane discovers
he has spent the last year enchanted under Sophie's spell,
as she wanted to take away the pain in his eyes. Although
her intentions are good, Kane does not appreciate the gift
while his family's deaths go unavenged.
To make matters more complicated now Kane is insisting
on being apart of the Ariana's life. Sophie doesn't know
what to think and knows when her sister's find out they
will not be happy to have this man around. However the
worries of her sister's anger takes low priority as a
jealous suitor kidnaps Ariana. And so the quest to save
Ariana begins and Kane and Sophie's life becomes
Ms. Jones does a fabulous job of creating this
world and all the fascinating background stories for the
characters involved, be they primary or secondary. Just
when I think I can figure out the direction of this book
twists yet again and opens up another plot to stir the
first, leading me to understand that to know the 'big
picture' I will have to make sure to read the other two
books. And that is so not a problem!
Ms. Jones not only weaves the love stories of the Fyne
sisters but also delves into a darker side of romance of
the emperor Sebestyen and Kane's lost sister, Liane. I
found that I equally fascinated by the story of Sophie and
Kane as I was by the dynamics of the Emperor and Liane.
And as much as I would love to share more I truly believe
it will be more satisfying for you as a reader to discover
this amazing story and world for yourself.
So I leave you with two recommendations: One, get this
book! You won't be disappointed. When I finished The Sun
Witch I immediately tracked down the second book Moon
Witch! And secondly, I would recommend you read these
in order as one novel leads into the next. Absolutely
fabulously well-done Ms. Jones!
[Books in the Trilogy: The Sun Witch; The Moon Witch; The
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted November 5, 2006