"First in a fantasy series that is off to a very magical start!"
As a Fyne witch, Sophia Maddox Fyne has a three hundred
year old curse upon her: she will never be able to know
true love without having said love die. Having grown up
with out knowing her father, she decided that having
sporadic relationships with men, if only to continue the
line of Fyne witches would be acceptable to her. When
Sophia dreams of a man with green eyes, she knows that its
time for her first lover and become a woman.
Kane Varden is a soldier in the rebel army. During an
ambush, his brother dies and he is left for dead. After
wandering around, consoling himself with alcohol, he finds
himself in the woods next to a pond where an angel comes to
him and he has the most passionate experience of his life,
followed by incredibly good luck. However he can't get the
beautiful woman out of his dreams and is determined to find
her, if for any other reason to prove his angel isn't as
perfect as his memory says she is.
THE SUN WITCH is such an amazing fantasy. The beginning of
the story contains a lot of information that for some
readers might cause the book to drag, but I think the
author did a great job of building the world regardless.
The story is full of so many subtle things that can easily
be missed that I really enjoyed the book. It has a mixture
of medieval history that as a reader you expect, but there
are also technologies I wasn't expecting.
In this world, magic and witchcraft were banned for many
years, and therefore the outer, smaller communities are
still leery of these practices, (but the capitol city
thrives with its use). The Fyne sisters live outside a
small village that is still very superstitious, so our
heroine, Sophia has been very sheltered by her two older
sisters Juliet and Isadora. She has her own ideas about how
she wants to live her life, but because she has been so
sheltered Sophia never actually grew up or developed her
magical abilities. When Kane tracks her down her entire
life is turned upside down and she has to grow up: their
daughter is kidnapped and Sophia is forced to go to the
I'm actually reading this series in order, THE MOON WITCH
is the second story about Juliet and I'm going to recommend
reading them in order. Several things happen in SUN that
will overlap into the second book. There is Lianas story,
(which literally ends SUN) that is just developing and I am
hoping will continue through the second (and possibly the
third) book. Also, because of the Fyne curse causing the
death of a loved one on or before his 30th birthday, you
might learn things in the second or third book that would
affect your reading of the first book.
For me, THE SUN WITCH sounded interesting but turned out to
be a truly great read. I am looking forward to reading
Juliet's story next!
Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted January 7, 2006
Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted November 20, 2006